09/15/2021 at 11:08 PM CEST
Manchester City et RB Leipzig they left at the Champions League premiere what many could expect: an offensive football frenzy. In this one, the team of Guardiola (6-3), superior and powerful in attack, won the victory, which did not escape being scratched by the visitor. Nkuku, author of a hat-trick. But in the end, the range of “heavenly” alternatives eventually overwhelmed the German team.
Ederson; Cancello, Ruben Dias, Ake, Zinchenko; Rodri (Fernandinho, M.59), Bernardo Silva (Gündogan, M.59), De Bruyne (Foden, M.71) ; Mahrez, Ferran Torres (Sterling, M.71), Grealish (Gabriel Jesus, M.81).
Gulacsi; Mukiele, Klostermann, Orban, Angeliño; Laimer (Haidara, M.60), Adams; Nkunku (Gvardiol, M.82), Elm (Brobbey, M.73), Forsberg (Poulsen, M.60); André Silva (Szoboszlai, M.60).
1-0 M.16 Aké; 2-0 M.28 Mukiele (pp); 2-1 M.42 Nkunku; 3-1 M.45 Mahrez; 3-2 M.51 Nkunku; 4-2 M.57 Grealish; 4-3 M.74 Nkunku; 5-3 M.76 Cancel; 6-3 M.86 Gabriel Jesus.
Serdar Gozubuyuk (Pays-Bas). TA : Zinchenko (M.12) / Klostermann (M.45), Adams (M.49), Angeliño (M.58, M.79). TR : Angeliño (M.79).
Manchester City Stadium.
Guardiola’s men took command of the game from the start to mark a deadly start. In half an hour, they had scored two goals thanks to a header from Aké in a corner and one De Bruyne house brand center. The Belgian, who made his starter debut on this course, saw how Mukiele presented his shipment to his own door, deceiving Gulacsi.
Despite the blow, the insolence of the young people from Leipzig showed that they did not want to leave the game. Chicken he closed the gap at the edge of the break with a header, in what looked like a good result for the Germans. But in addition to the first half, a few hands from Klostermann in the area they delivered Mahrez the third. The Algerian did not miss the maximum penalty.
Far from speculating, the second half turned into an even fiercer shootout. Chicken scored his second goal with a header, without a goal in the box, in the service of Dani Olmo. But every time Leipzig got closer, City hit the table. The 3-2 served so that Grealish will invent a great goal, in his classic left cross slalom to the Gulacsi team. Before the end, the same would happen: the same from Nkunku, and this time Cancello put earth in the middle with a whiplash from the front.
At 5-3, Leipzig ended up with 10 for l’expulsion d’Angeliño, and here his dream ended. Gabriel Jesus initialed the whole in favor of City before the end, and Guardiola’s men start the Champions League in an unbeatable way: a puncture from PSG in their group and a beating at the City of Manchester Stadium.