Haaland and Manchester City finish the job


By: Manu Tournoux

In the 8th return of the Champions League, Manchester City easily disposed of Copenhagen this Wednesday evening.

Manchester City will be present at the Champions League quarter-finals. There was no real doubt about it after the 1e round of 8, but the reigning European champions made a point of finishing the job well this Wednesday evening. Against Copenhagen, they achieved another convincing success (3-1).

Haaland strikes again

The little suspense that remained in this confrontation evaporated in the first ten minutes of the game. The Sky Blues quickly tamed their opponents with two goals scored. Manuel Akanji, from a recovery following a corner (2e), and Julian Alvarez (9e), with a deflected shot from outside the area, put their team into orbit.

At 2-0, Copenhagen could have sunk. Curiously, the Danish team managed to fight back and reduce the score through Mohamed El Younoussi (29e). This start, however, was furtive. City regained their two-goal lead at the end of the first half. And who other than Erling Haaland to ensure the break at the best time for the Sky Blues? It was his 41e goal in the Champions League (in 37 matches), as many as the club’s other legend, Sergio Aguero.

Manchester City in control

The second half then saw Manchester City calmly manage their lead. The English team did not see fit to press too hard since the essentials were acquired. This is understandable, especially since her next match will see her challenge Liverpool in a decisive duel for the title on the national scene.

Note that this is the seventh time in a row that City has reached the quarter-finals of the continental event. The last time he was deprived of it was in 2017. And it was Kylian Mbappé’s AS Monaco which caused his premature exit.

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