Palmer’s dream week and De Bruyne’s basketball skills

It has been another busy week for City.

In episode 385 …

Ruben Dias and Riyad Mahrez tested their touch ahead of Saturday’s Premier League clash with Burnley with a match of football and tennis, with Bernardo Silva seated to judge the contest!

But the Portuguese midfielder quickly rose from the referee’s chair to help City secure a deserved 2-0 win over Burnley later in the afternoon, scoring the game’s first goal en route to the title. man of the match.

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Cole Palmer came off the bench late in this victory over the Clarets for his second Premier League appearance, but his sky-blue exploits were far from over that day.

Just two hours later, the 19-year-old made the short trip to City Football Academy to help Brian Barry-Murphy’s elite development team clinch a 5-0 victory over the Underdogs. 23-year-old Leicester City, winning a hat-trick for good. measure!

After enjoying a well-deserved rest on Sunday, the focus was on our Champions League Group A clash away from Club Brugge, with the team traveling to Belgium on Monday night and reunited with Brazilian duo Gabriel Jesus and Ederson in the process.

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City would score five goals for the first time in a Champions League away game at Jan Breydel Stadium, with Palmer once again on target to win their first senior European goal for Club, and his fourth goal in just four days.

A light cool-down followed, with Kevin De Bruyne proving he was as skilled with his hands as he was with his feet, sinking four successive three-pointers on the indoor basketball court!

Finally, it was time to refocus on our national commitments, with an intense session at the City Football Aacademy helping to sharpen City ahead of Saturday’s kick-off at 5.30pm (UK) in Brighton.

Take a look back at City’s busy week via the video above …

Brighton v Manchester City

Kick-off is at 5.30pm (UK) and we’ll have full coverage here on ManCity.com and on the official Man City app.

Live text updates will begin in our Match day center at 3.30 p.m., while our Live match day The show kicks off an hour before kickoff, with Michael Brown and Paul Dickov as guests this week.

A match report and all of Guardiola’s and one player’s reactions will be available shortly after the full-time whistle, with free highlights to watch starting at 9:15 p.m.

CITY + subscribers can watch a full 90-minute replay of the game starting at midnight.