City second English club after Liverpool to win all six CL group games

City second english club after liverpool to win all six cl group games0

Micah Hamilton scored on his senior debut as Manchester City extended their unbeaten record in Europe to 20 games with a 3-2 Champions League victory over Red Star Belgrade in their group-stage finale on Wednesday.

Oscar Bobb scored his first senior goal, and Kalvin Phillips converted a penalty for City, which ended with a perfect 18 points from six group games for the first time.

They are the only English club in history to have won all six Champions League group games, joining Liverpool.

Hwang In-beom and Aleksandar Katai scored late second-half goals for Belgrade, who ended bottom of Group G with one point.

Hamilton, who joined City at the age of nine, scored in the 19th minute after cutting around a Belgrade defender and firing from a tight angle into the far corner.

Bobb, also 20, extended the lead in the 62nd minute by dribbling at the Red Star defense and slotting a shot into the bottom corner.

In a game that mattered little to City and nothing to the Group G standings, manager Pep Guardiola made nine changes to the team that beat Luton Town 2-1 on Sunday.Erling Haaland, City’s league-leading scorer, did not play at Luton due to a foot ailment and did not travel to Belgrade.

Young strikers Hamilton and Bobb filled in excellently in Haaland’s absence on a fantastic night for City’s academy program.

Belgrade, outclassed in the first half, made things interesting in the second, much to the pleasure of the rowdy fans, which didn’t stop singing all night.

City goalkeeper Stefan Ortego had to make two spectacular saves just after the break before Hwang equalized in the 76th minute and Katai scored in injury time.

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