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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 20:09
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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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AC Milan vs Liverpool

Reaction to come from Manchester City’s loss to RB Leipzig but the focus moves to Italy where Liverpool take on AC Milan at the San Siro.

Here’s a look at the line-ups:

AC Milan XI: Maignan, Kalulu, Tomori, Romagnoli, T. Hernandez, Kessie, Tonali, Krunic, Messias Junior, Ibrahimovic, Brahim Diaz

Liverpool XI: Alisson, N. Williams, Konate, Phillips, Tsimikas, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Morton, Minamino, Salah, Origi, Mane

Michael Jones7 December 2021 19:41
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Full-time: RB Leipzig 2 - 1 Man City

90+3 mins: Well, that turned into a bit of scrap in the last 15 minutes.

The home side hold on to earn a victory and a place in the Europa League. Manchester City’s Champions League group stages end in defeat but they’re still the winners of Group A and progress to the knockout stages.

Michael Jones7 December 2021 19:35
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RB Leipzig 2 - 1 Man City

90 mins: Three minutes of added time to play. Leipzig have just decided to repeatedly foul Grealish on the left wing. A free kick from Zinchenko is whipped into the box but comes safely into the hands of Gulacsi.

Michael Jones7 December 2021 19:33
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RB Leipzig 2 - 1 Man City

88 mins: Ruben Dias and Cole Palmer are on for Man City with Kevin De Bruyne and Nathan Ake the players replaced. City are down to 10 men but they’re still holding their own when in possession.

Fernandinho is caught in the middle of the pitch and the free kick comes out to Grealish. He flicks a ball up to Sterling who is closed down and forced to run wide.

Michael Jones7 December 2021 19:30
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85 mins: Kyle Walker’s going to miss the next round for Manchester City now. A complete error in judgement, born out of frustration, is going to cuase his team a few problems down the line.

De Bruyne takes a shot from outside the box and almost curls one into the far bottom corner. Gulacsi dives across to cover the effort but ends up watching the ball go wide.

Michael Jones7 December 2021 19:28
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Red card! Kyle Walker is off!

RB Leipzig 2 - 1 Man City

82 mins: Stones has been booked for arguing with the referee as City appeal for another penalty for a shove on Mahrez but he was offside.

Oh my! Things have started to get heated out there and Kyle Walker seems to have lost his head. Andre Silva brings the ball down the left wing as Walker tracks back. The City right-back kicks out from behind and takes Silva’s legs out from under him.

Chaos erupts as players square up to each other and the referee pulls out a red card sending Walker to the stands!

Michael Jones7 December 2021 19:26
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79 mins: Now that City have scored can they get another one?

Almost! A diagonal ball comes out ot Grealish on the left side. He carries the ball into the box, shimmies inside twice then boots a low shot at goal only for the effort to get deflected wide of the back post.

Michael Jones7 December 2021 19:22
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GOAL! RB Leipzig 2 - 1 Man City (Mahrez, 76’)⚽️

76 mins: City get one back! A simple move sees the ball passed across the defence and up to Zinchenko on the left wing. He swings a cross towards the six-yard box and the ball bounces over to the back post. Mahrez arrives before anyone else, meets the ball on it’s upwards trajectory and firmly heads it into the back of the net.

Michael Jones7 December 2021 19:19
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RB Leipzig 2 - 0 Man City

74 mins: Chance! The ball comes out to Mahrez over on the right side of the box. He plays it inside as Sterling goes over after a push from Gvardiol. City appeal for a penalty as the ball rolls to Fernandinho. He shoots and hoofs the ball over the crossbar. VAR takes a look at the Sterling incident but doesn’t think it warrants a penalty kick.

Michael Jones7 December 2021 19:18
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GOAL! RB Leipzig 2 - 0 Man City (Andre Silva, 71’)⚽️

71 mins: It’s worse now for City! It’s a mistake from John Stones as he pushes high to intercept a forward pass from Gvardiol. His first touch is heavy though and the ball bounces out to Forsberg who flies into the vacant space behind Stones. He carries the ball into the box and pulls it back to Andre Silva who sets himself and guides a low, powerful shot into the back of the net.

Michael Jones7 December 2021 19:13

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