In the Group C match, Club Brugge failed to shine in the Champions League. Manchester City chased 5 balls against the ropes. This honor was taken care of by Hans Vanaken, and he has already scored in 5 consecutive Champions League matches.
City set the record straight before the break
“Getting a result against City will be more difficult than against PSG or RB Leipzig,” coach Philippe Clement felt before kick-off that the new points would be particularly difficult. City also had the upper hand in the kick-off with plenty of possession, high pressing and few chances.
The club, with captain Former on the bench as expected, was confined to defence, but was unable to stop the opening goal. Foden sent Cancelo deep and the Portuguese tapped the ball through Mignolet’s legs. Two previous goals were rejected by Grealish (a foul on Mata) and Laporte (offside).
Even after the opening goal, City continued to push the wheel dramatically. Nsuki dropped Mahrez in the penalty area, referee Kovacs put the ball relentlessly on the spot. The Algerian went behind the ball himself, sending Mignolet in the wrong direction and making the score 0-2 as dry as a bone.
In the extra overtime, Mahrez had a chance to add another pass from De Bruyne, but his shot was too weak to beat Mignolet again. The city had already had their affairs under control at the break.
Honoring savior Vanaken, City scores smoothly
Even after the break, the pace was too high for the club. A few minutes later, director De Bruyne saw that the international Walker hit the ball neatly into the far corner: 0-3. The books were finally closed before the hour.
City coach Guardiola felt the match was over and the great talent Cole Palmer still had half an hour to show himself. The 19-year-old attacking midfielder needed just a few minutes to make it 0-4 after a pass from Sterling past Mignolet.
Substitute Van der Prempt also showed himself at the club. At first he offered De Ketelaere another chance to head the ball, but Ederson boasted a cat-like reaction. A few minutes later, Vanaken saved the honor, the fifth consecutive goal for the Red Devils in the Champions League.
Jan Briddle came back to life after the goal of binding, but that didn’t last long. Immediately after kick-off, Mahrez appeared in front of Mignolet, and his shot went to the field.
After that, City’s hunger was satisfied and the club wanted to avoid further damage at all costs. City jumps above blue and black in the standings and is at the top at the moment. Paris Saint-Germain and Leipzig will play later tonight.
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