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RB Leipzig vs Man City LIVE Champions League result, final score and reaction tonight

Manchester City lost to RB Leipzig in the final Champions League Group A fixture on Wednesday night

Michael Jones
Tuesday 07 December 2021 22:11
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RB Leipzig struck in each half to beat already-qualified Manchester City 2-1 in the Champions League on Tuesday, booking a spot in the Europa League and snapping the English club’s 14-game unbeaten run against German teams in the competition.

With interim coach Achim Beierlorzer on the bench after the sacking of Jesse Marsch on Sunday, Leipzig secured third spot in Group A on the final matchday ahead of Club Brugge, who lost 4-1 at second-placed Paris St Germain.

City, with seven changes to the team that beat Watford in the Premier League at the weekend, defended high but Dominik Szoboszlai managed to break clear and latch onto a Konrad Laimer ball to round goalkeeper Zack Steffen in the 24th minute.

The hosts came close to a second but first Emil Forsberg’s shot was blocked by Steffen and a little later the City keeper made a reflex save to deny Andre Silva from point blank range.

His Leipzig counterpart Peter Gulacsi responded with a superb save of his own in the 40th, getting his fingers to a Phil Foden shot to direct it onto the post.

City looked livelier after the break but Leipzig scored against the run of play with Silva’s well-placed shot in the 71st after City clumsily lost possession in their own half.

The visitors did respond six minutes later with Riyad Mahrez’s diving header for his fifth goal in six Champions League games but their comeback was short-lived with Kyle Walker being shown a red card for kicking Silva from behind.

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Liverpool’s second string see off Milan to make Champions League history

In the end, Liverpool laughed in the face of the Group of Death while becoming the only English team to ever post a 100 per cent record at this stage of the Champions League.

Milan were the latest to bow to Jurgen Klopp’s men, in rather meek fashion too, following Atletico Madrid and Porto.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Ibrahima Konate were particularly impressive on a night where Zlatan Ibrahimovic, the lion, seemed to be sleeping.

Liverpool’s second string see off Milan to make Champions League history

AC Milan 1-2 Liverpool: Divock Origi and Mohamed Salah scored as a much-changed Reds side became the first Premier League team ever to win all six group games

Michael Jones7 December 2021 22:11
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Origi back in the goals

Divock Origi has scored his first goal in 15 Champions League appearances since scoring in the 2019 final against Spurs, while he has scored in back-to-back appearances in a single season in all competitions for the first time since May 2019.

Michael Jones7 December 2021 22:08
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AC Milan 1 - 2 Liverpool

A good night and campaign for Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool. Put in the ‘group of death’ they’ve blown everyone else away at every possible turn.

Michael Jones7 December 2021 22:02
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Atletico through to knockouts

In the other Group B games Atletico Madrid have breezed past Porto with a 3-1 victory to move from bottom of the group in second and securing a place in the last-16. Diego Simeone’s men have done it again.

Michael Jones7 December 2021 21:59
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Full-time: AC Milan 1 - 2 Liverpool

90+5 mins: That’s it! Liverpool win the game and complete their 100% winning run in the Champions League group stage. They’re the first English side to win all six group stage matches in a single campaign and it truth they deserved it. They were by far the better team over the night.

Michael Jones7 December 2021 21:56
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AC Milan 1 - 2 Liverpool

90+4 mins: Conor Bradley and Max Woltman make their Champions League debuts for Liverpool as Jurgen Klopp brings them on to replace Minamino and Williams. It’ll be a night to remember for the two youngsters.

Michael Jones7 December 2021 21:54
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AC Milan 1 - 2 Liverpool

90+3 mins: Chance! Williams wins the ball in his own half and runs up the pitch. He passes it up to Oxlade-Chamberlain who backheels a pass to Keita and sprints towards the box. Keita draws in the remaining centre-back and knocks the ball back to Oxlade-Chamberlain. He carries it into the box and shoots just as the goalkeeper comes flying into a tackle. The shot goes high and Oxlade-Chamberlain is crunched to the floor.

Michael Jones7 December 2021 21:53
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90 mins: Atletico have doubled their lead over Porto in the other game. That means they’re going to finish second in Group B and move into the knockout stages.

Three minutes of added time to play.

Michael Jones7 December 2021 21:50
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AC Milan 1 - 2 Liverpool

87 mins: Save! Massive save from Alisson who denies Kessie with a fantastic stop! Kessie makes a run into the right side of the box as Bakayoko threads a pass in behind Konate. Alisson charges Kessie down and the Milan midfielder attempts to lift the ball over the goalkeeper. Alisson makes himself big and takes the ball square in the face but keeps Liverpool in front!

Michael Jones7 December 2021 21:47
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84 mins: Keita has a slight tug of Milan substitute Saelemaekers’ shirt and gives away a free kick on the inside left channel around 25 yards out from goal. Zlatan Ibrahimovic takes the set piece and smokes it straight into the Liverpool wall.

Michael Jones7 December 2021 21:43

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