Manchester City and RB Leipzig played, as you’ll see in Champions League football results, a nine-goal thriller at Etihad stadium. Jack Grealish scored a fantastic goal on his Champions League debut as Manchester City defeated RB Leipzig 6-3.
Manchester City’s six-goal victory put their Champions League final defeat last season behind them, as our football prediction accurately anticipated.
City put on a stunning attacking display to defeat last season’s Bundesliga runners-up. And this is how the Citizens start their Group A campaign on a high note.
This 6-3 win set City up nicely for their biggest test in the group on September 28th away to PSG.
And it was Jack Grealish, a record £100-million signing from Aston Villa (football transfer), who lit up Etihad Stadium, finally. He cut inside from the left and curled home to make it 4-2.
Champions League Football Results – A Nine-Goal Thriller at Etihad
In an extraordinary game, Nathan Ake put Pep Guardiola’s side ahead with a powerful header. And he has become the 10th different player to score in a City shirt this season.
Then. Nordi Mukiele’s calamitous own goal after Kevin de Bruyne’s delivery doubled the lead for City. The France defender’s attempted header to his own keeper ended up in the net due to poor angles.
However, City did not have it all their own way. Mukiele made amends for his error by assisting Christopher Nkunku’s goal to cut City’s lead down to 2-1.
But Riyad Mahrez restored the two-goal lead with a penalty after Lukas Klostermann handled a City player wrongfully.
Later, completing a brace with a header, Nkunku gave RB Leipzig hope, only for Grealish to score for City again.
This was his second goal for the club and Grealish secured it with a delightful finish.
Former PSG player Nkunku then completed his hat-trick.
However, Joao Cancelo added a stunning fifth goal and substitute Gabriel Jesus added a sixth.
Angelino, a former Manchester City player, was sent off in the 79th minute for a second yellow card. He left RB Leipzig at a further disadvantage, with just 10 men.
Manchester City 6 – 3 RB Leipzig
Goals: 1 – 0 Ake 16, 2 – 0 Mukiele OG 28, 2 – 1 Nkunku 42, 3 – 1 Mahrez 45+2, 3 – 2 Nkunku 51, 4 – 2 Grealish 56, 4 – 3 Nkunku 73, 5 – 3 Cancelo 75, 6 – 3 Jesus 85
Bookings: Zinchenko; Klostermann, Adams
Sent off: Angelino
Manchester City: Ederson, Zinchenko, Ake, Dias, Cancelo, Silva, Rodri, De Bruyne, Mahrez, Torres, Grealish
Substitutions: Foden, Jesus, Fernandinho, Gundogan, Sterling
RB Leipzig: Gulasci, Klostermann, Orban, Mukiele, Angelino, Laimer, Adams, Olmo, Forsberg, Nkunku, Silva
Substitutions: Szoboszlai, Haidara, Gbardiol, Brobbey, Poulsen