Manchester City v RB Leipzig - UEFA Champions League - Wednesday 15th September 2021 - KO. 20:00 BST. Preview and MDT | Page 2 | Vital Football

Manchester City v RB Leipzig - UEFA Champions League - Wednesday 15th September 2021 - KO. 20:00 BST. Preview and MDT

and so it ends 5-1 a thoroughly enjoyable game in which a promising RB Leipzig took the lead against the run of play but it was a well taken goal and they did look dangerous on the attack but City pegged them back and took the lead and apart from the odd occasional scare the City goalkeeper was relatively given the day off, as James McAtee led his team on a spree of well worked goals and a deserved win

City 5 McAtee(2) Bob (pen), Sodje and Edozie with assist from McAtee (2) Hamilton(2) who was a second half substitute
XI | Ederson, Cancelo, Dias (C), Ake, Zinchenko, Rodrigo, De Bruyne, Bernardo, Grealish, Torres, Mahrez.

SUB | Carson, Slicker, Walker, Sterling, Gundogan, Jesus, Fernandinho, Foden, Palmer, Lavia.
Goater on De Bruyne 🗣
Speaking on Matchday Live, the Goat expects KDB to hit the ground running on his return to the fold...

"He comes back and we automatically know he will produce a key pass or two to help us win the game - that is just phenomenal.

"I remember I needed a few games to get back into rhythm, but when he comes back in, he comes back in at that level and that’s the quality of player that we have here."
Goater on consistency 🗣
"We really just have to appreciate this moment we’re in of an 11th season in a row in the Champions League.

"A large part of that is Pep and the brand of football he’s brought. It’s exciting to know we’ll typically be there or thereabouts in every year of the Champions League.

"The consistency of 11 champions Leagues is phenomenal."
Matchday Live 📺 at
Join City legends Shaun Goater and Shaun Wright-Phillips to preview tonight's clash right now!

Matchday Live is available on all digital platforms (including in our Matchday Centre) and offers the perfect blend of expert analysis and City-focused build-up.
SWP on Mahrez 🗣
A start for our Algerian wing wizard tonight. SWP is a big fan:

"He has that style where you think he’s not involved enough, but he only needs one moment in a game to produce magic.

"He’s so clinical in front of goal.

"If you give him the chance it will go in the back of the net."
Safe hands 🙌
Ederson - making his 50th Champions League appearance tonight - Scott Carson and Cieran Slicker are out doing their pre-match warmups .

As expected, they got a massive round of applause as they made their way onto the pitch, and reciprocated it with a wave back to the fans.

All three are looking sharp ahead of kick-off...
The boss 🗣
On Jack Grealish's first Champions League start: "Hopefully the first start of many for him!"

On De Bruyne: "For a long time he hasn’t played an official game, but sooner or later players need to get back into a rhythm."

On the team selection: "I decided for these guys to play. Many others could have played. Everyone has to start to be part of the group with the tough and busy schedule."

On John Stones: "He is injured from the national team, same like Laporte."
Midfield Mahrvel 👏
Shaun Wright-Phillips' assessment of Riyad can be backed up by an incredible stat:

In 28 UEFA Champions League starts for Leicester City and Manchester City, the Algerian has been involved in 22 goals (10 goals, 12 assists).

Since the start of 2018-19, only Raheem Sterling (19) has been involved in more Champions League goals for the Club than Mahrez (6 goals, 10 assists).