Man City started their Champions League group stage first match against RB Leipzig of Germany at home in Etihad Stadium, winning the game 6-3 in an unbelievable score line at the Etihad Stadium.
After last Champions League season’s failure, not been able to with the final of the competition, Guardiola’s side were hungry to start in a ground style, which is exactly what they did pulling home 3 points in a nine-goal thriller.
In only 16 minutes into the game, the deadlock was taken off when Jack Grealish’s corner got to Nathan Ake who headed home for 1-0.
Man City by that time added a second on 28 minutes in an unpremeditated way, when Nordi Mukiele narrowed the ball into his own net.
The Germans looked to have gotten themselves back into the game at a great time, three minutes before the break, with a Christopher Nkunku header, pulling one back.
Still their happiness ended as Lukas Klostermann got the ball on his hand right inside the 18 yard box, committing a penalty which was perfectly scored by Riyad Mahrez from the spot.
RB Leipzig were not loosing hope as they pressed forward, Nkunku still had to score again on 51 minutes from a Dani Olmo assist to give the visitors hope.
English Jack Grealish recorded his first ever Champions League goal few minutes after that to bring back Manchester City’s two-goal ahead, but Nkunku still went on to complete his hat-trick on 73 minutes of the game to set up a beautiful finish.
Such was the reversed nature of the game, Joao Cancelo added in response to other goals to increase the game’s goal tally less than 120 seconds later and Leipzig’s hopes of picking a point in the game was shattered completely when former City man Angelino picked up a second yellow card rendering RB Leipzig one man down.
Gabriel Jesus completely sealed the win for the home side five minutes to stoppage time. At this point, any hope for the visitors was dashed as the wouldn’t be time further for any come back.
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