Manchester, United Kingdom, November 3, 2021 (AFP) – Manchester City, after their last poor result in England, managed to smile again thanks to their Champions League victory over Bruges (4-1), this Wednesday, in the fourth round. from the first group. , in which Pep Guardiola’s team took the lead.
Phil Foden (15 minutes) scored the first goal of the match, after a low pass from Joao Cancelo. The Belgian team equalized soon after, at the age of 17, with an own goal through John Stones.
The citizens returned to the front in the 54th minute, with a goal by Algerian Riyad Mahrez, who headed in a header after another pass from Cancelo.
Raheem Sterling reassured his team in the seventy-second after a pass from Ilkay Gundogan, and the Brazilian Gabriel Jesus scored the fourth and final goal in stoppage time (90 + 2) with another assist from Cancelo.
Manchester City is ranked first in Group A with 9 points now. The English team now has one point more than PSG (8), who tied 2-2 in their visit to RB Leipzig, the bottom line by one point and there is no chance of qualifying for the second stage. Brugge is in third place with 4 points.
City, the current runners-up in the competition, have won three of their four Champions League matches. All except for the second round in which they lost against Paris Saint-Germain in the French capital.
In the fifth round, on November 24, City hosts Paris Saint-Germain at the Etihad Stadium, in a decisive match, which made him top of the group.
For now, Wednesday’s win calms spirits at Manchester City, ahead of Saturday’s important visit to Manchester United, in the northern England derby.
Last week, City had two disappointments. First, he was eliminated by West Ham on penalties in the last 16 of the Premier League Cup, a tournament in which Guardiola’s side have been champions for the past four seasons, then lost 2-0 at home in the Premier League to Crystal Palace.
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