English Premier League and 2020 Champions League finalist, Manchester City beat German side, RB Leipzig in their first Champions League game of the season.
The Club’s record signing, Jack Grealish, marked his Champions League debut with a goal and an assist as his side won 6-3 in an entertaining encounter.
Pep Guardiola’s side made the perfect start to their Group A campaign as Grealish crossed for Nathan Ake to head home (16) before Nordi Mukiele scored an own goal (28) from a superb Kevin De Bruyne centre.
Christopher Nkunku, who netted a hat-trick on the night, scored the first of his three just before the break (42) but a Riyad Mahrez penalty (45+1) restored the two-goal cushion. Nkunku headed home (51) to make things interesting, but a spectacular Grealish finish five minutes later kept Leipzig at arm’s length.
There was no panic from City though as Joao Cancelo curled home a beautiful effort just 82 seconds later. Former City left-back Angelino was dismissed with 11 minutes left, and Gabriel Jesus put further gloss to the scoreline (85).
City sit top of Group A after the opening fixtures as PSG were surprisingly held 1-1 by Club Brugge.