On day 2, the UEFA Champions League Group A match between MCI vs. RBL at the Manchester City Stadium saw a thrilling contest. Manchester City hadn’t opened their 2021-2022 championship campaign with a particularly good start, but RBL has had some decent success in the past, making this match a much awaited one.
It was a sensational game, to say the least, in the UEFA Champions League. A match that is a spectator’s delight, with as many as nine goals! Let us find out about the MCI vs. RBL match result and more right here!
The match played on 16/09/2021 between the two teams was something the fans of both teams had been long anticipating. The game saw some dynamite performances. Jack Grealish of Manchester City finally managed to score his first Champions League Goal, along with Nathan Ake. RBL lost the match by three goals to MCI. What made Grealish’s goal even more special was that it was in front of his home crowd, and for a player, that’s just the cherry on the cake. Manchester City’s winning goals must have indeed eased the pain of losing last season’s finale. Not only did the players deliver a stunningly beautiful game to the home fans in the Machester stadium, but the match saw some inspiring team performances. Indeed, the MCI vs. RBL match saw some brilliant performances.
Nathan Ake had put Pep Guardiola’s side ahead with a commanding header. This season, he became the 10th player to score in a City shirt before a calamitous own goal by Nordi Mukiele doubled the lead.
Nevertheless, City did not have everything going their way as RBL bounced back into the game. Mukiele made up for his error by playing a part in Christopher Nkunku’s goal to make it 2-1. Riyad Mahrez restored the two-goal cushion with a successful penalty after Lukas Klostermann handled the ball inside the penalty area. RB Leipzig finished the game with ten men after Angelino was sent off in the 79th minute by the referee for a second yellow card.
Ex-Paris St-Germain player Nkunku capped his hat-trick, but his heroics were in vain. Joao Cancelo tallied a stunning fifth and substituted Gabriel Jesus for a sixth to set City up nicely for their most crucial test in the group away to PSG on 28th September in Paris. That contest promises to be a thrilling prospect for football fans the world over.
From the MCI team, N. Ake, M.Mukiele, R. Mehrez, J.Grealish, J, Cancelo and Gabriel Jesus scored the six goals, and from the RBL team, Leipzig’s forward, Christopher Nkunku, scored a fantastic hat trick. Unfortunately, Nkunku couldn’t lead his team to victory. But although he lost the match, he is still a hero! But football is a team game, and the better team on the day won! The match ended 6-3 in favor of MCI. Congratulations to Manchester City!