UCL: Guardiola Proud To Beat 'Best Opponents' Napoli
Manchester City managed a 2-1 win over Napoli in the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday with manager, Pep Guardiola on his feet and on the edge of his seat.
Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus had put the English Premier League club two goals ahead after just 13 minutes before Napoli started growing into the game.
The Italian club finally got a penalty but was squandered by Dries Mertens in the 38th minute as they kept the pressure on Pep’s men.
Napoli caused Kevin de Bruyne and Fernandinho to bag yellow cards before another penalty was awarded.
Amadou Diawara made no mistake this time as he converted nicely to reduce the deficit.
That goal propelled Napoli, and they piled more pressure on City. The tie finally ended 2-1 to the English team, putting smiles on Guardiola’s face.
"I think it was an extraordinary game from both sides. We faced one of the best sides I faced in my career, probably the best," said Guardiola.
"It is one of the wins I am most proud of in my career.
"Today we won against an incredible team. To do that you have to do an incredible performance."
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