Manchester City 6 RB Leipzig 3: Blues off to perfect start in Group A
By Ric Turner, Thu 16 September 2021 15:50
City see off Leipzig in nine-goal thriller at The Etihad
City started their Champions League campaign with a comprehensive 6-3 victory against RB Leipzig on Wednesday evening.
Goals from Nathan Ake, Nordi Mukiele (og), Riyad Mahrez, Jack Grealish, Joao Cancelo and Gabriel Jesus got the Blues off to the perfect start in Group A. A draw between Bruges and PSG in the other game sees Pep Guardiola's side top the group after matchday one.
“The first game at home it was important to win and we scored six goals”, said a buoyant Guardiola.
“A team like RB Leipzig never gives up. They have a clear idea. They attack inside, they put a lot of players inside.
“They don’t have the problem of losing the ball because when they lose the ball they make quick transitions.
“When we have the ball they are there to press you. At the same time when you can regain the ball, pass back and switch play a little bit, you always have a chance to run and score a goal.
“I think the game was tight. We were fortunate that when they scored we were able to score immediately.”