14 February 2024

‘Defending champion’ Man City wrote UCL ‘new history’… first team to record ‘seven in a row’

By pestfood.com

Manchester City set the first record.

Manchester City scored a 3-1 victory over Copenhagen in the first leg of the UEFA Champions League round of 16 for the 2023-24 season at 5 a.m. on Saturday (Korea time). The second leg will be held at Etihad Stadium, Manchester City’s home stadium.

Manchester City, the defending champion, has continued to play in the UCL this season. In the group stage, they teamed up with Tsurvena Zvezda, Leipzig and the Young Boys, and advanced to the round of 16 with all six wins. Many teams were not easy to reach among the possible round of 16, but they will face Copenhagen, the easiest of them all.

The first leg was played in Copenhagen. With the history of beating Manchester United here, there was a good chance that something unusual would happen.

As expected, however, the match was led by Manchester City. According to Hussored, a soccer statistics magazine, Manchester City held a whopping 79 percent of the game and 27 shots were fired, seven times that of Copenhagen (4 times). The overall success rate of the game was overwhelming, with a pass rate approaching 93 percent. 꽁머니사이트

They also got the result. Kevin De Bruyne, who received Phil Foden’s pass in the 10th minute of the first half, took the lead with the first goal. Although the equalizer was awarded in the 34th minute of the first half, Bernardu Silva’s comeback goal came out just before the end of the first half and took the lead again. He had a stable game management in the second half, and Foden’s decisive goal in the second half to secure a 3-1 victory. As he won the away game, he could play more comfortably at home.

Manchester City became the first team to set a new record after winning the match. “Manchester City became the first team in UCL history to score three goals in seven consecutive matches,” said Opta, a soccer statistics magazine. In fact, Manchester City scored three points from its first group match against Tsurvena Zvezda to its first round match against Copenhagen, securing a victory.