Šeško v Haaland: No Slovenian or Norwegian scored, but Manchester City won in the end
Highlight 2. The Champions League group stage round is a showdown between RB Leipzig and Manchester City at the Red Bull Arena in Leipzig. The Red Bulls went into the match with a slightly better start, having welcomed the city unbeaten in their last seven home games, while the visitors arrived in the East of Germany after two consecutive home defeats. The two accounts are Benjamin Šeško and Kevin Kampl started on the home team’s substitutes’ bench.
The English opened the match better, dominating possession and having a few intermediate chances, while Leipzig was too busy counter-attacking. The visitors crowned the victory in 25. Phil Foden made a great run and accurate shot after a rejected ball from young Rico Lewis. The townspeople didn’t let up and kept up the pressure, but they failed to increase their lead by half-time.
During the break, Marco Rose seemed to give his charges enough motivation as Lois Openda brought the equaliser after just three minutes of play in the second half, shooting accurately down the ground with the help of a goal after a counter-attack and a deep pass from Yussuf Poulsen. City tried to put one past their most potent weapon Erling Haaland, but to no avail, and then Phil Foden had 63. In the second minute, he had a great chance to score a second time when he hit the crossbar with a direct free kick. Twenty minutes before the end of regulation Benjamin Šeško got his chance, replacing Emil Forsberg.
Kevin Kampl only on the bench this time
V 83. Erling Haaland made a dangerous play in the home penalty area in the first minute, but fortunately for the home team, he did not get the final shot. Just a minute later, the visitors went back in front when Julian Alvarez, who came on in the 79th minute, scored. In the first minute, he scores with great precision from the edge of the penalty area. The Germans went all or nothing after the goal, which the Manchester team took advantage of, scoring from a counter-attack in stoppage time, when Jeremy Doku found himself alone in front of the home goalkeeper Janis Blaswich, assisted by Alvarez, who also set the final score (1:3). Kevin Kampl had to watch the whole game from the bench.
City climbed to the top of Group G with the win, while Leipzig remain safely in second place after a 2-2 draw in Belgrade between Crvena zvezda and Young Boys. Both teams will still be working in their home championships before the national break. Leipzig will thus welcome home Leipzig on Saturday Bochum in the German championship, while on Sunday City will be away at the Emirates to take on Arsenal in the English championship derby of the round.
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