Manchester City entertained Red Bull Leipzig at the Etihad Stadium earlier tonight as they looked to secure a win at home in the UEFA Champions League. The Mancunian club made a slow start to the contest and conceded the opening goal in the 13th minute when Lois Openda found the back of the net. Openda doubled his team’s advantage in the 33rd minute as Pep Guardiola’s men went into the half-time break 2-0 down on the scoreline.
Erling Haaland got a goal back for the Mancunian club in the 54th minute before Phil Foden equalised for them in the 70th minute. Julian Alvarez ended up scoring a dramatic goal in injury time as the contest finished 3-2 in favour of the home team.
Let’s take a look at how each Manchester City player fared during the clash against RB Leipzig.
GK: Stefan Ortega – 6/10
Ortega made one good save at the back but conceded twice in the first half.
CB: Kyle Walker – 6/10
He earned the ball back twice during the game and won a couple of aerial duels as well.
CB: Ruben Dias – 5.5/10
Dias failed to keep things tidy at the back in the first half and was replaced at half-time.
CB: Josko Gvardiol – 7/10
He did his fair share of defending and was a good presence on the ball. Gvardiol has got an assist to show for his efforts.
CM: Rodri – 7/10
Rodri made a positive impact for Man City at both ends of the pitch.
CM: Manuel Akanji – 6.5/10
He was far from convincing in the first half but put in an improved display in the second.
RW: Phil Foden – 9/10
The English wide player engineered a handful of promising chances for his teammates and ended the game with a goal and an assist to his name.
CAM: Bernardo Silva – 6.5/10
He worked hard and had two lively moments in the final third.
CAM: Rico Lewis – 6.5/10
He struggled to get into the flow of the game at times but was tidy with his ball distribution.
LW: Jack Grealish – 6.5/10
Grealish caused some headaches for his marker but there was no goal for him.
ST: Erling Haaland – 7.5/10
Haaland was always willing to have a strike at goal and managed to find the back of the net early in the second half.
CB: Nathan Ake – 6.5/10
He kept things solid when defending inside his half.
CAM: Julian Alvarez – 7.5/10
The Argentine talent scored the winning goal in the 87th minute.
LW: Jeremy Doku – 7/10
He made a few dangerous runs with the ball.
CM: Sergio Gomez – N/A