Manchester City also won its second game in the League Cup semi-finals on Wednesday with Burton Albion. The return was in the home after the 9-0 win a formality: 0-1.

For City, the game at the Pirelli Stadium after the sweep in Manchester became a glorified exhibition game. Coach Josep Guardiola raised many reserves, including the Dutch defender Philippe Sandler who played at PEC Zwolle last season.

With Oleksandr Zinchenko (ex-PSV) and goalkeeper Arijanet Muric (ex-NAC Breda) there were two former Eredivisie players at the kickoff at City.

Sergio Aguero, one of the few members of the base team, provided the only goal of the game halfway through the first half. Also players like Kevin de Bruyne and Benjamin Mendy, who both return from injuries, made minutes.

The opponent in the final comes from the match between Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur, which is played on Thursday. The 'Spurs' defend a 1-0 lead.