Has Manchester City found the last piece of the Champions League puzzle? Erling Haaland must cast out demons and convincingly begin his European story with the English champion. He was responsible for half of the goals against Sevilla: 0-4. Kevin De Bruyne introduced the first rose.
Seville – Manchester City in a nutshell:
- important momentFolded Seville must change tactics after 20 minutes. The opening goal was pushed against the ropes by Haaland. The start of a dominant performance from City that Sevilla had no answer for.
- man of the matchA good striker is in the right place at the right time and Haaland did it twice tonight. The striker gradually develops into the missing piece of the puzzle at Manchester City.
- statistics: In his first 20 Champions League appearances, Haaland scored an astonishing 25 goals. The Norwegian thus breaks the previous record held by Roberto Soldado and Ruud van Nistelrooy (16 goals each).
Belgian-Norwegian connection puts the city of roses
Swinging Sevilla got a visit from Manchester City tonight. There is no fun for the Spanish team.
Coach Lopetegui’s tactical plan was clear: survive and maybe poke at the counter.
That idea was quickly dismissed because 20 minutes later (Captain) Kevin De Bruyne saw Erling Haaland approach at 16.
The Norwegian phenomenon thanked our compatriot for the specially designed cross and hit the ball into the net: 0-1.
City remained lord and master and kept Seville under their thumb without having to fully depress the throttle.
Sergio Gomes (formerly Anderlecht) was in the starting line-up for the first time and thought he was doing well. The Spaniard turned smoothly and did not get into any trouble.
Even after the break, Sevilla could not provide a proper response to Manchester City’s dominant ball. An hour before Phil Foden won 0-2 and the books could be closed completely.
Ten minutes later, Haaland made the score 0-3 and Guardiola decided to give his strongholds some rest. There is no adjustment period for the Norwegian striker. In 7 matches with City, Haaland scored 12 goals.
Furthermore, Haaland also played his 20th Champions League match today. He’s already hit 25 times. absolute record.
Deep into the final, Robin Dias scored the final score 0-4. Substitute and debutante Adnan Januzaj (78) was unable to save the home team from the inevitable.
De Bruyne: “I know Erling will be there somehow”
For the third time this season, De Bruyne can help Haaland. Our compatriot was also chosen as the man of the match.
“I’m just doing my job and trying to create as many opportunities as possible,” KDB said. “I know that Erling (Haaland, editor) will be there one way or another.”
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