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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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RB Leipzig 1 - 0 Man City

30 mins: Nkunku keeps hold of Zinchenko a bit too long on the left wing and City win a free kick. Kevin De Bruyne attempts to take it quickly but he gets a warning from the referee and goes in the book for not obeying instructions. That’s a strange decision.

When the referee is ready he blows the whistle and De Bruyne attempts to catch Peter Gulacsi unawares at the near post with a short at goal but he pulls the effort a few inches wide of the post.

Michael Jones7 December 2021 18:17
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RB Leipzig 1 - 0 Man City

27 mins: Work to do now for Pep Guardiola’s men. Leipzig deserve that goal they’ve been the better team over these opening 25 minutes.

Chance! Emil Forsberg is free inside the area and belts a first time shot at goal but Zack Steffen does well to drop low and keep it out.

Michael Jones7 December 2021 18:13
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GOAL! RB Leipzig 1 - 0 Man City (Szoboszlai, 24’)⚽️

24 mins: Lovely goal! City don’t fully commit to the press and are left with ther defensive line high up the pitch. Laimer has the ball in midfield and sends it straight down the middle of the two City centre-backs. Dominik Szobozslai times his run in behind perfectly and stays onside. He drags the ball into the box, checks to the left of Steffen and taps it home. City are relying on VAR but this one is going to stand.

Michael Jones7 December 2021 18:09
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RB Leipzig 0 - 0 Man City

21 mins: Chance! Things are getting lively now. Leipzig work the ball through City with seeming ease. Kevin Kampl slots a pass out wide to Angelino who sends it up to Forsberg. He drives towards the box before squaring towards Nkunku. He slips a through ball into the box and Andre Silva chases it down but he’s just beaten to the ball by Steffen who throws himself to the floor and swipes it away from the Leipzig striker.

Michael Jones7 December 2021 18:07
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18 mins: Chance! City are starting to find their groove with a characteristic diagonal ball out to Mahrez on the right wing. He brings the ball under control and chips a pass into the box. Gundogan knocks it down for De Bruyne who shoots... but fires the effort wide of the back post.

Michael Jones7 December 2021 18:03
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RB Leipzig 0 - 0 Man City

15 mins: Chance! Ake gives the ball away with a poor pass intended for Gundogan. Laimer takes over possession and drives towards the box. He brings it inside and shimmies away from Ake before attempted a cutback. The ball hits Fernandinho and bobbles back to Laimer who prods it towards the near post and forces Steffen into a sharp one-handed save low down to his left.

Michael Jones7 December 2021 18:01
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RB Leipzig 0 - 0 Man City

12 mins: It’s been a quiet start from both teams so far with no-one managing to challenge the goalkeepers. Mahrez threads a pass into the right side of the box as De Bruyne makes a fine diagonal run through the Leipzig lines. De Bruyne collects the ball and pulls it back into the middle of the box for Grealish but Gvardiol steps up to the ball and boots it clear.

Michael Jones7 December 2021 17:57
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RB Leipzig 0 - 0 Man City

9 mins: Angelino swings a cross-field pass out towards Forsberg on the right side of the pitch. He gets a head to the ball but knocks it into the box and Zack Steffen is out quickly to scoop up the ball and stop the attack from materialising.

Michael Jones7 December 2021 17:55
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RB Leipzig 0 - 0 Man City

6 mins: Andre Silva can’t find a way around Nathan Ake and passes the ball back to his own back line. Josko Gvardiol tries to thread a forward ball up to Dominik Szoboszlai but Kevin De Bruyne intercepts the pass and City come away with the ball.

Michael Jones7 December 2021 17:52
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RB Leipzig 0 - 0 Man City

3 mins: Phil Foden takes on Konrad Laimer and wins City an early corner. It’s quickly played short to Oleksandr Zinchenko who shimmies away from Laimer and looks to send a cross into the box but has no options in front of him. Laimer recovers and tackles the City left-back sending the ball out for another corner.

Michael Jones7 December 2021 17:49

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