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Man City vs FC Copenhagen LIVE: Champions League result, final score & reaction as Haaland nets twice in rout

Guardiola on Haaland - 'No one can compete with him at his age'

Manchester City hope to continue their winning streak in the Champions League group stages as they come up against FC Copenhagen at the Etihad Stadium tonight. Pep Guardiola’s side have already recorded comfortable victories over Sevilla (4-0) and Borussia Dortmund (2-1) with the Danish side now in their sights. City sit top of Group G and should have no trouble from third placed Copenhagen.

Copenhagen’s only point of the campaign came in a goalless draw with Sevilla back in September and the Danish club are also struggling domestically with three defeats and two wins from their last five games leaving them sixth in the Danish Superliga.

Meanwhile, City come into the fixture in brilliant form following a 6-3 win over rivals Manchester United with Erling Haaland and Phil Foden both scoring hat-tricks. Haaland now has 17 goals in 11 matches since joining the Premier League champions and continues to be City’s biggest threat in front of goal. “At his age no-one can compete with him. The numbers speak for themselves. We see things not in the stats that make us feel happy to have him here," said Guardiola when asked about the impact Haaland has made on his team.

Follow the action from the Champions League group stages as Manchester City host FC Copenhagen:


Man City 5-0 Copenhagen

87 mins: The game is winding down now. Just a few minutes left to play with City complete control.


Man City 5-0 Copenhagen

82 mins: Jack Grealish meets a cross from Riyad Mahrez on the volley and side-foots his effort into the deck where the ball bounces up and flies just wide of the right-hand post.

He’s desperate for a goal and deserves one for this performance tonight.


Man City 5-0 Copenhagen

79 mins: How many more can City score? Cole Palmer lifts the ball over to the left side of the are from the opposite wing and finds Gundogan who lifts an effort over the crossbar!

Just over 10 minutes to play, the home side could easily get one or two more before the close.


GOAL! Man City 5-0 Copenhagen (Alvarez, 76’)⚽️

76 mins: Julian Alvarez is off the mark in the Champions League. They step up the tempo and send Riyad Mahrez bombing into the box down the right side. He squares the ball into the six-yard area where Alvarez is free to guide it home!


Man City 4-0 Copenhagen

73 mins: Chance! FC Copenhagen finally have an opportunity as substitute Paul Mukairu is played into the right side of the box in behind City’s high line.

Rico Lewis sprints back and gets ahead of the forward as he checks back onto his right side. He shoots but the teenager deflects the ball over the crossbar!


Man City 4-0 Copenhagen

70 mins: 20 minutes to play at the Etihad Stadium and it very much remains a one-sided affair. City’s dynamic has taken a hit with the introduction of the youngsters but not at the expense of their dominance. There just aren’t as many chances being created.


Man City 4-0 Copenhagen

67 mins: Gundogan takes it and whacks his effort straight into the wall. Kevin De Bruyne and Phil Foden have been sent out to warm-up. That’s not a sight you want to see if you’re a Copenhagen fan.

Bernardo Silva’s night is over and Pep Guardiola hands out another Champions League debut by bringing on Josh Wilson-Esbrand to replace him.


Man City 4-0 Copenhagen

64 mins: If Manchester City win this game - which they should - then beat FC Copenhagen in Denmark - which they should - then they will qualify for the knockout stages with two games in the group left to go.

Jack Grealish is taken out about six-yards from the penalty area and City win a free kick. Gundogan and Mahrez both fancy this.


Man City 4-0 Copenhagen

61 mins: Manchester City are dominating possession. Lewis loses it with an attempted run down the right but Gundogan is covering and wins it back immediately.

The tempo of the game has slackened, ever so slighty, but Copenhagen are still struggling to find a foothold.


Man City 4-0 Copenhagen

58 mins: Joao Cancelo is given a rest by Pep Guardiola who brings on 17-year-old Rico Lewis to finish this game. It’s a Champions League debut for the youngster.