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Pep Guardiola believes his Manchester City side played 'exceptionally well' in their tight goalless stalemate against Porto as visitors confirmed top spot in Group C Manchester City had already secured their passage into the knockout stages  They were under very little threat defensively from a resolute Porto outfit  But Pep Guardiola's men could not force a breakthrough despite good chances  But City's Catalan boss insisted he was more than happy with what he saw 

By Kishan Vaghela For Mailonline

Published: 00:32 GMT, 2 December 2020 | Updated: 00:32 GMT, 2 December 2020

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Pep Guardiola hailed his Manchester City side despite them drawing blank in their tight goalless Champions League clash with Porto which saw them confirmed as group winners.

City had already secured qualification for the last 16 with two games remaining, and faced little threat from the hosts at the back at the Estadio do Dragao.

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But Guardiola's side were unable to force a way through and make it five wins from as many group matches, with Ruben Dias missing  from a yard out and Gabriel Jesus having a goal ruled out for offside.

Pep Guardiola hailed his Manchester City side for playing 'exceptional well' against Porto

Pep Guardiola hailed his Manchester City side for playing 'exceptional well' against Porto

Ruben Dias and City were rarely troubled but the defender missed the best chance of the game

Ruben Dias and City were rarely troubled but the defender missed the best chance of the game

Porto meanwhile needed just a point to join City in the knockout stages, and set up with a defensive shape to hold on for a draw, but Guardiola was more than happy with what he saw from his side. 

'We attacked, we didn't concede one corner, we didn't concede one shot on target,' Guardiola said.

'Alongside Benfica they are the best side in Portugal for the quality they have, the physicality they have, how quick they are up front. We played exceptionally well.

'Unfortunately we couldn't score but we came here to finish first. We are happy, I guess, and Porto as well.'

Bernardo Silva and City had already qualified but could not make it five wins from five in Porto

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