The English team Manchester City swept its German counterpart Leipzig 6/3 in the match that took place between them on Wednesday evening, at the “Al-Ittihad” stadium, in the first round of the first group of the European Champions League.
Manchester City’s goals were scored by Nathan Ake, Nordi Mukele, an own goal, Riyad Mahrez from a penalty kick, Jack Grealish, Joao Cancelo and Gabriel Jesus in the 16th, 28th, 45th, 56th, 75th and 85th minutes, respectively.
While the goals of the guests were scored by Christopher Nkunku in the 42nd, 51st and 73rd minutes, respectively.
Jack Grealish became the first Englishman to score and assist in his first appearance in the Champions League since Wayne Rooney against Fenerbahce in September 2004
Nathan Ake’s goal became the 100th goal for Manchester City in the Champions League at the Etihad Stadium.
Riyad Mahrez’s record 5 Goals in the last five matches in the Champions League, one more than his previous number, in the previous 29 matches he scored 4 goals.
Manchester City qualified for the Champions League final last season 2020-2021, but Chelsea deprived it of the continental title, after winning it with a clean goal, to crown the latter champion of the Champions League.
Manchester City (the title holder), started the new season of the English Premier League, with 3 victories and a loss, to sit in fifth place with 9 points.
On the other hand, Leipzig is always strong and friendly in its matches with big clubs, despite its humble beginnings in the German League, as it occupies 12th place with 3 points, after 3 defeats and one win.
Christopher Nkunku also became the first player from Leipzig to score a hat-trick in the Champions League, and is the second player to score a hat-trick against Man City in the competition after Lionel Messi in October 2016.