Manchester City, which played its sixth Group G match of the 2023-2024 UCL group stage at Etihad Stadium in Manchester, England, on the 29th, won 3-2 against RB Leipzig of Germany. 토토
Manchester City, which had confirmed its advance to the round of 16 even before the game, won all five games by beating Leipzig, which had a slim chance of catching up, and solidified its top spot in the group. Leipzig was confirmed as the second place in the group with three wins and two losses. Only the third-place fight between Young Bois 1 win, 1 draw and 3 losses and Tsurvenazvezda 1 draw and 4 losses in the group remains.
It was a difficult game for Manchester City. Striker Royce Offenda, who joined Leipzig this season, scored consecutive goals in the 13th and 33th minutes of the first half, and Manchester City finished the first half without making up for it. Manchester City, which tied the game with consecutive goals by Elling Hallan in the 9th minute of the second half and Phil Foden in the 25th minute, turned the game around with a come-from-behind goal by Julian Alvarez.
This is the first time in the club’s history that Manchester City turned the tables in the second half when they fell behind by more than two goals in the first half of a UCL game. All six previous times, they failed to turn the tables and lost.
The victory is also significant for Guardiola. Guardiola knows how to build the world’s strongest team, but in rare cases where the pre-planned scenario is distorted, it often collapsed without finding a solution during the game. It was especially fatal in the cup competition where such a game was eliminated once. This time, he actively used the replacement card by changing midfielder Rico Lewis to defender Nathan Ake shortly after the start of the second half, and Álvarez, who replaced him, even scored a goal to hit the tactical change.
Hallan, who scored on the day, maintained a particularly strong side against Leipzig. Holan, who played for Borussia Dortmund in the German Bundesliga, met Leipzig and scored 12 goals in all competitions, the most against any particular team. Given that Hallan’s second-most goals are seven, he is particularly strong against Leipzig. Leipzig’s unique forward football seems to create an environment that is easy for Holan to score goals. Leipzig was once a brother’s club for Hallan, who was working with Hwang Hee-chan in Red Bull Salzburg, and is considered the most disappointed player that Leipzig missed.
Hallan continued his incredible scoring ability with 40 goals in 35 games in UCL with his goals. He has scored five goals in five games this season.