Manchester City clashed heads with RB Leipzig at the Red Bull Arena earlier tonight as they hoped to earn a positive result on the road in the UEFA Champions League. The Mancunian club made a quick start to the game and got their noses ahead thanks to Phil Foden’s effort in the 25th minute. Pep Guardiola‘s men went into the half-time break 1-0 up on the scoreline.
Lois Openda equalised for Leipzig in the 48th minute. However, Julian Alvarez gave Man City the lead with a great finish in the 84th minute before Jeremy Doku killed the game off for them in injury time. The contest ended with Man City earning an impressive 3-1 win away in Germany.
Let’s take a look at how each Manchester City player fared during the clash against RB Leipzig.
GK: Ederson – 6.5/10
The Brazilian keeper didn’t have a save to make in the game but won’t be happy about conceding an early goal in the second half.
CB: Kyle Walker – 6.5/10
He didn’t do much wrong at the back and was accurate with his passing.
CB: Ruben Dias – 7/10
The Portugal international gave a good account of himself on the defensive end of the field and won a couple of aerial duels as well.
CB: Josko Gvardiol – 6.5/10
He was solid when defending inside his half and made one good run with the ball.
CM: Manuel Akanji – 6/10
Akanji earned the ball back once and distributed possession well from midfield.
CM: Rodri – 7/10
The Spaniard was a positive influence at both ends of the field.
RW: Bernardo Silva – 6.5/10
He caught the eye at times in the final third but failed to register a goal.
CM: Rico Lewis – 7.5/10
Lewis made a handful of decent chances for his teammates to score and has got an assist to show for his efforts.
CM: Phil Foden – 8/10
Foden was a constant menace in the final third and was responsible for giving Man City the lead in the 25th minute.
LW: Jack Grealish – 6.5/10
The English wide player made two key chances in the opponent’s half but never looked like he would score.
ST: Erling Haaland – 7/10
Haaland caused all sorts of problems for the Leipzig defenders but there was no goal for him tonight.
LW: Jeremy Doku – 7.5/10
Doku came on and scored in injury time.
CB: Nathan Ake – 6/10
He kept things solid at the back.
CAM: Julian Alvarez – 8/10
Alvarez made an immediate impact off the bench and did well to score and create a goal.
CM: Matheus Nunes – N/A