Alvarez the hero as City begin Champions League defence with a win

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Manchester City recorded a 3-1 win against Red Star Belgrade as, as we begin our UEFA Champions League defence.

Alvarez’s brace and Rodri’s goal gave the defending champions a home win as City look set to defend the Champions League trophy claimed three months ago.

Osman Bukari gave Red Star the lead shortly before the opening half’s break after a VAR check.

The sent a little scare to the City fans, after a half full of missed chances.

However a minute and thirteen seconds into the second half was Alvarez’s equaliser.

In the sixtieth minute came a stunning free kick from the Argentine, claiming his brace.

Rodri closed the scoreboard in the 73rd minute as Pep Guardiola’s side claimed their first victory of the new Champions League campaign.

The Blues now have a record of 27 unbeaten Champions League home games since the last defeat in September 2018

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