Manchester City did what it had to do in the Group of Death. Leipzig was a size too small for Manchester City today. After a crazy goal festival with no fewer than 9 goals, City is alone in the lead in the Group of Death.
Let’s kick in an open door: Manchester City definitely want to win the Champions League this year. Starting today with a loss of points against Red Bull Leipzig, the vice-champion of Germany, was therefore out of the question.
The German Red Bull team did not immediately get off to a flying start. It was played by many moving blue shirts from the first whistle. Among others Kevin De Bruyne – for the first time back in the base after his ankle –
The Dutch defender Aké turned out to be a true Flying Dutchman after fifteen minutes and headed the ball hard against the nets. City received a present from Leipzig defender Mukiele on the half hour. The Frenchman cut a cross from De Bruyne into his own goal.
City then tried to rock Leipzig to sleep to enter the dressing room with ease. Christopher Nkunku shook everyone awake with a connecting goal. The Citizens alarm went off immediately: three minutes later Mahrez blasted in the 3-1 from the spot.
In the second half, the Citizens turned the game into an unnecessary cat-and-mouse game. After defending too weak, they conceded two more goals from Nkunku. The French attacker was the best man at Leipzig and ended the match with a hat trick.
Guardiola did not like to see that City Leipzig scored a goal twice (3-2 and 4-3). Fortunately, the Spanish coach can count on a vicious attack who found the way to the net easily today.
City clawed their way to victory relatively easily via goals from Champions League debutant Jack Grealish, Joao Cancelo and substitute Gabriel Jesus. Although the defense is left with a slight hangover today.
Anyway, City did what it had to do. After the points division of Club Brugge and PSG, it only takes the lead in the Group of Death. RB Leipzig is immediately dependent on chasing with 0 points.