Man City vs RB Leipzig: Pep's Men Hammer Bundesliga Giants 6-3 in Group A Opener

Man City vs RB Leipzig: Pep's Men Hammer Bundesliga Giants 6-3 in Group A Opener

  • Man City vs RB Leipzig ended in a nine-goal thriller as the hosts emerged victors
  • The win fired City to the top of Group A after PSG faltered against Club Brugge
  • The French giants had to settle for a 1-1 draw in their own group opener in Belgium

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Man City vs RB Leipzig Group A Champions League clash ended in a 6-3 win for the EPL giants at Etihad on the night of Wednesday, September 15.

Joao Cancelo celebrates with teammates after scoring their side's fifth goal during the UEFA Champions League group A match against Leipzig (Photo by Matt McNulty - Manchester City/Manchester City FC via Getty Images)
Jack Grealish, Joao Cancelo and Gabriel Jesus all scored a goal apiece in the second half to help the Manchester side secure a huge 6-3 win. Image: Matt McNulty
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City, who are among favourites to win the championship, were looking to curtain raise their European campaign on the right footing as they look to lift the elusive title. The Citizens came close to conquering Europe for the first time in their history last season, only to be stopped by rivals Chelsea in the final.

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However, Pep Guardiola's men showed intent of giving the tournament another shot when they took on Leipzig at home in their first group fixture of the season. City, who have been in scintillating shape, did enough to bag a huge win that fired them to the top of the pool after putting five goals past their opponents.

Nathan Ake fired the hosts into the lead in the 16th minute as he steamed in to head into the net Jack Grealish's vicious curling corner. Nordi Mukele doubled City's advantage before the half-hour mark after directing the ball into his own net with a horrible own goal.

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However, Christopher Nkunku pulled one back for the visitors in the 42nd minute before Riyad Mahrez made it 3-1 on the stroke of halftime. Nkunku went on to score two more goals to complete a stunning hat-trick but it was not enough to stop his side from losing as City scored three more goals in the second half.

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Jack Grealish, Joao Cancelo and Gabriel Jesus all scored a goal apiece to help the Manchester side secure a huge 6-3 win.

The other Group A fixture pitting Club Brugge and a star-studded Paris Saint-Germain ended in a 1-1 draw with Ander Herrera scoring for the French giants.

Man City's Ruben Dias announces split from girlfriend

Manchester City player Ruben Dias has reportedly separated with his famous pop star girlfriend April Ivy after about three years of their relationship, SunSport reports.

It was gathered that the Portuguese international has called it quits with her due to differences in lifestyle and removed their pictures together on his social media handles.

They parted ways after the Man City star is said to be more discreet as Portuguese celebrity mag FLASH branded Ivy as 'exuberant'.

Source: Briefly.co.za

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