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R. Mahrez
1 - 5
H. Vanaken
R. Vormer
1 - 4
C. Palmer
R. Sterling
0 - 4
K. Walker
K. De Bruyne
0 - 3
R. Mahrez
Penalty Goal
0 - 2

Match Stats

36% 63%
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 2 9
Total Passes 353 629
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Pos Team P W D L F A +/- PTS Form
1 Manchester City MCI Manchester City 5 4 0 1 17 8 +9 12 W W W L W
2 PSG PSG PSG 5 2 2 1 9 7 +2 8 L D W W D
3 RB Leipzig RBL RB Leipzig 5 1 1 3 13 13 0 4 W D L L L
4 Club Brugge CLU Club Brugge 5 1 1 3 5 16 -11 4 L L L W D


8th Finals
UEFA Europa League


That's all from us in this match. We'll see you next time, goodbye.
Brugges, suffering their first home loss of the season, are 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.
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.
Well, how's that for a statement victory for Pep Guardiola's City side? They were 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. Brugge fought well but were thoroughly second-best for the vast majority of that game, in a performance that shows that City are very much still one of the teams to beat in this year's Champions League.
90' + 4' Sterling shoots again, this time from distance, and the ball is deflected out for what surely must be the last corner of the match.
90' + 3' Ake and Dost collide in mid-air, and a free-kick is awarded the way of Brugge.
90' + 1' SAVED!!! It's Sterling again, looking to get on the scoresheet. He's through on goal, but his low shot is deflected, perhaps accidentally, off the boot of Mignolet and rolls agonisingly down the wrong side of the post.
90' There'll be an extra four minutes of stoppage time to play in this second half.
90' Before tonight, Brugge had only made a mere five substitutions in this year’s competition – the lowest of any team – and it can't be argued that the introduction of five new players in this match alone, has somewhat opened the game up for Philippe Clement's side.
89' Lang does well and dribbles to the byline. he feeds Vormer, who is clattered by Ederson, but the referee judges that the challenge was fair and play continues.
87' Sterling is once again in the hunt for a goal, and despite being one-on-one with Mignolet, takes too long to shoot and Sobol gets back to clear for Brugge.
86' CHANCE!!! Dost races into the box to latch onto a throughball, but Dias does very well to prevent him getting the shot on target!!!
84' A great ball from Fernandinho to set up Mahrez, who extends his Champions League tally to three!
R. Mahrez
84' GOOOOALLLL!!! If the home fans were happy with their goal, they're not smiling any more. Fernandinho sends MAhrez through one-on-one, and the Algerian makes no mistake to make it 5-1 to City!!!
82' Vanaken's goal is not only his third in three Champions League games this season, but also his fifth in his last five altogether. It's a shame for Brugges that their captain had been relatively anonymous until that well-timed finish got them their consolation goal.
H. Vanaken
81' GOOOALLLL!!!! Brugge have their goal at long last and it's Vanaken!!! He gets lucky as the ball deflects to him off several City defenders' legs, but the Brugge captain does very well to half-volley home a first time effort to make it 4-1!!!
R. Vormer
81' Vormer has been quite impressive since he came on, and although his captain got lucky with the bounce of the ball, the substitute won't be complaining about his own contribution.
B. Dost
C. De Ketelaere
79' Straight after his first real chance of the night, De Ketelaere is replaced by Bas Dost.
B. Mechele
S. N'Soki
79' It's not been a night to remember for N'Soki, and he's replaced by Brandon Mechele.
79' SAVEDD!!! Finally Brugge have a shot on target, as Vormer crosses for De Ketelaere. His diving header is a powerful one, and Ederson does well to tip it away from goal.
77' Sterling has two attempts to add his name to the scoresheet. The first is well saved by Mignolet, and the second strikes the side netting as City chase a fifth goal.
77' Almost a mix-up at the back for City, as Cancelo is almost caught out by De Ketelaere's run. Luckily for him though, Ederson is on the scene to avert any danger.
75' Palmer is doing so, so well since his introduction. This time it's a beautiful low cross across the face of goal, which is just too far ahead of Gundogan for the Germany midfielder to latch on to.
73' Grealish has, surprisingly, not registered a shot yet, however his three key passes have helped City maintain their dominance in this match.
71' Rodri is replaced for City, by club captain Fernandinho.
70' Palmer is through on goal once again, but sets up Sterling who half-volleys just wide of Mignolet's left-hand post.
N. Mbamba-Muanda
É. Balanta
68' Balanta, who has been run ragged in this match, and is repalced by 16-year-old Noah Mbamba-Muanda.
R. Sterling
67' The two subsitutes didn't take long to get in on the action, and that was a great ball from Sterling to set up the young man for their side's fourth.
C. Palmer
67' GOOOALLLLL!!!! What a moment for Cole Palmer!!!! Sterling sets the youngster up on the edge of the box, and the 19-year-old slots the ball past Mignolet effortlessly to make it 4-0 to City!!!
É. Balanta
Yellow Card
65' Balanta smashes into Grealish and is rightly booked - meaning he will miss the next match for Brugge.
C. Palmer
K. De Bruyne
64' Cole Palmer is also introduced by Pep Guardiola, in place of midfield talisman De Bruyne.
R. Sterling
P. Foden
64' Foden, who has been playing excellently tonight, is replaced by Raheem Sterling for City.  
64' Brugge have registered just the one shot, with none on target, so far in this match, and that Lang shot was immediately blocked. It's testament to how dominant City have been from front to back in this game.
62' Mahrez takes the free-kick and chooses to shoot, but his shot is wayward and flies high into the crowd. A De Bruyne cross would've been a far better option for City in that position.
61' Mahrez looks to dribble into the box, but is stopped in his tracks illegally by Sobol, gifting City a free-kick in a dangerous position.
59' Cancelo is once again charging forward and shooting low at Mignolet's near post. This time though, the Belgium keeper saves the shot, before Cancelo is, yet again, flagged for offside.
57' CHANCE!!! Foden is put through and is one-on-one with Mignolet, and the latter does well to stop the City midfielder's shot from close range and divert the ball away!!! 
İ. Gündoğan
Bernardo Silva
57' Ilkay Gundogan is also brought on, in place of the impressive Bernardo Silva.
N. Aké
Aymeric Laporte
57' The booked Laporte is replaced by Nathan Ake in City's first change of the match.
I. Van der Brempt
K. Sowah
56' Sowah has run his socks off to no avail in this match, and he's replaced by Ignace van der Brempt.
R. Vormer
M. Rits
56' Rits is withdrawn for Brugge's first change of the night, and Ruud Vormer replaces him.
K. De Bruyne
53' That one-two between Walker and De Bruyne was just beautiful, and it's great to see both full-backs on the scoresheet as a showcase of how influential both Walker and Cancelo have been when linking up with their attacking team-mates.
K. Walker
53' GOOOALLLL!!!! City have their third!!! It's Walker who rampages forward and plays a quick one-two with De Bruyne. The Belgian's pass back to him is perfectly weighted and Walker slides the ball underneath Mignolet, in very similar fashion to his opposite full-back's opener! 3-0 to City, and surely no way back for Brugge now.
53' Sowah is caught offside as Mata attempts to find him, in a rare venture forward for the Brugge right-wing-back.
51' Mahrez squanders a great chance to set up Silva, choosing to weakly backheel a one-two into the Portuguese's path which is easily cleared by Brugge.
50' A Grealish throughball for Cancelo is scrapily diverted behind for a corner by Mata, who, dealing with Grealish, saw more action than most in the first half.
49' A poor clearance from Mignolet is easily collected by Mahrez inside the Brugge half, and City fly forward in numbers yet again.
47' Mahrez is in acres of space down the right and crosses low into the box. Grealish just misses it, and Hendry clatters Foden as he looks to follow up on the cross. It looks like it's going to be a similar sort of match in the second half so far!
46' We're underway for the second half via the boot of De Ketelaeren!
1' GOOOALLLLL!!!! Brugge have a goal and it's Vanaken who scores!!! It's quite the lucky deflection, through several City players' legs, that sets him up, but the Belgium midfielder makes no mistake and half-volleys home a first time finish to make it 4-1!
Both sides are back on the pitch, and the second half will be underway in no time at all.
Grealish and Foden have both completed two key passes apeice in the first half, and the latter also has an assist for the first goal. Cancelo aside, the two England internationals have been the standout players so far in this game.
Brugge were resolute defensively throughout that first-half, and their efforts have prevented an absolute onslaught from City who have been well on top so far! It's been all City in the first period, and those two goals from Cancelo and Mahrez are testament to their dominance. Should the second half continue in the same fashion, and there's no signs that City will take their foot off the gas, Brugge will do very, very well to keep this scoreline down to a respectable number.
45' + 3' De Bruyne fires a specualtive effort well over the bar as the referee blows for half-time.
45' + 3' SAVED!!!! City nearly make it three as Foden sets up Mahrez. His shot is powerful and stings the fingertips of Mignolet, who pushes the ball away!!!
45' + 2' Vanaken does well to win the ball in City's half, but Sowah can't control his throughball and is dispossessed by Dias.
45' We'll play an extra three minutes of added time as we enter the end of the first half.
S. N'Soki
Yellow Card
45' N'Soki, who conceded the penalty, catches De Bruyne late and is booked. Not the best few minutes for the Brugge defender.
R. Mahrez
Penalty Goal
43' GOOOALLLL!!! City double their lead and it's 2-0!!!! Mahrez, who won the penalty, sends Mignolet the wrong way to dispatch the spot-kick and likely send City into half-time with a two-goal cushion!
42' PENALTY!!!! Dias, De Bruyne and Mahrez beautifully link-up on the edge of the box, and the latter is caught late by N'Soki!!! No complaints on that decision, and Mahrez will step up for City.
40' Grealish does well to dispossess Mata and send Silva on a run, but is adjudicated to have fouled the Angolan defender and play is brought back.
38' Phil Foden’s been directly involved in 11 goals since the start of last season’s Champions League, and, playing in a false nine role, has looked increasingly dangerous in the early stages of this match, culminating in that pass for the opening goal.
36' Sobol does well to win a corner for Brugge, but Lang's ball for De Ketelaere is eventually cleared by Walker and City counter-attack immediately.
34' City are camped in Brugge's half at the moment, and a passing move in and around the box leads to a Walker cut-back for Foden being intercepted and cleared!!! It's one-way traffic in every element of the game so far.
Aymeric Laporte
Yellow Card
32' Laporte is given City's first booking of ther match for a foul on Sowah.
P. Foden
30' That ball from Foden was absolutely mesmeric, a showcase of just how multi-faceted the gameplay of the young England midfielder is becoming.
João Cancelo
30' GOOOALLLL!!!! You can't say that this hasn't been coming!!! Cancelo latches onto a beautiful diagonal cross from Foden, chests the ball down, and slots it underneath Mignolet!!! It's no more than City deserve, and they lead 1-0!
29' Grealish flies forward again, but his cutback misses three incoming City players and Brugge survive once more.
28' De Bruyne catches N'Soki late, and eventually the ball is put out so that the Brugge defender can receive treatment.
27' SAVED!!! Foden is given far too much time to run and he feeds Silva. The Portugal midfielder cuts the ball back to De Bruyne, but the Belgian's shot is straight at Mignolet who saves it easily! Silva is flagged for offside regardless, but City will keep on turning the screw.
26' A great diagonal ball from Rodri finds the stampeding Walker, but his volleyed cross, looking for Grealish, is caught easily by Mignolet.
25' City have had 67.2 per cent possession thus far, but for all their effort to create chances they've not been able to muster a shot on target yet.
Clinton Mata
Yellow Card
24' Mata brings down Silva cynically and justifiably receives the game's first yellow card.
22' De Ketelaere looks to get around Dias, but is brought down in the process to gain his side a free-kick from a threatening-looking position.
20' Foden threads the ball through the eye of surely every needle in Bruges to find Cancelo, but the exquisite-looking pass is fruitless as the City full-back is flagged offside.
18' Despite their strong start in Group A, Brugge will be well aware that they haven’t beaten an English side in any European competition since 1995, when they dispatched a pre-monied Chelsea in the Cup Winners’ Cup.
16' De Ketelaere does well to set Lang away, and the forward has a chance to run into City's box, before Walker gets back and recovers the ball for the away side.
14' Grealish is let loose once again down the left, but this time pressure from Mata sees City's record signing smash the ball into the side netting.
13' BALL IN THE NET!!! A free-kick from a Hendry foul is met by Rodri, who diverts the ball to Cancelo. He taps into an open net, but is rightly judged to be offside! No goal, but City are inching closer to an opener here.
11' CLOSE!!! Grealish is running riot down the left, and feeds Silva. His cut-back is diverted behind by N'Soki for a corner, before the referee blows for offside against the City midfielder!
9' A speculative ball forward sees Grealish collide with Mata before chipping Mignolet, but his effort is in vain as a foul is given in Mata's favour.
7' Lang cuts inside and finds De Ketelaere, who is flagged for offside before he can open up to shoot.
7' Mata brings down Grealish on the edge of the box. The England winger appeals for a foul but once again, the referee is unconvinced.
6' City cut through Brugge with ease, and Grealish's ball from the byline is hoofed away by Hendry before Foden can latch onto it.
5' City move forward with pace, and Walker's inside ball for Mahrez is deflected behind for the game's first corner.
3' A neat ball towards the box from Cancelo finds Mahrez in space. Balanta knocks him over, but the referee waves away any protests from City's forwards.
2' Brugge have come out in a formation more resembling a 3-5-2, with Lang moving forward to join De Ketelaere up front.
1' It'll be Manchester City to get us underway, and Foden kicks off!
The teams are out of the tunnel at the Jan Breydel Stadium, and kick-off isn’t too far away now!
First-choice goalkeeper Ederson returns for Manchester City, having missed their last Premier League game against Burnley. Current top-scorer Riyad Mahrez, who has scored three goals against Brugge throughout his career, will start on the right flank for Pep Guardiola’s side.
Brugge captain Hans Vanaken, who has scored in each of his last four Champions League appearances, will play just behind centre-forward Charles de Ketelaere in this match. De Ketelaere scored his first international goal for Belgium in their recent loss to Italy during the recent international break.
MANCHESTER CITY SUBS: Zack Steffen, Scott Carson, Nathan Ake, Raheem Sterling Ilkay Gundogan, Gabriel Jesus, Oleksandr Zinchenko, Fernandinho, Cole Palmer.
MANCHESTER CITY (4-3-3): Ederson; Kyle Walker, Ruben Dias, Aymeric Laporte, Joao Cancelo; Kevin de Bruyne, Rodri, Bernardo Silva; Riyad Mahrez, Jack Grealish, Phil Foden.
CLUB BRUGGE SUBS: Brandon Mechele, Ignace van der Brempt, Federico Ricca, Bas Dost, Ruud Vormer, Senne Lammens, Jose Izquierdo, Faitout Maouassa, Noah Mbemba.
CLUB BRUGGE (4-4-1-1): Simon Mignolet; Eduard Sobol, Jack Hendry, Clinton Mata, Stanley N’Soki; Noa Lang, Mats Rits, Kamal Sowah, Eder Balanta; Hans Vanaken; Charles de Ketelaere.
Manchester City, however, have thus far had an inconsistent campaign, dispatching Leipzig 6-3 at home before suffering a 2-0 defeat to PSG in Paris.
Belgian champions Club Brugge have been the surprise package in Group A so far, they’re unbeaten having drawn with PSG and beaten RB Leipzig in their two matches.
Hello and welcome to live coverage of this UEFA Champions League Group A fixture between Club Brugge and Manchester City.