Monster’ striker Haaland (23) scored 5 goals and EPL Man City advanced to the quarterfinals of the European Champions League for the 6th consecutive season. Leipzig (Germany) suffered a shocking defeat on the road and was eliminated in the round of 16.
Man City won 7-0 in the second leg of the round of 16 of the 2022-20023 season against Leipzig at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, England on the 15th (Korean time). Man City advanced to the quarterfinals with a huge 8-1 score in the first and second matches. It is the 8th round for the 6th consecutive season. Manchester City drew 1-1 in the first leg. Manchester City center forward Haaland scored a total of five goals in the second leg, three goals in the first half and two goals in the second half. Gundoan and De Bruyne added one goal each.
In the 2nd minute of the first half, Man City’s first shot went wide of the goal. Man City came out with a 4-3-3 model. Grealish-Holland-Silva in the front, Gundoan-Rodri-De Bruyne in the middle, Ake-Dias-Stones-Akanji in the back four, and goalkeeper Ederson. Man City gained a numerical advantage by position by freely changing three-back and four-back during attack and defense, respectively.
Leipzig pressed hard from the front. Interrupted Man City’s rear build-up and caused a pass miss. Leipzig faced with a 4-2-3-1 formation. Werner was put in the front line, Svosli-Forsberg-Reimer in the back line, Kampl-Haidara as the defensive midfielder, Raum-Gvardiol-Orban-Henrix as the back four, and Blasvic as the goalkeeper.
In the 10th minute of the first half of the first half, in Man City’s one-on-one situation, Haaland’s shot hit the goalkeeper’s body and flowed out of the net. Man City also interrupted Leipzig’s rear build-up with strong forward pressure. The intensity of the pressure was strong for both teams, so the pass connection from the back was not smooth. We exchanged dangerous situations with each other due to a pass miss.
In the 10th minute of the first half, Man City got a PK through VAR (video reading). In the preceding situation, it was judged that Leipzig defender Henriks had committed a handball foul. The referee took a PK, and in the 22nd minute of the first half, Holland succeeded in PKing. Manchester City took the lead 1-0. After the first goal, Man City’s second goal came two minutes later. Man City’s strong forward pressure resulted in a pass miss by the Leipzig goalkeeper. De Bruyne’s strong mid-range shot hit the post, and Holland ran in and headed it in. Haaland’s back-to-back goals put Manchester City up 2-0. It was Haaland’s 7th goal in the Champions League this season and his 30th in his career. Manchester City, leading 2-0, took the initiative in attack. Leipzig was in a hurry to defend. Leipzig also continued to cause Man City’s mistakes with strong pressure먹튀검증.
Haaland’s strong shot in the 30th minute was blocked by the opposing goalkeeper. In the 38th minute of the first half, Gundogan’s shot was also blocked by the goalkeeper. Manchester City scored the third goal in extra time in the first half. In a corner kick situation, Dias’s header hit the post and flowed over the goal line. Haidara (Leipzig) pulled it off, but it hit Haaland’s leg and ricocheted like a bullet into the goal post. On the record, Haaland scored and completed a hat-trick only in the first half. It is his 5th hat-trick this season. Haaland became City’s first player to score a hat-trick in a Champions League knockout match.
Manchester City scored his fourth goal in the fourth minute of the second half. Following a smooth pass connection, Gundogan shook Leipzig’s net with a left-footed ground ball mid-range shot. Haaland scored an additional goal with his left foot in the 7th minute of the second half in a mess before the goal. Haaland finished the opportunity that came from the goal with his right foot in the 12th minute of the second half. Having scored his first personal five goals, he was one hundred and one hundred on that day. Five individual goals in Champions League history is the third all-time. Manchester City ran away 6-0. It’s already to the point where the game can’t be reversed.
Man City coach Pep Guardiola took Haaland out in the 17th minute of the second half. He put Alvarez in as the Joker instead. Holland’s rating was 10 out of 10 (based on whoscored.com). Man City substituted Gundoan Grealish Rodri Stones as well as Haaland in the second half to arrange the stamina of key players.
Leipzig was helpless on the road. It was completely different from when we drew 1-1 at home. Leipzig put Silva Poulsen and Samikan as jokers in the second half, but they couldn’t change the atmosphere at all. The tension in the game has dropped as the game has already been won or lost. Man City added a goal in extra time in the second half by De Bruyne.
The match ended with Manchester City winning 7-0. The faces of Man City home fans were too bright. On the other hand, the footsteps of Leipzig away fans seemed heavy.
BBC pundits evaluated Holland and Manchester City’s performance as “amazing”. Dion Dublin, a former EPL player, commented favorably, saying, “It was a really unbelievable performance.” WhoScored.com gave Holland a 10, De Bruyne 8.3, and Gundoan 7.7.