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L'Équipe Gives Out Ratings To Spurs’ Champions League Performance Against Manchester City

L'Équipe Gives Out Ratings To Spurs’ Champions League Performance Against Manchester City

The reigning Premier League champions won 4-3 on the night at the Etihad Stadium, but Spurs booked their spot in the semi-finals thanks to the 4-4 aggregate scoreline.

The French newspaper, which is known for its ruthless player and manager ratings, didn't hold back in its analysis of both teams.

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Son Heung-min, who scored a brace in the opening ten minutes, was the highest-rated Spurs player with a seven, while three players -- Dele Alli, Victor Wanyama and Kieran Trippier -- were tied for the lowest score in the team at four.

Interestingly, it's not all bad news for Spurs. After all, the publication awarded Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino an impressive rating of nine.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

Kevin De Bruyne, who put on a strong showing for City by registering three assists in the match, received the highest rating for any player with eight.

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Raheem Sterling, who scored twice, was awarded a seven alongside Sergio Agüero, while Aymeric Laporte picked up the lowest rating for the team with a three.

Meanwhile, City boss Pep Guardiola didn't fair as well as Pochettino after being awarded a disappointing rating of five.

Credit: L'Équipe
Credit: L'Équipe

Liverpool, who thrashed Porto 4-1 on Wednesday night at the Estádio do Dragão, also received the L'Équipe treatment.

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The newspaper handed Jürgen Klopp a rating of seven, with the joint-highest Reds players being Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mané with a score of seven.

For Divock Origi, however, it's safe to say that L'Équipe was not impressed with the 24-year-old Belgian forward's performance after handing him a three rating.

Credit: L'Équipe
Credit: L'Équipe

Just a bit of context: L'Équipe is very harsh with its ratings, with the newspaper only handing out nine 10/10 scores in its 73-year history.

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Of course, the last player to be awarded the coveted perfect score was Dušan Tadić, who received the rating for his masterclass performance in Ajax's victory against Real Madrid earlier this season.

Pochettino's men have booked their spot in the semi-finals of the Champions League and will take on Ajax, while Liverpool will have a showdown with Barcelona in the next round.

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Which teams will make it to the final of the Champions League this season?

Let us know in the comments.

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Topics: Manchester City, Spurs, Football News, Etihad Stadium, Tottenham Hotspur, Football, Pep Guardiola, Mauricio Pochettino, L'Equipe, Son Heung-Min, Champions League

Adnan Riaz

Adnan Riaz is a journalist for SPORTbible. He studied for a B.A. in History at the University of York and followed it up with an M.A. in Multimedia Journalism at MMU. Before he started writing about sports, he spent over four years in the gaming press. He has worked for several publications, including Hardcore Gamer, LADbible and the Manchester Evening News. Follow him on Twitter to find out what he is working on next. Got a story tip for Adnan? Email him: [email protected]

 

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