MG– Yesterday, Man Utd and Arsenal lost in different ways. However, after the victories of Newcastle against PSG and Man City against RB Leipzig. They have somewhat regained their Premier League position.
Leipzig 1-3 Man City
Man City, as usual, actively entered the game thanks to their mobile midfield and after many stops, the defending champion found the opening goal. In the 25th minute, young talent Rico Lewis coordinated smoothly with Bernardo Silva on the right wing before passing in for Foden to volley into the Leipzig net.
After the goal, Man City continued to dominate the game. Haaland played aggressively and tried to find a goal, but the Norwegian striker’s shots in the first half were either inaccurate or failed to beat the Leipzig goalkeeper.
At the beginning of the second half, Leipzig suddenly found an equalizer. Openda clashed with Poulsen from his own half and then used his speed to run down and finish, defeating goalkeeper Ederson in a face-off, bringing the match back to the starting line.
Not long after, Haaland cushioned the ball from close range and went out after Foden’s placed cross. In the 63rd minute, Foden still took a free kick from a tight angle and hit the crossbar. Not wanting to be divided points, coach Pep Guardiola sent Jeremy Doku and Julian Alvarez onto the field and this adjustment worked.
In the 84th minute, Doku dribbled the ball on the left wing before passing it to Alvarez, allowing the 2022 World Cup champion to beautifully curl the ball to the Leipzig goalkeeper. When the match entered extra time, it was Alvarez’s turn to repay Doku with a pass that set up the Belgian winger to score the victory for Man City.
With this result, Man City consolidated the top spot in Group G with 6 absolute points after 2 matches. Coach Pep Guardiola and his team will now focus on preparing for the big battle against Arsenal in round 8 of the Premier League this weekend. Meanwhile, Leipzig still maintains 3 points and ranks second.
FT: Leipzig 1-3 Man City
Leipzig: Openda 48′
Man City: Foden 25′, Alvarez 84′, Doku 90+2′
Newcastle 4-1 PSG
PSG started the competition in England with superstar Kylian Mbappe in the squad, along with attacking stars like Dembele, Ramos or Kolo Muani. Meanwhile, Newcastle began welcoming the French champions with familiar cards.
Without any hesitation, Newcastle actively pressed PSG right after the opening whistle. In the 17th minute, starting from a mistake by midfielder Marquinhos, Isak launched a decisive kick that made goalkeeper Donnarumma struggle to push the ball away. Almiron successfully ran in for the rebound, opening the score for Newcastle.
By the 39th minute, the score was 2-0 for Newcastle after a chaotic phase in front of PSG’s goal. Defender Dan Burn headed the ball too hard from close range, causing Donnarumma to push the ball away but still cross the goal line. It took a lot of time for VAR to confirm that this was a valid goal from the home team.
Even at the beginning of the second half, midfielder Longstaff also scored the third goal for Newcastle after a powerful and dangerous kick. PSG also quickly shortened the gap thanks to Hernandez’s close-range header. However, that is all the defending French champion could do in this match. In the 90+1 minute, midfielder Schar scored a beautiful shot, sealing a 4-1 victory for Newcastle.
FT: Newcastle 4-1 PSG
Newcastle: Almiron 17′, Burn 39′, Longstaff 50′, Schar 90+1′
PSG: Hernandez 56′