Our prediction for this Champions League match:
Top position in Group C will be at stake when Porto and Manchester City go head to head at Estadio do Dragao on Tuesday evening. The Dragons have been in a splendid form of late, with the team eyeing their sixth consecutive win in all competitions. Since the Portuguese side are six points clear of third-place Olympiakos, Sergio Conceicao’s men would be more than happy with one point from the match.
The Citizens, on the other hand, have been showing signs of improvement of late. Following a hard-fought 1-0 win over Olympiakos in the Champions League, Pep Guardiola’s men outclassed Burnley 5-0 in their last league match. Man City aim to keep their 100% record in Group C intact, and seeing that Guardiola has a full squad to choose from, away win should be considered. Grujic is banned for the hosts, while Marcano, Pepe, Mbaye, and Uribe are all likely to miss the game with injury.
Highlighted Player (Toni Martinez):
Born in Barrio del Progreso, Spain, on June 30, 1997, Toni Martinez is a forward who plays for Primeira Liga side Famalicao. Martinez is a product of Real Murcia football school, but in 2013 he moved to Valencia youth academy.
After scoring two goals in 16 appearances for Valencia B, the Spaniard signed a deal with West Ham United in April 2016 for a fee of around £2.4 million. However, he did not see any game action in the Premier League with the Hammers as he was immediately sent on loan to Oxford United.
Toni Martinez played for the likes of Real Valladolid, Rayo Majadahonda, and Lugo on loan as well before signing a three-year deal with Famalicao in the summer of 2019. He made his debut with the Azuis e Brancos on August 3, 2019, in a 2-0 home defeat to Covilha in the Taca da Portugal. Toni Martinez has two caps with the Spain U19 team.
Highlighted Team (Man City):
Manchester City are the lest famous of the two major clubs based in Manchester. The club was founded in 1880, but they have been struggling in the English Premier League in the past. Nonetheless, ever since the club was purchased by Abu Dhabi United Group in 2008, the Citizens have been playing an important role in the English top flight.
Manchester City won two Premier League trophies under Roberto Mancini and Manuel Pellegrini (2011/2012 and 2013/2014), but both managers eventually paid the price for some disappointing results. Man City play their home games at the Etihad Stadium and the stadium capacity is 55,097.
Manchester United are regarded as Manchester City’s biggest rivals and the likes of Kun Aguero, Carlos Tevez, Shaun Wright-Phillips, Uwe Rosler, Yaya Toure, Sylvain Distin are some of the most remarkable players that played for the Etihad Stadium outfit. Manchester City have won four Premier League titles and five FA Cup trophies and it has to be noted that they made it to the Champions League semis in the 2015/2016 season.