Haaland brace lifts Man City to 3-1 win over Young Boys

Haaland brace lifts Man City to 3-1 win over Young Boys

Manchester City secured their place in the Champions League knockout stage with a 3-1 victory over Young Boys. Erling Haaland ended his goal drought with two goals in the second half, while Manuel Akanji also scored on his return to Switzerland. Despite concerns about the artificial turf, City maintained their perfect record in Group G with three wins. Pep Guardiola expressed his satisfaction with the team’s performance and stated that they need one more game to qualify mathematically and two more to finish first. City will have the opportunity to clinch their spot in the knockout stage when they face Young Boys again on November 7.

Haaland broke his goal-scoring drought by converting a penalty in the 67th minute after a foul on Rodri in the box. He then added a spectacular second goal in the 86th minute, showcasing his skill by shifting the ball from his left foot to his right before finding the top corner of the net. With this performance, Haaland also broke Kylian Mbappe’s record as the youngest player to score 37 Champions League goals, achieving it in just 33 games. Guardiola praised Haaland’s abilities and expressed confidence in his goal-scoring prowess.

City had several near misses in the first half before Akanji finally broke the deadlock three minutes into the second half. Young Boys quickly equalized, taking advantage of Ederson’s positioning to score a superb goal. Despite the missed opportunities, City’s forwards eventually found the back of the net and secured the victory. Rico Lewis, a defender for City, acknowledged the importance of taking chances in the game.

VAR disallowed a goal by City’s Julian Alvarez due to a handball by Jack Grealish in the build-up. Young Boys currently sit in third place in the group with one point from three matches.

In conclusion, Manchester City’s win over Young Boys all but guarantees their place in the Champions League knockout stage. Haaland’s goal-scoring prowess was on display as he ended his drought and broke records. City’s forwards capitalized on their chances, securing the victory despite some missed opportunities.

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