Manchester City “cleaned” Copenhagen again and advanced to the quarter-finals without breaking a sweat

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In the quarter-finals of this year’s Champions League comfortably n Manchester City!

The European champion did not face any problems even in her home match against Copenhagenprevailing again with 3-1 and celebrating the qualification to the “8” with overall score 6-2while at the same time he rested his main players ahead of Sunday’s (10/3, 17:45) derby at the top of the Premier League, against Liverpool.

Already 3-1 up from the Denmark game, Guardiola’s side dashed their opponents’ last hopes before ten minutes had even been played at the Etihad, with Akanji (5′) and Alvares (9′) to make it 2-0. THE Eliunousi reduced for the guests in the 29th minute, but o Haaland scored his 41st Champions League goal, making the final 3-1 before the end of the first half (45’+3′).

Thus, Manchester City reach the quarter-finals of the Champions League for the sixth consecutive season, continuing their quest to retain their scepter, while Copenhagen may not have been able to match the quality of their opposition, but they leave with their heads held high. the organization.

The match


The match began with Pep Guardiola rotating his starting line-up ahead of Sunday’s (10/3, 17:45) Premier League derby against Liverpool, leaving out his usual starters De Bruyne, Foden, Bernardo Silva, Doku, Walker, Stones and Ake, while the injured Grealis was also unavailable.

In no mood for… games, the home team came on very strong in the opening minutes, managing to open the scoring in the 5th minute, taking advantage of the first chance they created. Alvarez took the corner and Akanji made a perfect finish from the heart of the large area, “writing” the 1-0, while four minutes later (9′), City also made it 2-0, destroying the last hopes of Copenhagen. After another corner kick AlvaresThe Rodri headed the ball onto the crossbar, while as the phase progressed the ball again found its way to the Argentinian striker, who crossed and scored after a tragic mistake Grabber.

Absolute sovereign n City in the first half hour of the match, he moved the ball comfortably without being threatened, but in the 29th minute, the visitors launched an ideal counter-attack, which ended with a heel-pass by Oscarson and with him Eliunousi to place Ederson for 2-1. THE Copenhagen he got a boost from the goal and appeared in the game by breaking out of his own half of the field, but City found a third goal shortly before the end of the first half (45’+3′), when Haaland he brilliantly controlled a long ball from Rodri and executed between two defenders and into the tight corner of Grabara, making it 6-2 on aggregate for the pair.

The picture of the game did not change even after the teams returned from the dressing room, with the home team in complete control, moving the ball around and significantly reducing the pace compared to what we saw in the first 45 minutes.

Having secured a comfortable qualification, his team Guardiola were conserving strength ahead of their upcoming derby with Liverpool, allowing Copenhagen to look more threatening. In the 67th Anderson stopped his shot Matson from a very advantageous position, the Brazilian goalkeeper also denied the goal to Dicks, in the 76′, while in the 90’+2′ Lewis he missed a great chance to make it 4-1, after sending the ball onto the crossbar with his spot-kick from the edge of the box.

The compositions of the groups


Manchester City (Guardiola, 4-2-3-1): Ederson – Lewis, Akanji, Diaz (68′ Stones), Guardiol – Rodrigo (46′ Gomes), Kovacic – Bob, Alvarez, Nunes (75′ Hamilton) – Haaland (88′ Wright).

Ortega, Moreno, Carson, Walker, Ake, De Bruyne, Bernardo Silva, Foden, Susoho remained on the bench.

Copenhagen (Neestrup, 5-3-2): Grabara – Ankersen, Gellert (78′ Melling), Vavro, McKenna, Dix – Frohold (58′ Matson), Oscarsson (68′ Cornelius), Clem (68′ Hoylund) – Atsouri (58′ Bardzi), Eliunoussi

Runarsson, Burr, Boilesen, Larsson and Sorensen remained on the bench.

The Live of sport-fm.gr

Source: Sport Fm

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