One of the biggest reasons we watch a football game to see good goals. Well this tie has fed us with a lot of them. Nine goals shared between Manchester City and RB Leipzig was nothing short of an entertaining encounter. The blue side of Manchester were victorious with a thumping 6-3 victory over the German counterpart.
Despite the heroics of Christopher Nkunku who scored an amazing hattrick for Leipzig City were far more dominant in their pursuit of victory at home. Nathan Ake, Riyad Mahrez, Jack Grealish, Joao Cancelo and Gabriel Jesus were all in the scoresheet with one additional goal coming from an own goal by Leipzig defender Nordi Mukiele.
City is still hunting for their maiden Champions League trophy. Last time they came close only to be beaten by rival Chelsea in the final. Pep Guardiola hasn’t won this competition outside of Barcelona and he will be looking to change that. Three goals conceded will definitely make Pep critical about his team’s defensive structure, the master tactician will look to improve on what is an already extra ordinary squad.
“Of course, I am delighted and happy and thank you to these incredible players we have. It was a really tough game, the first game at home it was important to win and we scored six goals. When we have the ball they are there to press you. At the same time when you can regain the ball, pass back and switch play a little bit, you always have a chance to run and score a goal. I think the game was tight. We were fortunate that when they scored we were able to score immediately.”– Pep Guardiola in the post-match conference