Manchester City won a strong-willed victory over Red Star in the Champions League
MOSCOW, September 20 – English “Manchester City” beat the Serbian “Crvena Zvezda” in the first round match of the group stage of the Champions League football.
The Group G meeting, held in Manchester, ended with a score of 3:1 in favor of the “citizens”. Osman Bukari scored a goal for the Serbian team (45th minute). For the reigning Champions League winners, Julian Alvarez scored a double (47, 60), and Rodri (73) also scored.
UEFA Champions League
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3 : 1
47’ • Julián Alvarez
60’ • Julián Alvarez
73’ • Rodrigo Hernandez
45’ • Osman Bukari
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In the first half, Manchester City players made 22 shots at the opponent’s goal, which is a Champions League record. The previous achievement belonged to Bayern Munich, which struck 21 shots in the first half of a match against Czech Viktoria in 2013.
The meeting between the teams began with a minute of silence in memory of the victims of the earthquake in Morocco.
In the next round, Manchester City will play away against the German Leipzig on October 4, and Red Star will play a home match against the Swiss Young Boys on the same day.