Man City stun in Europe with dramatic comeback to earn top spot

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Manchester City had a dramatic comeback in the Champions League, as the defending Champions sealed the Group G top spot in a 3-2 victory over RB Leipzig.

Pep Guardiola’s side had already booked qualification to the next round of the competition after our first meeting with the German side.

The visitors took charge of the game as Die Roten Bullen took advantage of some slack defending, breaking the deadlock when Lois Openda raced onto Janis Blaswich’s long ball and slotted in a neat finish inside the far post.

However, City didn’t seem to give much into the game as Rico Lewis wasted City’s first presentable opportunity and they were made to pay for it when Openda again spun in behind the City backline, leaving Ruben Dias in his dust before evading Joško Gvardiol’s challenge and beating Stefan Ortega at his near post.

City entered half-time losing 2-0, but the second-half was a different showpiece.

Erling Haaland finally got on the scoresheet in the second-half with a low finish after a beautiful set up from Phil Foden. A sleek play from Foden will level the scores for City.

The visitors would have taken the lead but such dream was cut short as Substitute Fábio Carvalho was flagged offside. City then turned the table around as Foden was again involved in a wonderful team goal at the other end, pulling back for City substitute Julián Álvarez to put his side in front with time almost up.

The goal claimed all three points as City once again scored three or more goals in a UCL home game making it the eighth successive time they have done so.