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“The Great” Erling Holland led Man City to a Champions League victory over Young Boys

“The Great” Erling Holland led Man City to a Champions League victory over Young Boys

The Norwegian striker extended City’s extraordinary start to their title defense by scoring twice in a 3-1 win.

 

Erling Holland scored twice for Manchester City at Young Boys, taking their Champions League tally to 37 points.

Manager Pep Guardiola described Norway striker Erling Haaland as a “fantastic professional” after he scored in Manchester City’s 3-1 Champions League win over Young Boys on Wednesday night.

Despite pre-match concerns about playing on the Wankdorf Stadium’s wet and slippery artificial pitch, City maintained their 100% winning record in Group G with three wins. The reigning champions can secure a place in the play-offs on November 7, this time at home to Young Boys.

After Manuel Akanji’s opener for City early in the second half was canceled out by Meshaq Elia minutes later, Haaland scored his first goal in six Champions League games in the 67th minute to give City the lead with a penalty , following Mohamed Camara’s challenge on Rodri in the 67th minute.

penalty area, he got it back. . .

 

City’s goal machine added a superb second goal in the 86th minute, switching from his left foot to his right before firing the ball into the top corner.

Haaland, who broke several goalscoring records last season, added another on Wednesday to break Kylian Mbappe’s record as the youngest player to score 37 Champions League goals.

The Norwegian striker aged 23 years and 96 days has played in 33 matches.

“[Haland] is under pressure because of what happened last season, and not just last season.” Guardiola said.

“He has to score seven goals every game and that’s impossible.

\”He is happy.

He scored many goals.

People want him to fail even after scoring 52 goals.

“Maybe when the season is right it will be better than it is now.

“He’s back in the Champions League” “We are very happy that he is a hungry man. He is very humble.

He is a great professional.

He’s a great competitor.”

While he had particular praise for Haaland, Guardiola was also pleased with the squad as a whole.

“The results are good.

Nine times out of nine,” he said.

“Our positional play was exceptional.

We are talking about short passes on an artificial pitch, and long passes are more difficult to control.

“There were some chances, but overall it was a very good game.

I am very happy with the match.

“We could have scored more goals, but it’s important to create chances,” he said.

 

City face local rivals Manchester United in a Premier League derby at Old Trafford on Sunday.

 

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