Victory of character to shut the group stage
With nothing at stake, Metropolis got here from behind in opposition to Sevilla within the second half with targets from Rico Lewis, Julián Álvarez and Riyad Mahrez
There was nothing at stake, however Metropolis confirmed their character and their starvation on the final day of the Champions League group stage so as to add three new factors (3-1) by lifting an antagonistic rating in opposition to Sevilla.
Julián Álvarez shone, beginning with out Erling Haaland out there, and creator of the aim that turned the sport round within the second half. La Araña not solely scored once more within the Champions League, however was additionally decisive within the different two targets.
On an evening of intense rain in Manchester, a Champions League debutant just like the youth squad Rico Lewis, was in control of equalizing the 0-1 with which the sport went to relaxation, the work of Rafa Mir.
The Andalusians arrived in Manchester within the midst of a reconstruction course of with Jorge Sampaoli on the helm and with a spot within the Europa League assured. His fetish competitors, which he has gained as much as six instances.
Sevilla was in a position to management Metropolis within the first forty-five minutes, through which the crew might solely end on aim as soon as.
After the break, the crew was way more recognizable, with the identical positional management however with the arrival and the punch that was missing within the first half. As well as, he knew learn how to benefit from the visiting concessions within the first and third targets.
Matching the match with Lewis’s dream night time, Kevin De Bruyne barely wanted three minutes to serve La Araña the second aim of the night time, his second within the Champions League after the one achieved in opposition to Copenhagen.
Julián himself served Riyad Mahrez the aim that closed the sport and extended the crew’s good second earlier than the World Cup break.
Bruges, Inter Milan, Eintracht Frankfurt, Milan, RB Leipzig or Paris Saint-Germain are our attainable rivals within the spherical of 16.
CITY: Ortega Moreno, Lewis (Cancelo, 85′), Rúben Dias, Laporte, Sergio Gómez (Wilson-Esbrand, 70′), Gündogan (Bernardo, 57′), Palmer (De Bruyne, 70′), Foden, Mahrez, Grealish ( Rodrigo, 45′), and Julián Álvarez.
Dock: Ederson, Carson, Stones and Aké.
SEVILLE: Bono, Montiel, Carmona, Marcao (Gudelj, 45′), Rekik, Acuna (Telles, 45′), Gómez (Suso, 45′), Delaney, Rakitic (Jordán, 66′), Isco (Lamela, 57′) and Rafa Mira.
Dock: Dmitrovic, Flores, Dolberg, Januzaj, Navas, Álvarez and Salas.
Metropolis finishes prime of Group G, with 4 wins and two attracts, for a complete of 14 factors.
On Monday we’ll meet our rival within the spherical of 16 of the Champions League.
Fulham’s go to to the Etihad Stadium within the Premier League subsequent Saturday.
Will probably be the primary of the final three commitments of the crew earlier than the arrival of the World Cup in Qatar. All of them in Manchester.
Subsequent Wednesday Metropolis will host Chelsa within the Carabao Cup earlier than parking the Premier League on Saturday 12 in opposition to Brentford.
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“Haaland won’t be in opposition to Sevilla” Pep Guardiola evaluations the final hour of Metropolis within the run-up to the match that closes the group stage of the Champions League Learn extra
“Haaland won’t be in opposition to Sevilla”
Pep Guardiola evaluations the final hour of Metropolis within the run-up to the match that closes the group stage of the Champions League Learn extra