UEFA Champions League Champions League: Man City floor FC Copenhagen to take control of tie

Manchester City will take a two-goal advantage into the second leg of their Champions League Round of 16 tie with FC Copenhagen after a 3-1 win in Denmark on Tuesday.

Kevin De Bruyne got the scoring under way for the European champions in the 10th minute with a low strike on his first Champions League start of the season.

Copenhagen grabbed a surprise equaliser in the 34th minute when Magnus Mattsson curled home but City regained the lead shortly before half-time thanks to a deft Bernardo Silva finish. Phil Foden topped the night off in added time with a powerful hit beyond goalkeeper Kamil Grabara.

There was a moment of concern earlier on for City as Jack Grealish was forced off midway through the first half due to injury.

The victory marked City’s 10th consecutive win in European football – a run comprising of nine Champions League successes stretching back to last season’s semi-final and including the UEFA Super Cup penalty shootout win over Sevilla.

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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