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Erling Haaland was furious as RB Leipzig took a two-goal lead, but Man City completed the turnaround


Erling Haaland’s face summed up the thoughts of many as Manchester City lost 2-0 at home to RB Leipzig. before sealing a return.

The Champions League holders have already qualified for the knockout stages of the competition after their 3-0 victory over Young Boys in their last match.

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Lois Openda gave Leipzig a 2-0 lead at the Etihad StadiumCredit: AFP

Many would have expected City to look comfortable and make it five wins out of five from the start, but that was far from the case in the first half.

Lois Openda opened the scoring for Leipzig after 13 minutes when he found the bottom corner with a long ball from goalkeeper Janis Blaswich.

The 23-year-old doubled the Germans’ lead just after the half-hour mark, firing home after cutting to his right following a solo run.

Haaland couldn't believe what he was seeing as City played well below their best.

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Haaland couldn’t believe what he was seeing as City played well below their best.Credit: TNT Sports

The TV cameras were quick to turn to Haaland, who looked perplexed alongside him as he went down two goals at home.

The City superstar had a good chance to hit back, but his effort blasted over the bar as Leipzig held on until half-time.

However, Haaland finally found the back of the net early in the second half to reduce the deficit.

Phil Foden ensured City were back on level terms as his composed finish found the bottom corner.

Leipzig briefly thought of getting back in front, but Fabio Carvalho’s goal, on loan from Liverpool, was ruled out for offside.

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However, City actually took the lead late on as substitute Julian Alvarez fired in from inside the area.

Pep Guardiola’s side maintained their 100% record in Group G with just one game remaining.


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