- Lois Openda scored two goals to give RB Leipzig a 2-0 lead at half time.
- Erling Haaland, Phil Foden and Julian Alvarez each scored as Man City cruised to a win.
- Manchester City picked up a full 15 points from 5 matches, definitely winning Group G.
|UEFA Champions League 2023/24 Group Stage, Group G
|Tuesday 28 November 2023
|Manchester City 3-2 RB Leipzig
It seemed like a stumbling block for Manchester City after being shot 2-0 by RB Leipzig in the first half. But they showed their potential to be the reigning champions of the UEFA Champions League when they returned three goals in a row to win 3-2.
Erling Haaland, Phil Foden and Julian Alvarez each scored goals as Pep Guardiola’s side sealed the victory. Collected a full 15 points from 5 matches and won Group G for sure, no need to wait for the final match.
Manchester City player ratings (4-2-3-1)
GK: Stefan Ortega – 6/10
Got the chance to start in the first real match in the group stage as a surprise. But couldn’t prevent 2 goals from Openda. Other than that there were no mistakes.
RB: Kyle Walker – 5/10
It was one of his worst games of the season, often being attacked by Leipzig’s offensive line. Defensive game loses position As for the offensive game, they hardly created any chances.
CB: Manuel Akanji – 5/10
Good start But Openda lost for the first goal. Then I looked at it like it was weird. It was good that I was able to regain my composure after that.
CB: Ruben Dias – 3/10
It was an unforgettable 45 minutes for the Portugal defender. Got a yellow card and made it difficult for me to play. Then he lost the angle and allowed Openda to score the second goal. At the end of the first half, he narrowly escaped being kicked out. before being substituted
LB: Yosco Guardiol – 6/10
Closely tricked by Openda for the second goal. But he is involved a lot in the offensive game. leading to an assist for Foden
DM: Rodri – 5/10
Playing below their own standards Lost the ball many times I don’t know how to play myself. But still got to stay until the end of the game.
DM: Rico Lewis – 6/10
Letting go of a golden opportunity to score in the first half He is more involved in the offensive game than Rodri. In this match, he seems to be playing many different roles, starting with right back. Switch to playing in the middle of defense, push up into the middle of attack. And finished at right-back as before. It must be admired for its versatility.
RM: Phil Foden – 8/10
Participated in almost everything for Manchester City, almost carrying the team, especially in the second half, which was outstanding, being the one who assisted Haaland in shooting to take the lead and was the one who scored the equalizer for the team to win later.
AM: Bernardo Silva – 6/10
Looked a little sluggish in the first half. But got better and better until he was involved with the team in the second half. It may not be the person’s best game.
LM: Jack Grealish – 5/10
Not attacking into the penalty area enough Spread too close to the edge of the line. Until making Manchester City’s attacking game less scary, it’s not like Pep will choose to send Doku instead.
ST: Erling Haaland – 7/10
He kept running many times but his friends gave him little input in the first half. Before shooting hope for the ยูฟ่าเบท team But they should probably shoot more from the opportunities they have.
Nathan Ake (in place of Dias, 46′) – 7/10 – Came in and the defense looked a lot calmer.
Jeremy Dogu (in place of Grealish, 54′) – 7/10 – May not be as good at dribbling as in previous games, but looks better than Grealish.
Julian Alvarez (in place of Walker, 54′) – 8/10 – As soon as he came on, Haaland shot right away before assuming the role of hero as the one who scored the winning goal.
Sergio Gomez (replaces Guardiol, 90′) – N/A