Manchester City lost their last Champions League group game against RB Leipzig in one of the narrow football scores of the weekend. After securing the top spot in the group, Guardiola made as many as seven changes for the game. The home side took the lead in the 24th minute through Dominik Szoboszlai. Raheem Sterling was brought on at half-time after Phil Foden picked up an injury. Andre Silva doubled the lead in the 71st minute before Riyadh Mahrez grabbed a goal five minutes later. Kyle Walker was then sent off with eight minutes left to add insult to injury.
RB Leipzig: Gulacsi (6), Mukiele (7), Klostermann (6), Gvardiol (6), Angelino (6), Kampl (7), Laimer (7), Nkunku (6), Szoboszlai (7), Forsberg (8), Andre Silva (7).
Subs used: Simakan (7), Adams (6), Brobbey (n/a), Henrichs (n/a), Moriba (n/a).
Man City: Steffen (7), Walker (5), Stones (5), Ake (6), Zinchenko (7), Fernandinho (7), Gundogan (7), De Bruyne (7), Mahrez (7), Foden (6), Grealish (6).
Subs used: Sterling (7), Palmer (n/a), Dias (n/a).
Man of the match: Emil Forsberg.
Man City manager Pep Guardiola: “The first half, we lacked a little bit of rhythm… They have a really good team, we knew it from before the group stage. But the second half was much better, but unfortunately, one or two mistakes and they punished us.” he added. “We played better in the second half. We were more aggressive, we played to win the game and we lost it. Congratulations to Leipzig.”
RB Leipzig interim manager Achim Beierlorzer: “We had to show a reaction. This game was perfect for us because we proved something.” he added. “We took chances and could have had more. We beat one of the best sides in the world. It is a pity there were no fans here but we did a great job. It was a highly-deserved win.”
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