UEFA Champions League Haaland on target as Man City secure comeback win

Goals from Erling Haaland, Phil Foden, and Julian Alvarez saw Manchester City storm back to secure a win over RB Leipzig and top spot in Champions League Group G on Tuesday night.

City trailed 2-0 at half-time after two breakaway goals from Lois Openda stunned the Etihad Stadium. Haaland pulled a goal back shortly after the restart with an emphatic finish before Foden levelled with a clever low strike.

The comeback was complete with three minutes remaining when Alvarez smashed in a loose ball from close range. The draw means we will top the group irrespective of the result of the final game away to Red Star Belgrade and will be at home for the second leg of our last-16 tie.

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The visitors had conceded 13 goals in their previous two visits to the Etihad, but with qualification for the last-16 also secured, they had nothing to lose as they tried to usurp City at the top of Group G. Xavi Simons, who had scored in his previous two Champions League away games, fired an early warning with a curling effort just wide of Stefan Ortega Moreno’s far post.

Their bright start led to the opening goal when Openda escaped the marking of Manuel Akanji to dash onto a long ball before neatly finishing past the German keeper. City almost hit back immediately with Ruben Dias heading Bernardo Silva’s free-kick just over the bar while Rico Lewis also fired over after working space inside the box.

Dennis Mabuka

Dennis Mabuka is a seasoned Kenyan journalist with 18 years of experience covering sports events. He is currently a sport content creator with en.Africatopsports.com.

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