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Stats shine light on John Stones’s impressive comeback against Olympiakos

Manchester City center back John Stones was exceptional on his return to the team’s starting lineup against Olympiakos.

Partnering with Ruben Dias, the defensive duo achieved a shutout against the Greek champions.

The English defender had 68 touches in the whole game. He made 48 successful passes at a success percentage of 84%. He won all of his 3 aerial battles and made 2 crucial interceptions.

Stones was alert and snuffed out the Olympiakos attackers with ease. He won his solitary dribble easily and made 1 successful tackle. Stones also made 2 crucial interceptions and 3 clearances.

He was not afraid to saunter forward when Man City were in possession. Showing his skills with the feet, Stones also made 2 long passes and created a chance for the Citizens.

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola was quick to shower praise on Stones.

Speaking after the game, he said:

“Our central defenders were outstanding. A big compliment for John Stones because it is not easy after a long time and with Ruben Dias alongside – they make an incredible couple.”

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