Manchester City qualified after a clear victory in the quarter-finals of the Champions League

Manchester City, the holder of the trophy, qualified after a decisive victory in the quarter-finals of the Champions League in football, after passing FC Copenhagen with a score of 3-1, at home, in the second leg of the round of 16, writes Agerpres .

Manchester City – FC Copenhagen PHOTO: Facebook/mancity

The team coached by Pep Guardiola, who also won the first leg with the same score, settled the dispute in the first half.

Manchester City were 2-0 after the first ten minutes, thanks to the goals scored by Manuel Akanji and Julian Alvarez.

Akanji scored (5) with a volley from a corner, making it City's fastest Champions League goal (4 min 29 sec) since 26 April 2022, when Kevin De Bruyne scored after 93 seconds in the win with Real Madrid (4-3).

Rodri hit the crossbar (9), also after a corner, then Alvarez followed and sent into the net.

The Argentinian striker was close to achieving the double, but goalkeeper Grabara rejected the South American's shot directly from the corner (21).

FC Copenhagen scored in min. 29, through Elyounoussi, after a combination with Oskarsson. Mohamed Elyounoussi also scored against Manchester City in 2018 when he was playing for FC Basel. Curiously, also in the return of the eighth Champions League.

Alvarez missed another chance to score, his shot blocked by Vavro (40), but Manchester City led 3-1 at half-time after Haaland scored after a long ball (45+3). With this success, Haaland has reached 41 Champions League goals, more than any other player has managed since the Scandinavian's debut in September 2019. Haaland has 29 goals this season in all competitions.

In the second half, Manchester City made a game of preserving the result, so they didn't have many opportunities, Haaland missing the biggest one (50).

Froholdt came close to scoring for FC Copenhagen (46), as did Mattson (68).

Manchester City reached its tenth consecutive victory in the Champions League, although it managed key pieces such as Kevin De Bruyne, Bernardo Silva or Phil Foden. City reached the quarterfinals of the Champions League for the seventh consecutive season.