EURO 2024: Match Week One Round up


An overview of the Manchester City players representing their countries at the 2024 UEFA Euros.

Group A

Switzerland vs Hungary (3-1)

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Manuel Akanji: A solid performance defensively and effective in passing, contributing to Switzerland’s opening victory.

Group B

Spain vs Croatia (3-0)

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Rodrigo: A tough outing, as he gave away a penalty and was fortunate to escape with only a yellow card. Substituted late due to a muscle problem.

Mateo Kovacic: One of Croatia’s better performers, displaying good dribbling but lacking the final product. Substituted at the hour mark.

Josko Gvardiol: Drove the ball forward well but left significant space behind him, which Spain exploited. A disappointing performance overall.

Group C

England vs Serbia (1-0)

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Kyle Walker: Outstanding throughout the game. Solid defensively and provided plenty going forward, playing a key role in Jude Bellingham’s goal and almost scoring himself.

John Stones: Delivered a good performance but showed some rust due to his recent lack of game time.

Phil Foden: A subpar performance by his standards. Struggled to influence the game, having just one touch in the opposition box, and frequently lost possession.

Group D

Netherlands vs Poland (2-1)

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Nathan Ake: Excellent performance from the City centre-back. Playing as an inverted full-back on the left, he was strong in defense and assisted both Dutch goals.

Group E

Belgium vs Slovakia (0-1)

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Jeremy Doku: Had a challenging game. Made several good dribbles but lacked the end product in the final third. His error led to Slovakia’s only goal.

Kevin De Bruyne: The best Belgian player on the pitch, De Bruyne was at his creative best. He made four key passes and created a big chance that Romelu Lukaku failed to convert. Ultimately let down by his teammates in a disappointing defeat for Belgium.

Group F

Portugal vs Czech Republic (2-1)

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Ruben Dias: Largely untested by the Czech Republic attack. Was tidy in possession and delivered a fantastic cross for Cristiano Ronaldo.

Bernardo Silva: Had a lot of the ball and frequently drove forward. However, his end product was missing.

Joao Cancelo: Like Dias, had little defensive work to do. Moved into central positions to try and influence the play more, but apart from one excellent ball to Bernardo, was fairly quiet.

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