Man City vs RB Leipzig LIVE: Champions League updates

Guardiola: Manchester City still have the will to win UCL for the first time

Manchester City host RB Leipzig at the Etihad Stadium tonight as the hosts look to start their 2021/22 Champions League campaign on a positive note, following last season’s loss to Chelsea in the final.

Leipzig, meanwhile, reached the round of 16 last season, coming out with a complete defeat to Liverpool in two sets. The German club, founded in 2009, are still chasing their first trophy, having been woefully close last season with finalists in the Bundesliga and Pokal. Two years ago Julian Nagelsmann led Leipzig to the Champions League semi-finals – their best effort in the competition so far – but former RB Salzburg coach Jesse Marsch is in charge of the new campaign.

City enter tonight’s game in great shape, having scored 11 goals and conceding none en route to three wins in their last three games. Leipzig, meanwhile, haven’t really started the season impressively, with three losses and one Bundesliga win so far. They will need to improve their performance to successfully navigate a difficult Group A in the Champions League, pool complemented by Paris Saint-Germain and Club Brugge.

Follow Manchester City vs RB Leipzig live updates in the Champions League below:

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Half-time: Manchester City 3-1 RB Leipzig

The biggest positive point of the first half has to be this man’s performance.

De Bruyne did not appear to have been absent and his crossing from the right channel was done at money, as one would expect.

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Jamie braidwoodSeptember 15, 2021 8:59 PM

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HALF TIME: Manchester City 3-1 RB Leipzig

That’s a good half of City. I’m pretty sure they’ve played a lot better this season without hitting the target, but they’ve scored three times here thanks to a set piece, an own goal and a late penalty – and you can’t help yourself. complain.

Leipzig had barely played until they were down 2-0, but pulled one out by Nkunku, only for City to come down the other side and win a lucky penalty on the stroke of half-time.

Mahrez did the rest and it put City in a dominant position at the break.

Jamie braidwoodSeptember 15, 2021 8:50 PM

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GOAL! Manchester City 3-1 RB Leipzig (MAHREZ 45 ‘)

Perfect penalty from Mahrez, crushed in the upper right corner to restore City’s two-goal lead.

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PENALTY IN THE CITY! Manchester City 2-1 RB Leipzig

It’s rewarded! Torres met Cancelo’s cross and aimed his head towards the goal. His effort was blocked by Klostermann’s arm, after the defender turned his back on him. He looks hard but his arm was up …

Jamie braidwoodSeptember 15, 2021 8:47 PM

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Manchester City 2-1 RB Leipzig

44 mins: City call for a penalty after the ball appears to hit Klostermann on the arm – and the referee will now check the VAR monitor!

Jamie braidwoodSeptember 15, 2021 8:47 PM

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GOAL! Manchester City 2-1 RB Leipzig (Nkunku 41 ‘)

It had come! Leipzig hit back shortly before the break as Nkunku’s header beat Ederson.

The move started with a cross from Forsberg at the back post, which Mukiele signaled to Nkunku, who finished in the far corner.

Leipzig had a few moments to score, and City had gone a bit flat.

Jamie braidwoodSeptember 15, 2021 8:44 PM

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Manchester City 2-0 RB Leipzig

38 mins: Leipzig works the ball well against the city press before releasing Angelino on the left. The center from the full-back is dangerous but Ake was in a good position to clear the ball over his bar for a corner kick.

Ake then wins the lead on the free kick before Olmo’s shot is deflected for another – City are then finally able to clear for a throw.

Jamie braidwoodSeptember 15, 2021 8:41 PM

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Manchester City 2-0 RB Leipzig

34 minutes: RB Leipzig have the ball in the net but it is ruled out for offside! Silva was slipped on goal and managed to pass Ederson on the second attempt, but he was a foot or two offside. City’s good defensive line.

At the other end, Grealish cuts inside Mukiele and unleashes a low shot which is picked up by Gulacsi.

Jamie braidwoodSeptember 15, 2021 8:37 PM

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Manchester City 2-0 RB Leipzig

31 mins: Pep Guardiola won’t be entirely happy with his team’s performance so far, but he will be very happy with the score. Two fantastic deliveries from Grealish and De Bruyne made the difference.

This is the moment Mukiele will want to forget.

Jamie braidwoodSeptember 15, 2021 8:34 PM

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GOAL! Manchester City 2-0 RB Leipzig (Mukiele OG 27 ‘)

It’s pretty brilliant from De Bruyne. From the right, he throws another dangerous ball in front of goal. Mukiele finds himself in a terrible position, with Grealish hiding behind him, and he recovers his attempted header towards Gulacsi horribly wrong. Instead of finding the goalkeeper, he jumps over the line and doubles City’s lead.

Jamie braidwoodSeptember 15, 2021 8:29 PM

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