The Champions League has started with intense matches and the match between Manchester City and Leipzig was one of them. Pep Guardiola's team beat the Germans at the Etihad Stadium, being one of the great games of the day with a total of 9 goals. The English won 6-3.
When it seemed that Manchester City was beginning to take off on the scoreboard, Leipzig's discount came at 42 '. Christopher Nkunku headed in for 2-1, after another header from Mukiele. The excitement of the discount was short-lived, as Riyad Mahrez scored the third goal for the hosts after 3 minutes of injury.
The 4 goals in the first half were just a hint of what happened in the second half. The scoring party continued with another goal from Nkunku (51 '), which put the Red Bull team back in the game. However, the genius of Jack Gralish was present at the Etihad. The new signing made the goal 4-2 with a great right-hand shot at 56 '.
After Grealish's great goal, Leipzig again narrowed the margins. Nkunku completed his hat-trick to make it 4-3 at 73 '. The Frenchman took advantage of a filtered ball to put the third with a powerful right-footed shot. However, Manchester City still had fuel left to close the match with a wide difference.
Joao Cancelo put the fifth goal for the citizens with a right hand bomb from the middle distance, in what was finally the break on the scoreboard. After this, Gabriel Jesús appeared to close the goal festival on the first day of the Champions League. The Brazilian took advantage of the second play of a corner kick to score inches from the goal line, closing the victory in local condition.