Young Boys – Manchester City 1-1 (Round 2 ongoing)
last: The home team equalized with a dropped shot! Meshack Elia was cheeky when he came on alone with goalkeeper Ederson. Shoot the ball in a long arc over the last chance and into the goal. amazing!
Manuel Akanji, who plays for the Swiss national team, scored the 1-0 goal for the visitors four minutes before the equalizer. He easily slotted in the rebound after Ruben Dias’ shot went through the goalkeeper’s gloves and onto the crossbar.
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Haaland has played five consecutive Champions League matches without scoring any goals, and is looking to end this goalscoring drought tonight. He has never played so many matches in the tournament without scoring before. The Norwegian has 35 goals in 32 Champions League matches.
After 22 minutes, the Norwegian was free, but did not receive the pass from Rodri. Haaland then threw up his arms in frustration and sent a clear message. Shortly after, he missed a chance when the ball went wide, and the striker hit the grass.
– It’s a good first touch, but he doesn’t hit well enough, says TV 2’s Jesper Mathisen live.
After half an hour, Haaland might have been supposed to score with a direct shot, but the 23-year-old missed the ball from five to six metres.
City coach Pep Guardiola admitted before the match that he was considering giving Haaland a rest. The Spaniard rested, among others, John Stoner, Kyle Walker, Julian Alvarez and Phil Foden.
– Yes, but he is very strong. Guardiola told TNT Sports: “Everything is very important for us. Today we have a mathematical chance to qualify and be one step closer to promotion in February.”
Manchester City will meet its neighbor Manchester United in the English Premier League on Sunday at 16:30.
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