There is No Need to Panic, Says Kompany

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has claimed that his side did not deserve to lose 2-1 to Juventus in their opening game of this season’s Champions League.


His replacement Nicolas Otamendi, making his City debut, was caught out and Morata curled in a brilliant victor .

Juventus lost 3-1 to Barcelona in the 2015 final in June.

The Chilean said: “I expect that when we have chances we must score”.

The Chilean, who is 62 on Wednesday, said: “We have 15 more points to play for, so it depends on how we play and what result we get in our next game”.

“We want to qualify to the last 16 and after that you must see the draw, the most important thing is tomorrow”.

“But Juventus are a team that knows how to defend and have a lot of experience in the Champions League“.

Vincent Kompany has allayed fears he faces an extended spell on the sidelines with the calf injury he sustained in Manchester City’s 2-1 defeat to Juventus.

Morata, who provided similar heroics against Real Madrid in the semifinals past year , launched a deep left-footed strike at the top of the box and pinged it off the post beyond goalkeeper Joe Hart to push Juve ahead and for three points in one of the tournament’s tougher groups.

“I expect that when we have chances we must score”, the Chilean was quoted as saying by the Daily Express.

Man City’s Champions League campaign gets underway against Juventus at the Etihad Stadium on Tuesday; with this a 7:45pm kick-off.

City had chances to put the game beyond the visitors, with Raheem Sterling wasting a couple of presentable openings, the first of which arrived in the second minute of the match.

In team news, striker Sergio Aguero will not be available for City in today’s game due to a knee injury he picked up in their win over Crystal Palace last Saturday.


The defeat is City’s first of the season, after they had stormed to five consecutive Premier League wins without conceding a goal, and Toure believes his side played well.

Vincent Kompany is determined to deliver in UEFA Champions League for