07 Diciembre, 2017
It was the most unlikely lead at the end of a first half in which the hosts dominated. We had two strikers in the second half and that helped, it was a big lesson for me.
Mourinho was asked whether any of his currently injured players would be ready to face Manchester City or not on Sunday.
Perhaps seeing how an ultra-defensive Huddersfield frustrated City, Southampton lined up with five defenders and three defensive midfielders and the tactics worked in the first half.
"In the Champions League you never know what will happen and we will see what happens". His game looked to be over early on as he appeared to pull up with an injury, but he soldiered on, and mustered double the shots of anyone on the pitch. Fonseca's squad contains seven Brazilians while City boast the likes of Ederson, Gabriel Jesus, Fernandinho and Danilo in their ranks.
City finally threatened when teenage substitute Brahim Diaz scampered down the left only for his cross to be touched onto the post by Jesus.
As a result of this, the Ivorian has been allowed to dream of a second Champions League victory under Guardiola's tutelage, following the duo's victory with Barcelona in 2009. They need one more win to equal Arsenal's record of 14 consecutive victories, and where better to match the Invincible's benchmark then at Old Trafford next Sunday. It did, however, contribute to their first loss of the season.
With the diminutive Brazil international in top form and Liverpool back into the top four with their fifth win in six Premier League games, things are starting to look really good for Jurgen Klopp's side.
If Napoli's game against Inter was just as important as their game with City, how important is City's dead rubber against Shakhtar, with United coming up on Sunday? If they are ever going to rest players it is this week, and having qualified as group winners with a game to spare that is their prerogative.
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