The Citizens made the difference with a win in the match they played this Tuesday at the Etihad Stadium against RB Leipzig, as part of Key 1 of the UEFA Champions League 2022-2023 tournament. Erling Haaland (21′ 1T, penalty, 23′ 1T, 46′ 1T, 8′ 2T and 11′ 2T), Ilkay Gündogan (3′ 2T) and Kevin De Bruyne (46′ 2T) were the authors of the overwhelming victory of the local team.
Luck was not on Manchester City’s side on two occasions and Kevin De Bruyne’s shots hit the post.
Erling Haaland was the figure of the match. The Manchester City striker scored 5 goals, hit the opposite goal 8 times and made 12 correct passes.
Another important player in the match was Ilkay Gündogan. The Manchester City midfielder was the author of 1 goal, hit 27 correct passes, removed 3 balls and shot on goal 4 times.
The match stood out for its intensity and the fouls committed during the match. There were several cautioned: Benjamin Henrichs, Timo Werner, Kevin De Bruyne and Manuel Akanji.
The technical director of Man. City, Josep Guardiola, proposed a 4-5-1 strategy with Ederson in the goal; John Stones, Manuel Akanji, Rúben Dias and Nathan Aké on the defensive line; Rodri, Bernardo Silva, Kevin De Bruyne, Ilkay Gündogan and Jack Grealish in the middle; and Erling Haaland in attack.
For their part, those led by Marco Rose stopped with a 4-5-1 scheme with Janis Blaswich under the three sticks; Benjamin Henrichs, Willi Orban, Josko Gvardiol and David Raum in defense; Konrad Laimer, Kevin Kampl, Amadou Haidara, Dominik Szoboszlai and Emil Forsberg in midfield; and Timo Werner up front.
The judge selected for the match at the Etihad Stadium was Slavko Vincic.
The Citizens advanced to the Quarterfinals of the UEFA – Champions League 2022-2023 and made their dominance clearer with the victory, by a landslide, in the second leg.
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