Haaland, unstoppable, has scored 12 goals in 7 games for Manchester City. Photo: REUTERS / Marcello Del Pozo
The Manchester City won 4 to 0 Sevilleat the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán stadium, in one of the matches corresponding to the first day of group stage of the Champions League. The Argentine striker Julian Alvarez entered 25 minutes in the complement and had a correct performance: They also took a risk on the line. Also, Marco Acuna Y Alexander Papua Gomez They were in the club from the start and Gonzalo Montiel He was on the bench.
Sevilla started defending very close to goal from the initial whistle. And Manchester City took advantage of this situation. Those led by Pep Guardiola began to associate and became strong with the ball. A registered trademark of citizens. It is known that when good players come together, they can change the outcome of the game.
And it didn’t take long for it to happen. Joao Cancelo, Phil Foden and Kevin De Bruyne took possession of the ball from the right sector. The Belgian midfielder threw a strong and precise cross at the feet of Erling Halandwho entered like a whirlwind from the center in total freedom to open the game and score the 1-0 for 20 minutes of the first half. The Norwegian tank thus arrived at the 12 goals in 8 games with the City shirt.
They went to the showers with the English on the scoreboard and were large masters of the match. But beyond that, they possessed the ball at all times, which didn’t translate into concrete options for scoring. Since of his nine shots only two went on goal and one went on goal. He lacked effectiveness in the first section.
Meanwhile, the Spaniard only tried twice to kick Ederson’s goal, but never hit the three sticks. The clearest was one of Papua Gómez who crossed the crossbar.
It is clear that the British dominated the Spaniards at will. Sevilla was overwhelmed and almost delivered. They played without a natural nine as in that position the manager decided to bet on former Real Madrid midfielder Isco. Lopetegui put his hand on the substitutes’ bench. The second phase began with two changes: Rafa Mir and Joan Jordán, although it didn’t give him many results.
But it was a Manchester City concert. And the goals were not long in coming due to the football production of the English. It was time.
A 13-minute complement Phil Foden He teamed up with Joao Cancelo, went to take the return, got rid of the opponent twice and took a bomb that was nailed next to goalkeeper Bono’s left post.
At 22, the young English midfielder still shoots on goal, but that’s the way it is Haland who appeared in the center to take advantage of the rejection of the rival goalkeeper and score second in his personal account. On the scoreboard we can already see the superiority of Guardiola’s team.
At 25 minutes of the complement the Argentine Julian Alvarez entered the field for the Norwegian giant and made his official debut in the Champions League. He had a chance to score in the final, after trying to push a goalkeeper, but goalkeeper Bono took him off the line. In any case, he closed a correct match.
In the added time Reuben days he scored the last goal for his team to stretch the difference to four goals and finish sinking a Sevilla that could never resist. Manchester City immediately began their Champions League debut and dream of relaunching Big ears for the first time it remains intact for Guardiola and Julián Álvarez.