The UEFA Champions League is the most prestigious club football competition in the world. On 16th February 2022, RB Leipzig and Manchester City faced each other in the first leg of their round of 16 fixture. This match was played at the Red Bull Arena in Leipzig, Germany. The game was a closely contested affair, with both teams playing some brilliant football.
RB Leipzig Starting XI: Gulacsi; Mukiele, Konate, Orban, Angelino; Kampl, Sabitzer, Adams; Olmo, Forsberg; Sørloth.
Manchester City Starting XI: Ederson; Walker, Dias, Laporte, Cancelo; De Bruyne, Rodri, Gündoğan; Foden, Jesus, Sterling.
The first half of the game saw Manchester City take the lead with a goal from Kevin De Bruyne in the 19th minute. RB Leipzig tried to respond but were unable to find the back of the net. The second half saw both teams create several chances, but neither was able to score. The match ended 1-0 in favor of Manchester City.
Manchester City dominated the possession, having 57% of the ball. They had 11 shots, with 4 of them on target. RB Leipzig, on the other hand, had 10 shots, with only 1 on target. Manchester City played some brilliant football, with Kevin De Bruyne being the standout player for them. RB Leipzig tried to respond, but they were unable to create enough clear-cut chances.
The second leg of this fixture is set to take place on March 9th, 2022, at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, England. Manchester City goes into this game with a 1-0 lead and will be looking to secure their place in the quarter-finals of the Champions League. RB Leipzig, on the other hand, will be looking to cause an upset and turn the tie around.
RB Leipzig and Manchester City played out an exciting and closely contested match in the first leg of their round of 16 fixture in the UEFA Champions League. Manchester City came out on top with a 1-0 win, but RB Leipzig will be looking to turn the tie around in the second leg. Manchester City goes into the game as favorites but will need to be at their best to secure their place in the quarter-finals.