Manchester City summer signing Ruben Dias missed from essentially the goal-line during his side’s stalemate with Porto this evening.
In a game where Pep Guardiola’s side dominated possession, as they often do, they were unable to find a breakthrough – at least not one that was allowed to stand.
Gabriel Jesus did find the back of the net, but his strike was ruled out by VAR.
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Ruben Dias, back in Portugal after his move from Benfica in the summer, which Sky Sports reported was worth as much as £65M, had a golden opportunity to break the deadlock.
After Raheem Sterling hooked the ball over the goalkeeper, all Dias had to do was to direct it a yard in the right direction. However, somehow, he’s managed to hook it away.
Genuinely can’t believe this did not result in a Man City goal ?
What a miss by Ruben Dias, what a save by Agustin Marchesin! pic.twitter.com/aGBvpeVnTv
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) December 1, 2020
It’s a great block from Dias, if he were wearing Porto colours, but a man with Benfica roots will no doubt be gutted not to be heading home with the winning goal – especially when he had a chance like that!