St Mary’s Stadium, England /
The almighty manchester citywhich boasts the most expensive squad on the planet with a value of 1.1 billion euros, has been knocked out of the English League Cup this Wednesday against the last place of the Premier League, the southamptonwho with a “modest” squad of 337 million euros sent him home.
Starting with regular substitutes such as Julián Álvarez, Phil Foden and Jack Grealish, that was what Pep Guardiola He sent to the field of St. Mary’s Park and ended up using his entire arsenal as spare parts with Erling Haaland and Kevin de Bruyne, although not even they saved him from ridiculous goodbye in the EFL Cup.
with marker 2-0 thanks to the goals of the Franco-Senegalese Sékou Mara at minute 23 and from the Malian Moussa Djenepo at 29′the Saints dispatched one of the greats of English football, who has won six of the last nine editions of this Cup.
True to his style Pep Guardiola’s team dominated possession with 72%but it is in this type of duels in which one questions the use of walking around so much if the rival was much more productive and forceful, ordering two of their four shots on goal to be saved, while the Citizens made seven shots, but none under poles.
In the 23rd minute of the game, the Saints went ahead on the scoreboard, when Sékou Mara stepped past Kyle Walker to finish off into the net a center from the right of the Brazilian Lyanko. And barely six minutes later, Djenepo surprised goalkeeper Stefan Ortegaborn in Germany to a Spanish father, with a placed shot from 25 meters that slipped through the top corner.
EFL Cup semi-finalists
The surviving teams for Semifinals are Southampton vs. Newcastle and Manchester United vs. Nottingham Forestwhich this Wednesday eliminated the Wolverhampton of the Mexican Raúl Jiménez.