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#UCL: Manchester City Come From Behind To Win Stubborn Leipzig

Manchester City overcame a two-goal deficit to defeat RB Leipzig and take the lead in Group G of the Champions League with an outstanding second half display.

Manchester City’s Erling Haaland heads towards goal during the UEFA Champions League Group G match at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester. Picture date: Tuesday November 28, 2023. (Photo by David Davies/PA Images via Getty Images)

Everything changed in the second half with the entrance of Jeremy Doku and Julian Alvarez following a dull first half. Erling Haaland scored after a goal assisted by Phil Foden, but Phil Foden’s skillful finish leveled the score.

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 28: Julian Alvarez of Manchester City scores the team’s third goal during the UEFA Champions League match between Manchester City and Rb Leipzig at Etihad Stadium on November 28, 2023 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

With three minutes remaining in the contest, Alvarez sealed the victory for City, who continued their unbeaten run in this year’s championship after more outstanding effort from Foden.

Manchester City’s Argentinian striker #19 Julian Alvarez (C) celebrates scoring the team’s third goal with Manchester City’s Norwegian striker #09 Erling Haaland (L) and Manchester City’s English defender #82 Rico Lewis during the UEFA Champions League Group G football match between Manchester City and RG Leipzig at the Etihad Stadium, in Manchester, north west England, on November 28, 2023. (Photo by Paul ELLIS / AFP) (Photo by PAUL ELLIS/AFP via Getty Images)

During the first half, the hosts played slowly and paid a heavy price for it. After 13 minutes, Lois Openda rolled Manuel Akanji to score a clean sheet. He then outran Ruben Dias and Josko Gvardiol later in the half, capping the run with a low drive into the net.

UCL: Manchester City vs Leipzig

Since both teams were guaranteed a spot in the group before tonight, RB Leipzig is certain to finish second in the group. On the last game day, they will now host Young Boys, while Manchester City will go to Red Star Belgrade on the road.

I'm Israel, a creative writer, poet, photographer, videographer and news correspondent.


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