Manchester City were held to a goalless draw by Danish side FC Copenhagen in their UEFA Champions League Group Stage Matchday Four encounter on Tuesday evening.
The opening period was very eventful – first, Rodri thought he had put the visitors ahead in the 11th minute, only for his effort to be cancelled after Riyad Mahrez was adjudged to have handled the ball in the build-up.
Pep Guardiola’s men were awarded a penalty after the referee consulted with the VAR for handball but Riyad Mahrez missed the resulting spot-kick.
Things got worse for the visitors when Sergio Gomez received his marching orders for denying the hosts a clear goalscoring opportunity. Both sides went into the interval level.
The second half offered little in terms of action as both teams earned a share of the spoils.
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FULL-TIME: FC Copenhagen 0-0 Manchester City
SECOND HALF UNDERWAY: FC Copenhagen 0-0 Manchester City
HALF-TIME: FC Copenhagen 0-0 Manchester City
30′ MIN: Sergio Gomez has been sent off, for stopping a clear goalscoring opportunity.
RED CARD!!! To Manchester City
25′ MIN: Oh no!!! Riyad Mahrez misses the penalty for the Cityzens.
The Cityzens are awarded a spot-kick, after the center referee consulted with the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) for a handball in the area.
PENALTY!!! To Manchester City
KICK-OFF: FC Copenhagen 0-0 Manchester City
City boss Pep Guardiola has named Julian Alvarez, Jack Grealish and Riyad Mahrez in the Starting XI, while Erling Haaland is on the substitutes bench.
FC Copenhagen’s line-up set to take on their illustrious opponents.