In a convincing display, holders Manchester City secured a 3-0 victory over Swiss team Young Boys on Tuesday, ensuring their passage to the Champions League last 16 with two group games to spare. Erling Haaland was the star of the match, scoring twice and bringing his total Champions League goals to 39 in just 34 appearances.
Despite Young Boys being reduced to 10 men following Sandro Lauper’s red card in the 53rd minute, they are currently at the bottom of Group G with only one point. Meanwhile, Manchester City sits comfortably at the top with a perfect record, tallying 12 points from four matches.
Although there was a downside to the evening with John Stones being substituted at halftime due to a muscle issue, Haaland’s exceptional left-footed strike from 20 yards out in the 51st minute was the highlight of the game. Subsequently, the 23-year-old received a standing ovation from the home crowd as he was subbed off, having exchanged shirts with Young Boys captain Mohamed Ali Camara at halftime.
Manchester City’s formidable performance extends their unbeaten streak to 17 Champions League matches since their defeat to Real Madrid in the semi-finals back in May 2022, showcasing their dominance in the competition.