UEFA Champions League Results: Manchester City edge Napoli, Spurs hold Real Madrid

Pep Guardiola Manchester City

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The absurdity of City's goalkeeping situation last season continues to be highlighted on a weekly basis thanks to Claudio Bravo's successor.

The Belgian was instrumental in City's 7-2 win over Stoke City on Saturday, providing two assists and playing on the passes which lead to the Sky Blues second goal.

Both sides are now in sublime form and each team sits atop of their respective leagues, with only one loss between them this season, it has all the makings of a fantastic game for the neutrals.

"Today we won against an incredible team".

On Saturday, his team were three goals up after 27 minutes, with Gabriel Jesus touching in the first from Kyle Walker's cutback, before Sterling tapped in the second and then set up David Silva to steer in the third.

Despite losing two of their three games in the Champions League, Napoli have made a flawless start to Serie A with eight wins out of eight.

Napoli rode its luck, with De Bruyne crashing a 20-metre curler against the bar and Koubibaly clearing off the line from Jesus, but came into the game before halftime.

"It is one of the wins I am most proud of in my career".

De Bruyne's agent Patrick De Koster has said he intends to begin discussions with City over improved terms in the coming months.

"I think it was an extraordinary game from both sides".

"We're a bit upset to concede the goal that we did, I thought it was a bit soft but overall: a great team performance".

However, Napoli could not muster another goal as City saw the game out to take another three Champions League points.

Napoli only have one real injury concern, following Saturday's victory over Roma, midfielder Jorinho suffered a knock and the Italian global looks set to be replaced by Marko Rog.

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