EURO 2024: Manchester City group stage round-up


As the group stage of the 2024 UEFA Euros comes to a close, Manchester City fans can take pride in the performances of their players representing their respective countries. From solid defensive displays to impressive attacking contributions, Man City players have made their mark on the tournament. In this summary, we’ll take a closer look at how each Manchester City player fared in the group stage, highlighting their strengths and weaknesses as they prepare for the knockout stages.

Players Qualified for the Knockout Stages

Manuel Akanji, Switzerland

(Round of 16 Fixture: Italy)

A strong showing from the centre-back so far. Starting all games, he has looked confident in both defense and in possession.

Rodri, Spain

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(Round of 16 Fixture: Georgia)

Didn’t start the tournament well with a below-par showing against Croatia. Was back to his usual best against Italy but was suspended for the final group match against Albania.

Kyle Walker, England

(Round of 16 Fixture: Slovakia)

One of the Three Lions’ better performers so far, Walker has been strong in defense and has attempted to be more direct and attacking in possession.

John Stones, England

(Round of 16 Fixture: Slovakia)

Looked rusty in the first few games but has played fairly well so far. With England conceding just a single goal in the group stages, he hasn’t had much to do.

Phil Foden, England

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(Round of 16 Fixture: Slovakia)

Much was expected from the Premier League Player of the Year, but he has been disappointing so far. He showed some bright sparks against Slovenia but is yet to register a goal contribution.

Nathan Ake, Netherlands

(Round of 16 Fixture: Romania)

Has been solid defensively and has helped up the pitch by getting a couple of assists.

Jeremy Doku, Belgium

(Round of 16 Fixture: France)

Inconsistent. Looks brilliant at times with his mazy dribbles and burst of acceleration but often lacks the end product.

Kevin De Bruyne, Belgium

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(Round of 16 Fixture: France)

Fantastic showing by the Belgian captain so far. Has scored one goal but is extremely unlucky to have failed to register an assist so far. De Bruyne has created some fantastic chances only for his teammates to let him down with their poor finishing.

Matheus Nunes, Portugal

(Round of 16 Fixture: Slovenia)

Having come in as a replacement for the injured Otavio, Nunes has played just 15 minutes in the group stage.

Ruben Dias, Portugal

(Round of 16 Fixture: Slovenia)

Was commanding at the heart of the defense in the two matches he played. Looked to venture forward at times as well.

Bernardo Silva, Portugal

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(Round of 16 Fixture: Slovenia)

Scored his first goal in a major international tournament, bagging against Turkey in a dominating victory for Portugal. Has looked good on the wing.

Joao Cancelo, Portugal

(Round of 16 Fixture: Slovenia)

Having played on both sides of the defense, Cancelo has shown versatility but has remained committed in his willingness to attack. Decent tournament so far.

Players Eliminated

Mateo Kovacic, Croatia

Was consistent throughout the tournament and had some good displays in the midfield. Would have liked to contribute with a few goal contributions.

Josko Gvardiol, Croatia

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Was fairly solid throughout the tournament. Drove forward well when played as a full back and defended decently. Croatia just couldn’t close games down in stoppage time.

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