Manchester City was thrilled to beat Club Bruges 5-1 in the Champions League last night. The match at the Jan Breydel Stadium was quite exciting. Riyad Mahrez scored twice for Manchester City and K. Walker, J. cancelo, Cole Palmer scores one by one. Cole Palmer scored the first goal of the Champions League for Manchester City. H. Vanaken scored a goal for side Bruges. On the other hand, in a Group A match, the PSG VS RB Leipzig match ended 3-2.
MANCHESTER CITY (4-3-3): Ederson; Kyle Walker, Ruben Dias, Aymeric Laporte, Joao Cancelo; Kevin de Bruyne, Rodri, Bernardo Silva; Riyad Mahrez, Jack Grealish, Phil Foden. Manager Pop Guardiola
MANCHESTER CITY SUBS: Zack Steffen, Scott Carson, Nathan Ake, Raheem Sterling Ilkay Gundogan, Gabriel Jesus, Oleksandr Zinchenko, Fernandinho, Cole Palmer.
CLUB BRUGGE (4-4-1-1): Simon Mignolet; Eduard Sobol, Jack Hendry, Clinton Mata, Stanley N’Soki; Noa Lang, Mats Rits, Kamal Sowah, Eder Balanta; Hans Vanaken; Charles de Ketelaere.
CLUB BRUGGE SUBS: Brandon Mechele, Ignace van der Brempt, Federico Ricca, Bas Dost, Ruud Vormer, Senne Lammens, Jose Izquierdo, Faitout Maouassa, Noah Mbemba. Manager P. Clement
Referee: Istvan Kovacs – 6
First Half of the Match
Manchester City was influential from the start. But they have to wait a long time to score the opening goal. The city’s first goal came in the 30th minute of the match. From Cancello’s feet on a beautiful diagonal cross from Forden. After a 2-0 defeat to PSG on 2 September, Guardiola was determined to return to the fast-paced Champions League with a strong XI on the tour of Belgium. The second goal comes from a penalty. In the 42nd minute of the match, Brugge defender S. N’soki fouled to stop De Bruyne inside the box. The referee ordered a penalty and Mahrez made no mistake to score. The first half ended 2-0.
Second Half of the Match
The goal came in the second half in the 53 minutes. Manchester City’s third goal came from Walker, who rushed forward and played a quick one or two with De Bruyne to keep the ball alive and push the goal to beat Migolet. And makes Brug’s turn uncertain. Nineteen-year-old Palmer, who came on as De Bruyne’s substitute in the 67 minutes, scored City’s fourth goal in just two minutes, turning a nice shot from the edge of the box into the back of the net. Hans Vanaken scored the only consolation goal for Brugge in the 81 minutes of the match.
The last goal of the match came in the 84 minutes at City striker R. Marhrez, asst by Fernandinho. The match lasted an extra 5 minutes and the final result was Manchester City 5 and Club Bruges 1.