Manchester City won a strong-willed victory over RB Leipzig in the home match of the 5th round of the Champions League group stage. The match at the Etihad Stadium ended with a score of 3:2.
The Bulls shocked Josep Guardiola's team with two goals in the first half - Lua Openda scored a double, scoring in the 13th and 33rd minutes.
However, after the break, the "townspeople" managed to make a bright comeback. In the 55th minute, the gap of the reigning champion of England was reduced by Erling Haaland, and in the 70th minute, Phil Foden equalized the score in the match.
In the 76th minute, the German club could have taken the lead again, but Fabio Carvalho's goal was canceled due to offside. And at the end of the match, the Sky Blues managed to snatch victory - the decisive goal was scored by Julian Alvarez in the 87th minute.
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It should be noted that both clubs guaranteed themselves a place in the Champions League playoffs even before the start of this round. So this game only mattered in the context of the fight for first place.
The victory allowed Manchester City (15 points) to win Group G ahead of schedule. RB Leipzig (9 points) took second position.
In another match of the fifth round of this quartet, the Swiss "Young Boys" (4 points) beat the Serbian "Crvena Zvezda" (2 point) at home with a score of 0:1, securing the final third position and a ticket to the playoffs of the Europa League.
The matches of the last round of the Champions League in Group G will take place on December 13: Crvena Zvezda - Manchester City, RB Leipzig - Young Boys.
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