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Recap: City Add to Leipzig Woes with 6-3 Win


RB Leipzig's pain continues, this time in the UEFA Champions League as they are crushed by Manchester City 6-3 at the Etihad Stadium in northern England. Manager Jesse Marsch's team was unable to keep Pep Guardiola's side from scoring seemingly at will while also seeing his team unable to capitalize on key opportunities. Aside from Christopher Nkunku, who netted his first hat trick, the team was toothless against the reigning English champions.

The goal-scoring started in the 16th minute when a leaping Nathan Ake headed a corner past Peter Gulacsi. The onslaught didn't stop there as the pressure buckled Leipzig's defense. A cross into the box in the 28th minute saw Nordi Mukiele head the ball back towards net where Gulacsi was surprised, letting it into his own net. 

Leipzig did response before halftime with a goal from Christopher Nkunku but it was quickly scuffed out in stoppage time by Riyad Mahrez who sent Leipzig into the locker room trailing 3-1. 

The second half saw more of the same with City being far more clinical. Nkunku did impress with two more goals but his team's defense continued to break under the likes of Jack Grealish, who crossed up Tyler Adams, and substitutes Gabriel Jesus who added to the scoresheet. Leipzig also lost a player for their next game with Angelino picking up a red card.

It is now three-straight losses in all competitions for RB Leipzig who are looking for something positive heading into the weekend. Anything less than a win and the team could be considered in free fall, a far cry from where many thought they would be to start the year.

Starting XI:

RB Leipzig: Gulacsi; Mukiele, Klostermann, Orban, Angelino, Adams, Laimer (60' Haidara), Nkunku (81' Gvardiol), Olmo (72' Brobbey), Forsberg (61' Szoboszlai), Silva (60' Poulsen)

Manchester City: Ederson; Cancelo, Dias, Ake, Zinchenko, De Bruyne (71' Foden), Rodri (59' Foden), Silva (59' Gundogan), Mahrez, Torres (71' Sterling), Grealish (81' Jesus)

Scoring Summary:
16' (Manchester City) Nathan Ake
28' (Manchester City) Nordi Mukiele - Own Goal
42' (RB Leipzig) Christopher Nkunku
45' (Manchester City) Riyad Mahrez
51' (RB Leipzig) Christopher Nkunku
56' (Manchester City) Jack Grealish
73' (RB Leipzig) Christopher Nkunku
75' (Manchester City) Joao Cancelo
85' (Manchester City) Gabriel Jesus

Discipline:
12' (Manchester City) Oleksandr Zinchenko - YELLOW CARD
45' (RB Leipzig) Lukas Klostermann - YELLOW CARD
49' (RB Leipzig) Tyler Adams - YELLOW CARD
58' (RB Leipzig) Angelino - YELLOW CARD
79' (RB Leipzig) Angelino - RED CARD

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