Manchester City confirmed their spot at the top of their group, as they played out a 0-0 draw with German Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund in a UEFA Champions League encounter at the Signal Iduna Park on Tuesday night.
There was nothing to separate both sides but a glorious opportunity presented itself to the Cityzens in the second half, as they were awarded a spot-kick in the 56th minute only for Riyad Mahrez to miss the resulting penalty.
In our second clash of the evening, RB Leipzig inflicted a first defeat in all competitions on defending champions Real Madrid, as they came off 3-2 winners at the Red Bull Arena.
Goals from Josko Gvardiol, Christopher Nkunku and Timo Werner sandwiched a consolatory effort from Vinicius Jr and a late Rodrygo penalty, as the Germans placed themselves in prime position to make it out of their group into the knockout rounds.
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FULL-TIME AT THE SIGNAL IDUNA PARK: Borussia Dortmund 0-0 Manchester City
FULL-TIME: RB Leipzig 3-2 Real Madrid
GOOOAAALLL!!! RB Leipzig 3-2 Real Madrid (Rodrygo)
GOOOAAALLL!!! RB Leipzig 3-1 Real Madrid (T. Werner)
58′ MIN: Riyad Mahrez misses the spot-kick, as Dortmund shot-stopper Gregor Kobel saves.
56′ MIN: The center referee points to the spot, after a foul on Riyad Mahrez.
PENALTY!!! To Manchester City
SECOND HALF UNDERWAY AT THE SIGNAL IDUNA PARK: Borussia Dortmund 0-0 Manchester City
SECOND HALF UNDERWAY: RB Leipzig 2-1 Real Madrid
HALF-TIME AT THE SIGNAL IDUNA PARK: Borussia Dortmund 0-0 Manchester City
HALF-TIME: RB Leipzig 2-1 Real Madrid
44′ MIN: Vinicius Jr halves the deficit for Los Blancos, courtesy of a fine header.
GOOOAAALLL!!! RB Leipzig 2-1 Real Madrid (V. Junior)
18′ MIN: The irresistible Christopher Nkunku doubles the advantage for the hosts.
GOOOAAALLL!!! RB Leipzig 2-0 Real Madrid (C. Nkunku)
13′ MIN: The 20 year-old Josko Gvardiol heads Salzburg into the lead, thus becoming the second-youngest UCL goalscorer for Salzburg.
GOOOAAALLL!!! RB Leipzig 1-0 Real Madrid (J. Gvardiol)
KICK-OFF AT SIGNAL IDUNA PARK: Borussia Dortmund 0-0 Manchester City
KICK-OFF: RB Leipzig 0-0 Real Madrid
The Cityzens have in their ranks the hottest striker in world football in the person of Erling Haaland, who is back to face his old club at the Signal Iduna Park. Also, summer signing Julian Alvarez is handed a starting berth, as well as Riyad Mahrez and Ruben Dias.
BVB starting line-up! Jude Bellingham, Emre Can, Karim Adeyemi and the teenage Youssofa Moukoko are all in the XI.
Los Blancos are without the influential Karim Benzema but Vinicius Jr and Rodrygo will spearhead the attack.
RB Leipzig’s line-up set to take on the defending champions. Christopher Nkunku, Emil Forsberg and Andre Silva are all in the XI.