Man City vs RB Leipzig live score, updates, highlights and lineups as five-star Erling Haaland demolishes Bundesliga side

Man City vs RB Leipzig live score, updates, highlights and lineups as five-star Erling Haaland demolishes Bundesliga side

ETIHAD STADIUM, MANCHESTER — Erling Haaland plundered an astonishing five-goal haul as Manchester City stormed into a 6-0 lead against RB Leipzig in the Champions League last 16.

A cagey start to proceedings on the back of last month’s first leg finishing 1-1 was blown apart when Haaland converted a 22nd minute penalty after the VAR spotted a Benjamin Henrichs handball from a left-wing corner.

The lead doubled within two minutes when Kevin De Bruyne — back in Pep Guardiola’s starting XI — thundered a left-footed strike against the crossbar and Haaland headed the rebound into an unguarded net.

Haaland brought up his fifth hat-trick of the season after Ruben Dias hit the post from a corner in first-half stoppage time and further dismal set-piece defending from Leipzig meant City’s No. 9 was able to match Lionel Messi and Luiz Adriano’s record of five in a single Champions League match after Ilkay Gundogan got in on the act four minutes into the second half.

Sporting News is following the match live and providing live score updates and commentary.

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Man City vs RB Leipzig live score

  1H 2H Final
MCI 3 3
RBL 0 0


MCI — Erling Haaland (pen) —22nd minute.

MCI — Erling Haaland — 24th minute.

MCI — Erling Haaland — 45th+2 minute.

MCI — Ilkay Gundogan (Jack Grealish) — 49th minute.

MCI — Erling Haaland — 54th minute.

MCI — Erling Haaland — 57th minute.

Man City vs RB Leipzig live updates, highlights from Champions League Round of 16 second leg

83rd minute: Andre Silva looked like he was in down the City left then but fell over. Leipzig’s entire night in minature. 

82nd minute: Guardiola is relentlessly cajoling his City players outside his technical area and the fourth official doesn’t like it at all. Maybe he could just tell him the score?

77th minute: Akanji wants his clean sheet. The City defender munches into Leipzig substitute Dani Olmo 25 yards from goal and is booked.

70th minute: Bit of a testimonial feel now after all those substitutions. The City fans have broken in a Poznan and the most vocal bunch in the south stand are running through the away day songbook.

64th minute: Haaland’s fun is over. He comes off to a standing ovation. What an incredible night for City’s goal machine. Stones and Rodri also depart. Alvarez, Gomez and Phillips into the fray.

57th minute: GOOOOAAAALLLLLL!!!! Erling Haaland!!!!!!!

Five for Haaland, six for City. Of course it was from a corner because the Leipzig defence have entirely lost the run of themselves. Akanji’s attempt was saved by poor old Blaswich and the main man was on hand to thump home again.

55th minute: Gundogan and Grealish make way. Both have been superb. On come Mahrez and Foden. Mahrez has scored against Leipzig on each of the previous three times he’s played against them. I’m sure they’re delighted to see him.

54th minuteGOOOOAAAALLLLLL!!!! Erling Haaland!!!!!!!

Haaland is the beneficiary from Dortmund’s latest attempt at set-piece defending, which is beyond a fiasco at this point.

52nd minute: Josko Gvardiol, whose lofty reputation is taking a bit of a battering tonight, clears  De Bruyne cross behind on the stretch. Momentarily it looked like that might have been going into his own net.

49th minuteGOOOOAAAALLLLL!!!!!! Ilkay Gundogan!!!!

We’re into turkey-shoot territory now. Grealish eases inside, finds Gundogan, who cuts into his right foot and finds the corner. From Marco Rose’ point of view, that was maddeningly simple for City.

46th minute: Welcome back to the Erling Haaland Show.

Halftime: City have controlled the contest, almost in its entirety. But Marco Rose will be fuming at both the penalty decision and the manner in which his side defended that corner at the end of the first half. It’s an exercise in futility for Leipzig from this point.

45th minute+2GOOOOOOAAAAALLLLLL!!!! Erling Haaland!!!!!

A fifth hat-trick of the season. Nonsensical activity. He’ll not score many easier goals. Dias rose highest to meet Grealish’s corner, the ball ran along the line and Haaland had a clearance booted against his shin. Game and tie over.

43rd minute: A promising Leipzig attacking position breaks down as Werner runs needlessly offside.

39th minute: A fine save from Blaswich, who denies Gundogan to keep Leipzig’s heads above water/sleet.

35th minute: A marvellously daft couple of minutes from Ederson. First the City keeper charges out of his penalty area and thumps into Werner. No foul is given and Werner is booked for his protests. Ederson then passes to Rodri inside his own box, the City midfielder loses possession but Leipzig can’t capitalise.

31st minute: Haaland going for the hat-trick, batters a shot at the near post that Blaswich repels well.

29th minute: It’s snowing in Manchester. Pep Guardiola throws his massive hood up. Then takes it down again. Can’t mkle his mind up. Other than that, things going pretty well for the City manager.

24th minuteGOOOOOOAAAAALLLLLL!!!! Erling Haaland!!!!!

City go bang, bang! Haaland forces Blaswich into a hoofed clearance, the ball comes back quickly. De Bruyne unleashes a blistering left-footed strike that cannons off the crossbar, into the turf and Haaland heads into an unguarded net.

22nd minuteGOOOOOOAAAAALLLLLL!!!! Erling Haaland (penalty)!!!!

Haaland goes to 35 for the season.  Blaswich guesses correctly but Haaland steered it into the bottom right corner.

20th minutePenalty to City! Before all that nonsense kicked off at the corner, Henrichs jumped for a header, missed it and he ball brushed his arm. Referee Slavko Vincic consults the monitor and in UEFA “rules is rules” terms, that’s a penalty.

19th minute: A scramble ensues, Haaland fires into a hail of legs from a tight angle and Blaswich’s blushes are spared.

18th minute: City quicken the pace and Silva gets De Bruyne into a crossing position. It’s too close to Blaswich. After that sound handling, the Leipzig keeper then passes the ball over his own byline for a corner.

16th minute: Grealish’s latest examination of Henrichs also ends up with the Leipzig fullback being shoved to the floor. Ake keeps the attack alive and Grealish’s eventual shot is deflected over by Orban. The visitors deal with the corner with the minimum of fuss.

14th minute: Akanji, Dias and Ake are the City back three in possession, all fine defenders but not as good as some of their teammates on the ball. Akanji and Dias botch simple passes in quick succession and Raum gets forward to have a low cross pouched by Ederson.

11th minute: There’s the ball over the top for Haaland! City’s number nine powers past Gvardiol but Blaswich saves his goalward prod. The rain is now lashing down in Manchester.

10th minute: We’re into one of those long, rumbling City spells of possession. Grealish sizes up Henrichs and bundles him over as he lays off to Gundogan. A return pass into the Leipzig box is blocked

7th minute: Nathan Ake’s cross skims just over Haaland’s head. City have settled after those tentative first couple of minutes.

5th minute: Leipzig break after Ruben Dias has a header from a corner blocked. Szoboszlai was free over on the left but he couldn’t be picked out. One to keep an eye on.

3rd minute: Chance for City! That’s why De Bruyne’s on the right wing. He swings cross into the box where Gundogan blazes the half-volley over.

2nd minute: Leipzig press City high and they struggle to find a way out until Szoboszlai clatters through the back of Silva.

1st minute: City captain Ilkay Gundogan gets us underway. As City line up to face Leipzig goalkeeper Blaswich in possession it looks like De Bruyne will play in the frontline, with Silva in midfield. Then they switch. There’s probably be a lot of that.

3 mins from kickoff: The teams are out after an Etihad light show, Guardiola and Rose emerged alongside each other in jolly conversations. Things are about to get a bit more serious.

20 mins from kickoff: Erling Haaland was City’s matchwinner from the penalty spot at Crystal Palace last weekend. By his own standards, the Norway star has slowed down a little since the World Cup but still has 34 in 35 games this season. Leipzig won’t be particularly happy to see him either. During his time with Dortmund in the Bundesliga, he racked up six goals at their expense. He hasn’t scored more often against a single opponent.

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40 mins from kickoff: Christopher Nkunku will be a huge miss for Leipzig as he nurses a hamstring injury. The France star scored a hattrick at the Etihad Stadium last season, albeit in a 6-3 group-stage defeat. With the higher stakes, you’d expect a slightly cagier affair this evening. Timo Werner will be the main attacking threat in his absence. The Germany international’s time with Chelsea was largely unhappy, but he did start that Champions League final victory over City a couple of years ago.

1 hour from kickoff: It’s hard not to feel a little aggrieved for Riyad Mahrez, who gave City the lead in the first leg in Germany. His reward has been precisely zero Premier League starts since. Phil Foden’s return to form has been part of the reason for that but tonight Guardiola has opted for the extra control of having Bernardo Silva on the wing. Don’t bet against Mahrez making an impact from the bench, though. As the statistics below show, he absolutely thrives in this competition.

1hr 15 mins from kickoff: And here’s the Leipzig team. Timo Werner leads the line, meaning Andre Silva will have to wait on the bench to make an impact.

1hr 20 mins from kickoff: The City XI is in. De Bruyne starts. Riyad Mahrez and Phil Foden have to be content with a place on the bench as Bernardo Silva and Jack Grealish complete the front three either side of Erling Haaland.

1hr 25 mins from kickoff: The team sheets will be along shortly, always an event on a Pep Guardiola European night. However, it wouldn’t could as an example of “overthink” if Kevin De Bruyne misses out on the City starting XI. The Premier League champions’ midfield talisman has been short of his best recently, was replaced before the Blues closed out a hard-fought 2-0 win over Newcastle and came on as a late substitute at Crystal Palace on Saturday.

“It’s been a difficult season for all of us, me included, due to the World Cup and many things. I’m not going to discover [how good] Kevin [is]. What I’d like – I spoke many times to him – is to go to the easy principles and do it well,” Guardiola said at his pre-match news conference. “He has an incredible ability to make an assist, to score goals and see passes like no one else.

“But I always have the belief that they will increase and get better when the simple things [are done]: like don’t lose the ball, the mobility, the incredible capacity to be active in the movement. The simple things: do it again better and better. When this is going to happen the rest will come along.”

Kevin de Bruyne and Phil Foden of Man City

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1 hour 40 mins from kickoff: There’s been a lot going on in this round of the Champions League, from the titanic tussle between Bayern Munich and PSG to Real Madrid running in five goals at Anfield. As such, it feels like this one has slipped a little bit under the radar. Manchester City are generally imperious at this stage of the competition, last falling in the Round of 16 to Monaco in 2017. But a 1-1 draw in the first leg leaves this one in the balance against an RB Leizpig side who have collected more points than any other Bundesliga side since Marco Rose was appointed last September.

2 hours from kickoff: Hello and welcome to the Sporting News’ live coverage of Manchester City vs RB Leipzig from the Etihad Stadium. The Champions League last-16 tie is level at 1-1 after the first leg.

Man City vs RB Leipzig lineups

City’s first-team squad trained with a clean bill of health on Monday.

Kevin De Bruyne returns to the starting lineup after being on the bench for Saturday’s 1-0 win at Crystal Palace. Riyad Mahrez has only made one Premier League appearance as a substitute since opening the scoring in Leipzig and is again among the substitutes as Bernardo Silva and Jack Grealish complete the front three either side of Erling Haaland.

Man City starting XI (4-3-3): Ederson (GK) — Stones, Akanji, Dias, Ake — De Bruyne, Rodri, Gundogan — Silva, Haaland, Grealish

Man City subs: Ortega (GK) Carson (GK), Walker, Laporte, Lewis, Gomez, Phillips, Perrone Palmer, Foden, Alvarez, Mahrez

Christopher Nkunku scored a hat-trick when Leipzig lost 6-3 at the Etihad Stadium in last season’s group stage but the France international is set to miss out with a hamstring injury. Midfielder Xaver Schlager, goalkeeper Peter Gulacsi and centre-back Abdou Diallo are also sidelined.

Illness swept through the Leipzig camp before their weekend game with Borussia Monchengladbach, although Timo Werner, Konrad Laimer, Dominik Szoboszlai and Lukas Klostermann were all involved in the matchday squad for a 3-0 win, with Werner opening the scoring.

RB Leipzig starting XI (4-3-3): Blaswich (GK) — Henrichs, Orban, Gvardiol, Raum — Laimer, Kampl, Haidara — Szoboszlai, Werner Forsberg

RB Leipzig subs: Nyland (GK), Nickisch (GK), Simakan, Halstenberg, Klostermann, Olmo, Clark, Poulsen, Silva, Ba

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How to watch Man City vs RB Leipzig

  TV channel Streaming
USA UniMas, TUDN fuboTVVIX+, Paramount+
Canada DAZN
UK BT Sport 1 BT Sport app/site
Australia Stan Sport
New Zealand Spark Sport
India JioTV, Sony LIV
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Malaysia beIN Sports 3

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Singapore beIN Sports 3 beIN Sports Connect, StarHub TV+

UK: This match will be broadcast live in the UK via BT Sports’ TV and streaming services.

USA: This match will be televised on UniMas and TUDN (Spanish) with both broadcasts streaming on fuboTV, which is available to new users on a free trial. Paramount+ and ViX+ will also stream the match for subscribers.

Canada: Every Champions League game this season is live streaming exclusively via DAZN in Canada.

Australia: Fans in Australia can stream every Champions League match live and on demand on Stan Sport. 

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