Manchester City eliminates Arsenal from the FA Cup in a match defined by small details

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With a solitary goal from the defender Nathan Ake Manchester City beat Arsenal by the minimum to eliminate it from the FA Cupin a typical match of a chess game between Guardiola and his former assistant Mikel Artetawhich was defined by small details.

In the first part it was a shared domain for both teams, which at times lent themselves control of the ball, although without generating any clear chance of scoring. Arteta went out to the field of Etihad Stadium with an alternative team, since several of its regular starters did not jump onto the pitch from the start; players like Martin Odegaard, Martinelli, William Saliba and Oleksandr Zinchenko They started from the bank.

In the second part, Guardiola’s team launched more into the attack and the lack of Erling Haaland to beat the nets, the goal came from a defender; It was the winger Aké who was at the right time and in the opportune place to culminate an action that arrived after game time, gestated with a shot at the post by the Argentine Julian Alvarez and resolved by Jack Grealish who found the Dutch defender as a solution, the one who brought the ball into the net.

Arteta had to resort to Odegaard, Zinchenko and Gabriel Matinelli that they gave depth to Arsenal and cornered City; but a brilliant performance from the goalkeeper Stefan Ortega he denied the Gunners the goal on more than one occasion.

At the end of the 1990s, the game ended with a minimal difference for those from Manchester, who thus eliminated Arsenal and advanced to the fifth round of the FA Cupthe last phase before the semifinals and final.

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