Round 3 of the 2021/22 UEFA Champions League season has produced some fantastic results so far with loads of goals to enjoy.
Manchester City 5-1 Club Brugge:
Pep Guardiola's side was dominant, and well on top, from start to finish, and those five goals put the polish on a victory that sends City to the top of Group A and ahead of the PSG side that beat them 2-0 in Paris.
Club Brugge fought well but was thoroughly second-best for the vast majority of that game, in a performance that shows that City is very much still one of the teams to beat in this year's Champions League.
Riyad Mahrez's two goals, from just five shots, were crucial to City's victory in this game, and for all his doubters, the Algerian winger makes it more and more difficult for Pep Guardiola to leave him out of this City XI.
Brugges, suffering their first home loss of the season, is far from out of the running in this group, however, it's quite clear that this match was all about a Manchester City team that may just go one better than their runners-up spot in 2021, and who's to say that anyone could stop them.
PSG 3-2 RB Leipzig:
PSG did very well to wrestle control of that game back in their favor, particularly given how crestfallen they looked after Mukiele put Leipzig into the lead ten minutes into the second stanza.
Leipzig was well worth their lead and didn't look like conceding again, until Lionel Messi, of all people, stepped up to fire home two goals in quick succession.
Despite the game seeming so evenly matched, PSG did have 64.4 percent possession over the 90 minutes. That, coupled with an 89 percent passing accuracy, meant that on balance, their dominance in the latter stages of the game was more than justified, and proved that this team has what it takes to go all the way in the Champions League.
Leipzig remains winless in the group, and it'll take a minor miracle in the next three games for them to advance to the knockout stages, but they showed how many characters and ability their team has from front to back, in their efforts in this match. For PSG, given that they have arguably the greatest footballer of all time in their ranks, it's a brave individual who writes this team off, as they continue their quest for a maiden Champions League title by returning to the top of Group A.
Here's how the UCL Group A table currently looks like:
PSG is on top of the table at the moment with Manchester City following closely behind in second place while Club Brugge is third on the log.
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