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Guardiola after Man City’s draw with Copenhagen: ‘It’s a good point.’

Updated: Oct 14, 2022

Ten-man Manchester City missed a penalty and had a goal overruled by VAR as they played out a goalless draw against Copenhagen.

Pep Guardiola was pleased Manchester City gained “a good point” when they played Copenhagen at the Parker Stadium in the Champions League on Tuesday night.

The Cityzens were reduced to 10 men as Sergio Gomez was shown a straight red in the 30th minute for his foul on 19-year-old forward Hakon Haraldsson.

And this was after Rodri hit the net with a superb volley but the Spanish midfielder’s goal was overruled by Portuguese referee Artur Dias following a VAR check.

Algeria international Riyad Mahrez also found failed to cease the opportunity presented to him in the 25th minute as his penalty kick was saved by goalkeeper Kamil Grabara.

Mahrez has now failed to score two of his last three penalties in all competitions for Man City.

Following the match, the City coach insisted they have to win their next game against Dortmund to top Group G of Europe’s elite competition.

Man City are 'close now'

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola speaking to BT Sport: "We start really well against 11. The we had an hour and 10 minutes to hang on. When we had the ball we were clever. It’s a good point.

"Not mathematically [confirmed] but almost qualified for the next round. It’s a good point.

"I didn’t see the actions on TV. We adapted really well. They are too good. We are close now. We have to go to Dortmund now and secure the first position."

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