Grealish: ‘Copenhagen goalkeeper asked me if Haaland was human’
BEFORE AN HOUR
It didn’t take long for the striker to spring into action against Copenhagen. Exactly eight minutes. Time for him to emerge in the middle of the surface to victoriously take back a cross from João Cancelo. Shortly after, the Norwegian doubled the stakes (33′) and made history by becoming the youngest player to score 28 goals in the Champions League.
At half-time the result was almost flattering for the Danes, just three points behind (the unfortunate Davit Khocholava had conceded an own goal). Pep Guardiola was aware of the clear dominance of his family and then allowed himself to be rotated. Erling Haaaland spent the second half well on the bench, where he was quickly joined by Bernardo Silva and João Cancelo.
Of course: Erling Haaland opened the top scorer at Manchester City – Copenhagen
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The Norwegian was able to attend the second act of his club without stress, a copy of the first. With their foot on the ball (City finished with 73% possession), the Skyblues fired in with a penalty from Riyad Mahrez (55′) and a late goal from Julian Alvarez (76′). On the other hand, the Danes never created any real chances, only in the 75th minute they scored for the first time!
This new walk in his garden at the Etihad Stadium definitely confirms Manchester City’s dazzling form, which has completely changed since Erling Haaland’s arrival in England. The Skyblues are unbeaten this season and lead Champions League Group G with nine points. Only Borussia Dortmund, who beat Sevilla 4-1 on Wednesday, manage to keep up the pace (six points). The two clubs look close to qualifying as Sevilla FC and Copenhagen have just one point each.
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