VAR was a bit harsh against Leipzig.
RB Leipzig traveled to the Etihad Stadium hoping to make a surprise after holding on to a 1-1 draw with Manchester City in the first leg.
But their already difficult task was made even more difficult by the penalty. That became the subject of the first half.
Benjamin Henrichs was caught for handball in the penalty area. But if you look at the slow motion, it looks too cruel to give a penalty.
It was an unlikely penalty in the VAR era, especially when the ball accidentally hits a player’s arm from behind.
However, City won’t forget that they should have taken a penalty for Heinrichs’ handball in the final moments of the first leg as well. So justice was finally done.
Erling Haaland’s 5 unbelievable performances
Erling Haaland may not be the best footballer of all time. But he has every opportunity to go down in history as one of the all-time great scorers.
The Norwegian netted his fifth hat-trick of the season for Manchester City after netting five goals in the game, taking his tally to 39 in 36 games for the Blues.
That five goals means Haaland has now scored 33 goals in the Champions League and at 22 he is both the youngest and fastest player to reach 30 in the competition.
It was a memorable night. But perhaps he was slightly disappoint. That Pep Guardiola’s 62nd-minute substitution denied him the chance to double his hat-trick and break the record for most goals scored in a single Champions League game.
Whether or not Haaland will make Man City a better team remains a matter of debate. But his incredible goalscoring instincts could prove invaluable as City look forward to their first ever title.
Kevin De Bruyne sticks to the basics to make him come back to show good form again.
Pep Guardiola said in a pre-match interview. That he wanted Kevin De Bruyne to stick to the basics in order to return to top form and regain his place. After shocking drop in form until he was drop substitute in the last game
Still, in this game, De Bruyne is one of the Manchester City players who have shown impressive form. He was close to scoring in the first half. But his shot hit the crossbar leading to Haaland’s second and the team’s second goal.
However, the Belgian midfielder’s efforts succeeded. When he scored a goal to secure a 7-0 win.