John Stones double gets ruthless Manchester City off to a ideal start

De Bruyne on the road to Premier League greatness

Pep Guardiola's men failed to win on their travels in last year's tournament, but they strolled to victory at De Kuip against the reigning Dutch champions.

Guardiola did not hold back in his praise of Kevin De Bruyne, who followed up his excellent display in the 5-0 win over Liverpool on Saturday with another outstanding performance.

In the other Group F match, Shakhtar Donetsk beat Napoli 2-1. This is the Dutch side's first Champions League group stage performance in 15 years.

City have spent more than £200 million (S$354.4m) over the summer strengthening their squad after losing to Monaco in the last 16 last season.

Defender Ridgeciano Haps and forward Nicolai Jorgensen were injured and the team Feyenoord will be without them.

Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure and Pep Guardiola have endured a hard relationship at Manchester City and the latest episode in their soap opera has led to more questions. There are a lot of things to do but a start like this is so important.

De Bruyne said: "If you score three goals fairly early in the game it gives you more control but I think all around we did very well".

". It's important for us to see if we can go away from home with the same mentality we have at the Etihad".

Another player who will not feature is captain Vincent Kompany, who continues to be troubled by the calf injury which affected him last weekend.


Claudio Bravo could replace Ederson if the Brazilian goalkeeper is not risked following his collision with Mane. But do not forget how the "townspeople" played before the fight with Liverpool and performed at the exit in the last Champions League draw.

Meanwhile, Feyenoord winger Steven Berghuis said he expected it to be a tough night for the hosts, European Cup winners in 1970.

Jonathan is ESPN FC's Manchester City correspondent.

Manchester City are a heavy favorite going into this match against Feyenoord.

In February 2015, drunken Feyenoord fans trashed Rome's famous Piazza di Spagna ahead of a Europa League clash.

They may look a little laboured against massed defences, but they have shown in their two most recent games - hammerings against Liverpool and Feyenoord - that they can be absolutely devastating when given a few yards of space.

Although no trouble is expected on Wednesday, Rotterdam police said they "will be ready to deal with various situations, should it be needed".

The win-win guest series "Manchester City" in the Champions League is equal to four meetings.

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