Erling Haaland scores twice as Manchester City continues Champions League dominance
Erling Haaland’s double helps Manchester City extend their unbeaten Champions League run with a 3-1 victory over BSC Young Boys, while Paris Saint-Germain claims their first-ever win over AC Milan with a memorable 3-0 triumph.
In the Champions League, Erling Haaland ended his five-game goal drought by scoring twice, helping Manchester City secure a 3-1 victory over BSC Young Boys at the Wankdorf Stadium. With this win, City has maintained a perfect record with three victories in Group G.
Manuel Akanji, playing in his home country, opened the scoring shortly after halftime for the European champions, Manchester City. However, City’s lead was short-lived as Meschack Elia’s superb chip brought BSC Young Boys level just four minutes later.
Nonetheless, Haaland’s penalty in the 65th minute put the defending champions back in front. The Norwegian striker added a third goal towards the end of the match, showcasing his skill by curling the ball brilliantly into the top-right corner.
Manchester City has won all three of their opening matches, putting them in an excellent position to secure a spot in the last 16 of the Champions League. They are now gearing up for an exciting clash against their neighbors, Manchester United, at Old Trafford on Sunday.
This victory extends City’s unbeaten streak in the Champions League to 16 matches, with 10 wins and 6 draws. The only English team with a longer unbeaten run in the competition was Manchester United between 2007 and 2009.
In another match, Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) secured a remarkable 3-0 victory over AC Milan, marking their first-ever win against the seven-time champions at Parc des Princes in the French capital.
Kylian Mbappe played a pivotal role in PSG’s win, opening the scoring with a dazzling dribble after excellent teamwork from teenager Warren Zaire-Emery. Randal Kolo Muani extended PSG’s lead to 2-0 when he turned in a rebound from an Ousmane Dembélé effort. Mbappe struck the post, and substitute Kang-In Lee added a clinical third goal.
Meanwhile, AC Milan continues to search for their first goal in Group F, while PSG celebrated their historic victory.