Man City hammer Young Boys 3-1 as Haaland scores brace




The sky was blue in Wednesday’s UEFA Champions League encounter between Manchester City and the Swiss side Young Boys.

Manchester City hammered Young Boys 3-1 to secure a perfect three-match victory in their 2023/2024 UCL campaign.

According to AFP, Erling Haaland ended his Champions League goal drought as Manchester City extended their perfect start to the tournament with a 3-1 win at Swiss side Young Boys on Wednesday.

Haaland arrived in rain-lashed Bern without a goal in his previous five Champions League matches.

The City striker scored 35 goals in his first 30 Champions League appearances and got back on track in the competition with a second-half double at the Wankdorf Stadium.

Haaland’s penalty restored City’s lead after Meschack Elia cancelled Manuel Akanji’s second-half opener for the holders.

Switzerland defender Akanji’s first goal for City this season came on his return to his homeland, just days after he was sent off in the treble winners’ victory over Brighton in the Premier League.

Haaland struck again in the closing stages to wrap up the points and take him to 11 goals in all competitions this term.

Pep Guardiola’s side sit top of Group G after a third successive victory following their wins against Red Star Belgrade and RB Leipzig.