Poor Cole Palmer! This Manchester City midfielder was substituted a minute after the start of the game in the second half. Etihad Gallery’s noise subsided. Earling Erling Haaland’s hat trick is not! Got it right. City coach Pep Guardiola dropped Erling Haaland and 20-year-old Palmer. Erling Haaland, therefore, had to settle for a brace in City’s 5-0 win over Copenhagen. Norwegian striker is actually force to write like this.
In 12 matches played this season, Erling Haaland scored a goal in the one match he did not score. There are multiple hat tricks. With 28 goals in just 22 Champions League games, Rivaldo-Luis Suarez is already behind him in the competition’s goalscoring tally. Erling Haaland is taking his goalscoring prowess to unprecedented heights.
And if he was on the field for about 10 minutes, Erling Haaland might have got a hat trick. In the 55th minute, Manchester City defender Aymeric Laporte was rugby tackled in the box by the Danish club’s New Zealand defender Marko Stamenich. Algerian star Riyad Mahrez gave City the fourth goal from the penalty. His first goal of the season. If Erling Haaland was on the field! he might have been allowed to take the penalty. Another hat trick chance!
Manchester City played strongly throughout the match and got the fifth goal in the 76th minute.
Argentinian forward Julian Alvarez scored from a great pass by Mahrez. City got more goals later, Jack Grealish wasted an easy chance. And the first half is the story of Erling Haaland and the suicide goal.
Erling Haaland scored his first touch with the ball in the 7th minute of the match. Copenhagen failed to gain possession of the ball and scored from a pass by Hoo Cancelo. Erling Haaland was in the right place at the right time. The next goal in 32 minutes is the same! Erling Haaland got the ball unguarded from a long-range shot but blocked by Copenhagen goalkeeper Johnson Gerbera. Gerbera had nothing to do.
Defender Sergio Gomez added to the suffering of Copenhagen by scoring a suicide goal in the 39th minute. Durpalla’s shot ‘cleared’ the ball into the net. City took 10 shots on the opponent’s goal post before the break.
Garbara made four good saves. Can even take a shot at the Copenhagen City goal post in the first half. City goalkeeper Eilson spent his time in peace in his own place.
Manchester City is at the top of ‘G’ group with 9 points after winning all 3 matches. Borussia Dortmund defeated Sevilla 4-1 in the other match of this group. Dortmund is second with 6 points in 3 matches. Sevilla third with 1 point in a draw. Copenhagen is at the bottom with 1 point.