Among other of last night’s Champions League football results, RB Leipzig beat Manchester City 2-1 in their final Group A football match. So, on Tuesday night, the German club managed to outwit the Premier League champions, home, at the Red Bull Arena.
Pep Guardiola’s side had already qualified for the round of 16 as group winners and thus weren’t under pressure here.
Meanwhile, in Leipzig’s first match since the dismissal of Jesse Marsch, they enjoyed goals from Dominik Szoboszlai and Andre Silva.
And this result puts the German side third in the group, which earns them a place in the Europa League.
A first-half goal from Szoboszlai opened the scoring for Leipzig, before Silva doubled their lead in the 70th minute.
Still, Riyad Mahrez got one back for City at 75 minutes, nodding in the ball after an Oleksandr Zinchenko cross.
However, a straight red card for Kyle Walker in the 82nd minute left Guardiola’s side to continue with 10 men.
Champions League Football Results – RB Leipzig Beat Manchester City
Szoboszlai opened the scoring in the 23rd minute. An outside-of-the-foot pass from Konrad Laimer saw him go clear, allowing him to easily slot the ball in the net. This was after he went round goalkeeper Zack Steffen.
The home side were, however, unlucky to not double their lead just three minutes later.
Laimer’s accurate pass found Forsberg, but Steffen covered his first-time shot well.
Then, City too had a chance to draw level late in the half through Phil Foden. But Leipzig goalkeeper Peter Gulacsi tipped his long-range attempt onto the post.
In fact, Guardiola’s side continued to struggle after the break, making uncharacteristic errors in the final third. They were, as is usual of late with them, lacking cohesion.
And then, Silva added to the Citizens’ frustration in the 70th minute, doubling the home side’s lead. Silva drilled the ball in after a composed pass from midfielder Emil Forsberg.
Mahrez did manage to close the gap just six minutes later, this scoring his fifth goal in this season’s competition.
However, eventually, Walker sealed his side’s triumphant fate with seven minutes to go. This was after referee Sandro Scharer showed him a straight red after fouling Silva from behind.