En «stage intensif» en Catalogne, les joueurs de Manchester City ont été battus par Girona (1-0) en amical ce mardi.
Three days after having blown up the Brighton lock (2-0) for his debut in the Championship, Manchester City lost to the field of Girona (1-0) on Tuesday, in friendly. Pep Guardiola had left most of his executives on the bench, but with Danilo, Eliaquim Mangala, Leroy Sane, Yaya Touré, Bernardo Silva and Raheem Sterling, his eleven Had the pace. The Spanish midfielder Cristian Portugues, known as “Portu”, scored the only goal of the match in the 14th minute.
Guardiola and his players flew Saturday night to Catalonia, officially for an “intensive training period” of four days, says technical director Txiki Begiristain. According to the English press, City Football Group, the holding company created to administer relations between the various clubs linked to Manchester City, would in fact intend to invest heavily in the Spanish club, which could cause a conflict of interest if Girona, promoted to La Liga this season, qualified for a European Cup at the same time as City.