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Manchester City misfit was excellent at left back as the Blues blitzed Watford again

Joao Cancelo has given Pep Guardiola another bright option as the Manchester City manager starts to cast his eyes forward to Real Madrid.Before the first leg, the Blues boss was so anxious about the threat the Spanish side pose down their right flank that he detailed Gabriel Jesus to play on that side and track back to negate the runs of Dani Carvajal.But Benjamin Mendy remains a problem, as the space in behind him is not balanced out by his attacking threat, with his crossing roving ineffective.And while Aleks Zinchenko gies better balance, his lack of pace could be an issue against Madrid.

Cancelo, who seemed to be heading for the exit door, picked the perfect time to impress against Watford, with Mendy and Zinchenko on the bench.

He made sure 96 per cent of his passes hit their targets, despite playing an ambitious role, and his cross onto the head of the marginally-offside Gabriel Jesus seemed to have given him the assist his vigorous and skilful performance deserved.