With a 4-0 victory over Sevilla at the Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan, Manchester City got their Champions League campaign started to the greatest possible start and moved into a tie for first place in Group G.
Erling Haaland scored twice, and Phil Foden and Ruben Dias also scored to help Pep Guardiola’s team win. As a result of Sevilla’s prolonged dismal start to the season, Julen Lopategui is under increasing pressure.
Erling Haaland added a second brace to bring his Champions League goal total to 25 as Manchester City defeated Sevilla 4-0 to secure first place in Group G.
With only 20 minutes remaining, the 22-year-old handed Pep Guardiola’s team the lead when he pounced on a Kevin De Bruyne cut-back and scored an easy tap-in goal over Yassine Bounou for his eighth goal from within the six-yard box this season.
18 minutes into the second half, the visitors extended their lead when Phil Foden displayed excellent skill in the box to outmuscle Sevilla defender Nemanja Gudelj and score into the bottom corner.
In the 67th minute, Haaland scored both of his goals after Bounou parried Foden’s original shot on goal into his path. This was only his 20th match in the Champions League, and it was his 25th goal overall.
The addition of a fourth goal by Ruben Dias in stoppage time allowed City to surpass Borussia Dortmund for the group lead and send Sevilla its fourth loss in five competitive matches, raising questions about Julen Lopategui’s managerial abilities.