With the brilliance of Erling Haaland, Man City easily overcame rival Young Boys with a score of 3-0 in the fourth match of the Champions League group stage. With this victory, Man City officially won a ticket to the 1/8 round with 12 points to top Group G.
In the Champions League match taking place this morning (November 8), Man City entered the game very confidently after a series of wins in the previous 3 matches. Despite having just suffered an injury, Haaland is still trusted by Pep to play with Foden and Grealish in attack.
Immediately after the opening whistle, Man City quickly dominated the field and created great pressure on Young Boys’ goal. The away team’s goalkeeper Racioppi had to work very hard in the first minutes to stop Man City’s attack.
In the 22nd minute, Man City received a penalty after Lauper fouled Matheus Nunes in the penalty area. Haaland did not miss the opportunity and scored the opening goal for the home team. This is Haaland’s third goal in the Champions League this season, starting an impressive day for the Norwegian striker.
Under strong pressure from Man City, Young Boys had to cluster defensively but then still had to accept conceding a second goal in injury time of the first half from Foden’s goal.
In the second half, Man City continued to put great pressure on the away team’s goal and just a few minutes after the match resumed, Haaland continued to score to increase the score to 3-0 for the home team. The Norwegian striker rose to second place on the Champions League scoring list this season.
Not only that, Man City then received an additional advantage after Young Boys suffered losses in force. Lauper received his second yellow card and left the field in the 53rd minute when he committed a dangerous foul on Ake.
With their superiority, Man City continued to overwhelm their opponents and even though they did not score any more goals, the 3-0 victory was enough to help them convincingly win tickets to the 1/8 round of the Champions League.
With 12 points after 4 matches, Man City has firmly consolidated the top spot in Group G, 3 points ahead of the next ranked team, RB Leipzig. A draw in the next match will ensure the top position for Man City. Coach Guardiola and his team are showing an extremely impressive performance this season.