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Haaland scores two as Manchester City crush Copenhagen in Champions League

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O Manchester City defeated Copenhagen this Wednesday and remains undefeated in the Champions League. At the Etihad Stadium, Pep Guardiola’s team beat the Danes 5-0. The winning goals were scored by Erling Haaland (2), Riyad Mahrez, Julián Álvarez and Davit Khocholava (own).

With the result, Manchester City reaches nine points and remains as the isolated leader of Group G. The team’s next commitment to the Champions League will be on Tuesday, again against Copenhagen. Before that, the English team faces Southampton, for the ninth round of English Premier Leagueat 11 am (Brasília time) on Saturday, at the Etihad Stadium.

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Copenhagen has not yet won the competition and has only one point so far. The team is third in the group, ahead of the Sevilla, which has the same score. The Danes return to the field on Saturday, at 2 pm, to face Nordsjaelland, for the Danish Championship.

Haaland shines again

The duel began with Manchester City justifying their unbeaten run in the competition. The team opened the scoring with just 7 minutes, when João Cancelo crossed low and found Erling Haaland free of charge in the penalty area. The attacker took the first, with great force, and hit the right corner.

The second goal came in the 32nd minute, once again from the Norwegian’s feet. After a corner kick, the ball bounced off the edge of the area and Sergio Gómez hit a first-time shot. The goalkeeper spread and Haaland, attentive to the play, took advantage of the rebound to swing the nets once again. Before the break, at 37, Manchester City scored the third. Gómez kicked from the edge of the area and the ball would go without a deflection by Davit Khocholava, who ended up putting it against his own goal.

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In the second half, at 10, Manchester City won a penalty in their favor. In the charge, Mahrez hit hard, in the opposite corner of the one chosen by the goalkeeper, and extended the advantage. The hosts’ fifth and final goal came in the 21st minute. Grealish made a nice dash towards the area and played for Cancelo. The side took it to the back and crossed to the middle. Julián Álvarez, well positioned, closed the score at 5-0.

Also this Wednesday, Borussia Dortmund and Sevilla faced each other in Group G of the Champions League. At the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium, the Germans were superior and won 4-1. The visitors scored with Raphael Guerreiro, Jude Bellingham, Karim Adeyemi and Julian Brandt, while the Spanish goal was scored by Youssef En-Nesyri.

Source: Gazetaesportiva

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