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The chaos kicked off in the final moments of a lengthy added time, when Argentina’s Cristian Medina headed home in the 106th minute to apparently tie the game at 2-2 - sending Argentina players and fans into raptures. Match broadcasts showed some celebrating Argentina players ducking to avoid objects being thrown by fans toward the pitch, while some Morocco supporters entered the field. “It’s the biggest circus I’ve ever seen in my life,” Argentina coach Javier Mascherano said after the game, according to Reuters. It’s not a neighborhood tournament, it’s the Olympics.”CNN has reached out to the IOC and soccer’s world governing body FIFA for comment. Men’s soccer at the Olympics is played by under-23 teams, with three overage players allowed in each squad.
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CNN —Lionel Messi helped guide Argentina to this year’s Copa América final after scoring in his nation’s 2-0 win against Canada in the semifinals on Tuesday. It means Argentina has now reached the Copa América final in six of the previous eight tournaments, with this being its second in row – the South American side won the 2021 title. It is not easy to be in a final again, to compete again to be champions,” Messi told TyC Sports after the match, per Reuters. Messi, possibly playing at his final Copa América for Argentina, then started finding his stride and went close twice before the end of the first half. Canada is now the 38th team that Lionel Messi has scored against while playing for his country, per Opta.
Persons: Lionel Messi, Julián Álvarez, , ” Messi, TyC, Jesse Marsch, Jacob Shaffelburg, Álvarez, Sarah Stier, Ballon d’Or, Enzo Fernández’s, Maxime Crépeau, it’s, ” Marsch, we’ve Organizations: CNN, Copa América, Canada, American, TyC Sports, Reuters, Messi, Inter Miami Locations: Argentina, Uruguay, Colombia, Sunday’s, Miami Gardens , Florida, Canada, Sunday's, Mexico
Headed into Tuesday’s semifinal against Canada, Messi had gone four games without finding the back of the net, including a failed Panenka in a penalty kick shootout against Ecuador in the quarterfinal. The Athletic was at the match to dissect the key plays…How did Messi score his first goal of Copa America 2024? Argentina’s second goal started with a Messi burst into the Canada penalty area. Messi is now onto 109 goals by scoring his first goal of this summer’s Copa America to double the Argentine lead against Canada. Messi, 37, is 21 goals behind the record holder, his great rival, the Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo who has 130 goals.
Persons: Paul Tenorio, Felipe Cardenas, Joshua Kloke, Adam Crafton Lionel Messi, Messi, Enzo Fernandez, Maxime Crépeau, Julian Alvarez, Lautaro Martinez, Canada’s Stephen Eustáquio, Rodrigo De Paul, Koné, Messi opportunistically, Li, sy, c. J, Jo Organizations: Canada, Ecuador, Copa America, MetLife, Canadian, Copa, Australia, Qatar, MESSI, AMERICA, eads Locations: Argentina, New Jersey, Canada
Messi missed Argentina’s opener but penalty king Emiliano Martinez saved Argentina’s blushes, stopping Ecuador twice to see his side progress to the last four. Every time Messi floated wide to try to get on the ball in space, Ecuador closed down with multiple defenders. Lisando Martinez, unmarked at the far post, calmly headed the ball into the net to score his first goal for Argentina. Through the first 30 minutes, Ecuador had fairly good control of the game. On the ball, Ecuador was pushing quickly up the field, especially through the left side and Jeremy Sarmiento.
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CNN —Argentina began its defense of the Copa América title with a 2-0 victory against Canada at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta on Thursday. Lionel Messi broke an appearance record which had stood for over 70 years by playing in his 35th Copa América match, and was at the heart of Argentina’s goals from Julián Álvarez and Lautaro Martínez. Canada, appearing in this expanded edition of the Copa América for the first time, was a heavy underdog against the 15-time champion but did squander several promising opportunities to get on the scoresheet. Charly Triballeau/AFP/Getty ImagesArgentina is now on a nine-match unbeaten run in the Copa América, having won the 2021 tournament as well as its third-place playoff against Chile in 2019. Victory in this year’s competition would be Argentina’s third-straight trophy in major tournaments having won the World Cup in 2022.
Persons: Lionel Messi, Julián, Ángel Di María, Alexis Mac Allister, Maxime Crépeau, Canada’s, Stephen Eustáquio, Emi Martínez, Alphonso Davies, Messi, Mac, couldn’t, Crépeau, Derek Cornelius ’, Jonathan David, Charly Triballeau Organizations: CNN — Argentina, Copa, Canada, Mercedes, Benz, Liverpool, Crépeau, Argentina, Getty, Copa América, Chile Locations: Atlanta, Canada, Argentina, AFP, Peru
Spaces opened up, but when they switched to Di Maria on the right, or to Marcos Acuña on the left, Argentina rarely took that chance. It appeared as if midfielder Leandro Paredes and defender Cristian Romero knew that Di Maria wouldn’t outrun Alphonso Davies. Missed chances from Messi, Di Maria and Mac Allister kept the first 45 minutes even in Atlanta. Three minutes into the second half, Paredes sent a long diagonal ball to Di Maria, forcing Davies to backpedal. Yet with highlight-reel saves against Argentina, Crepeau stepped into the limelight and showed why Canada’s goal is now his and his alone.
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Click here to follow Copa America on The Athletic and get relevant stories in your personalized feed. AdvertisementMelanie Anzidei: Winning a second Copa America in a row would solidify Argentina’s place as one of football’s greatest teams. With both nations tied on a record 15 Copa America titles each, I’ve got my fingers crossed for a meeting in the final. Cardenas: Luis Diaz scored four goals at the 2021 Copa America, leading Colombia to the semifinals. GO DEEPER The Radar – The Athletic’s Copa America 2024 scouting guideTell us one thing you really want to see happen…Cardenas: The Copa America is such an important tournament for South American countries.
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CNN —Manchester City came from behind to defeat Manchester United 3-1 and keep the pace on Liverpool in the English Premier League title race. By now, the home side was in control of the match, and when Sofyan Amrabat was dispossessed by Rodri close to the United goal, Erling Haaland was able to complete the victory. Incredible.”However, the 23-year-old made amends with a composed finish in added time, his 18th Premier League goal of the season. Carl Recine/ReutersAfter a dominant second-half display, City ended the game with 74.3% of possession and 27 shots to United’s two. The Premier League champion next plays Copenhagen in the Champions League on Wednesday, while United is back in action in the Premier League at home against Everton on Saturday.
Persons: Phil Foden, Rashford, Foden, Julián Álvarez, Sofyan Amrabat, Rodri, Erling Haaland, , ” Foden, , Carl Recine, Pep, Gary Lineker, “ @ErlingHaaland Organizations: CNN, Manchester City, Manchester United, Liverpool, English Premier League, Manchester Derby, Sky Sports, United, Reuters, Etihad, Premier League, Reds, Nottingham Forest, Luton, England, Champions League, Everton, Saturday, Anfield Locations: Reuters City, Norwegian, Copenhagen, United
CNN —Powered by a brace from Erling Haaland, Manchester City made it three UEFA Champions League wins out of three as they defeated Swiss side BSC Young Boys 3-1 on Wednesday in Bern. Despite facing mounting pressure, Young Boys managed to frustrate City throughout the first half and the two sides headed into the break goalless. City did extend its lead later when its talisman sealed the game with just five minutes left in regulation time. Haaland curled a right-footed strike past Racioppi to score his 33rd Champions League goal in 37 appearances. “The environment we are in Young Boys are used to.
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Haaland brace lifts Man City to 3-1 win over Young Boys
  + stars: | 2023-10-25 | by ( Lori Ewing | )   time to read: +3 min
City can clinch their spot in the knockout stage when they play Young Boys again, this time at home, on Nov. 7. Haaland scored for the first time in six Champions League games with a penalty in the 67th minute after Mohamed Camara's tackle on Rodri in the box. Haaland, who rewrote several scoring records last season, added another one on Wednesday, breaking Kylian Mbappe's mark as the youngest player to score 37 Champions League goals. But Young Boys caught City keeper Ederson in no man's land to level four minutes later, sending in Meschack Elia with a superb pass which he scooped high over Ederson into the net. Young Boys are third in the group on one point after three matches.
Persons: Erling Haaland, Manuel Akanji, Pep, Guardiola, I'm, Haaland, Mohamed Camara's, Akanji, Ruben Dias's, Anthony Racioppi, Meschack Elia, Jack Grealish's, Racioppi, Matheus Nunes, Loris Benito, Rico Lewis, City's Julian Alvarez, Grealish, Lori Ewing, Clare Fallon Organizations: Manchester City, Champions League, Swiss, Young Boys, Wednesday, TNT Sports, League, Boys, Ederson, Thomson Locations: Norwegian, Swiss
LONDON (AP) — On a day when English soccer mourned the passing of Bobby Charlton, Manchester City and Liverpool got back on track with wins in the Premier League. City and Liverpool bounced back from two straight disappointing results with comfortable wins to reignite a title rivalry that is showing signs of once again going deep into the season. Julian Alvarez and Erling Haaland netted for City in the opening 20 minutes, with the Norway striker ending a mini-drought after going two league games without scoring. He has never gone three Premier League games without a goal since joining City last season. City has 21 points from nine games, one more point than Liverpool.
Persons: Bobby Charlton, Charlton, United’s, reignite, Julian Alvarez, Erling Haaland, Ansu Fati, City's Manuel Akanji, Mohamed Salah, Everton, Ashley Young, Luis Diaz, Liverpool's Ibrahima Konate, Beto, Jurgen Klopp, Michael Keane, Bournemouth's Lewis Cook, Chris Wood, ___ Organizations: Manchester City, Liverpool, Premier League, Arsenal, Sheffield United, City, Everton, Merseyside Derby, Brighton, Wolverhampton, Tottenham, Newcastle, Crystal, Wolves, Brentford, Burnley, Bournemouth, Luton, Nottingham Forest, Fulham Locations: Merseyside, Norway, Liverpool, Brighton
MANCHESTER, England, Sept 30 (Reuters) - Champions Manchester City slipped to a shock first Premier League defeat of the season at Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday, while Manchester United's campaign of woe continued with a loss to Crystal Palace. United slumped to their fourth loss of the Premier League season as an early Joachim Andersen strike gave Palace a 1-0 win at Old Trafford. With nine points and a minus four goal difference, this is 10th-placed Manchester United's worst-ever start to a Premier League season after seven games. CITY COME UNSTUCKUnited's rivals City had been having no such bad luck this term and made the trip to Wolverhampton having won all six of their opening league games. Newcastle United also continued their winning streak with a 2-0 victory over Burnley, while West Ham United beat Sheffield United 2-0 at London Stadium.
Persons: Joachim Andersen, Andersen, Sam Johnstone, Erik ten Hag, Ruben Dias, Pedro Neto's, Julian Alvarez, Jose Sa, Hwang Hee, Cunha, Pep Guardiola, Kai Havertz, Martin Odegaard, Ben White, Mikel Arteta's Arsenal, Andoni Iraola's, Thomas Kaminski, Luton's, Villa, Ollie Watkins, Peter Hall, Clare Fallon Organizations: Manchester City, Premier League, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Crystal, Arsenal, Bournemouth, Luton Town, Everton, Old, Brighton & Hove Albion, Manchester, CITY, City, Wolverhampton, Wolves, Newcastle United, League, London, Luton, Aston Villa, City . Newcastle United, Burnley, West Ham United, Sheffield United, Tottenham, Liverpool, Thomson Locations: MANCHESTER, England, Manchester, Old Trafford, Saturday's
CNN —Manchester United’s terrible start to the season continued Saturday as Erik ten Hag’s team fell to a 1-0 home defeat to Crystal Palace in the English Premier League. The defeat to London-based Palace was United’s second successive home defeat and fourth in seven league games, leaving Ten Hag’s team 10th in the league on nine points. It is United’s worst start to a Premier League season after seven games – and the club’s worst in the top-flight since the 1989-90 season, according to Reuters. City had won every league game this season and was expected to beat a Wolves team which had won just once in the league. But Pep Guardiola not only suffered a first league loss of the campaign but the second of the week, following the League Cup defeat to Newcastle on Wednesday.
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CNN —Manchester City suffered a first defeat of the season against Newcastle United in the Carabao Cup as star striker Erling Haaland was left on the bench. It remained 1-0, however, condemning Guardiola to a third consecutive early exit in the Carabao Cup after defeats against Southampton last year and West Ham the year before. Oli Scarff/AFP/Getty ImagesAfter winning the Premier League, Champions League, and FA Cup last year, Wednesday’s loss means that Man City will be unable to go one better and win an unprecedented quadruple this season. “There are guys who have played a lot of minutes … I decided with this lineup, I always have done that in the Carabao Cup since day one when I arrived. In the Carabao Cup I always play the players who never regularly play.”Prior to the game, Guardiola had lamented not being able to travel by plane between Manchester and Newcastle.
Persons: Erling Haaland, Alexander Isak’s, St James ’, Julián Álvarez, Anthony Gordon, Bruno Guimarães, Isak, Pep Guardiola, Rico Lewis, Oscar Bobb, Haaland, Jeremy Doku, Matheus Nunes, Phil Foden, Guardiola, Oli Scarff, ” Guardiola, , , Alexander Isak, Serena Taylor, “ I’m, Eddie Howe Organizations: CNN, Manchester City, Newcastle United, Newcastle, St James, Premier League, Southampton, Getty, Champions League, Wolves, Saturday, RB Leipzig, Arsenal, , Manchester United, ” Newcastle, Burnley Locations: City, Norwegian, West Ham, AFP, Manchester, Newcastle
Newcastle dump Man City out of EFL Cup and draw Man Utd
  + stars: | 2023-09-27 | by ( Alan Baldwin | )   time to read: +4 min
"It was a game of two halves for us," said Newcastle manager Eddie Howe, who brought on Bruno Guimaraes and Anthony Gordon after the interval. It was the third year in a row that City, winners four times in a row from 2018 to 2021, had gone out of the competition early. "We played an incredible game," City manager Pep Guardiola told Sky Sports television. LIVERPOOL THROUGHManchester United beat Crystal Palace , also their league opponents next weekend, 3-0 at Old Trafford on Tuesday. Blackburn Rovers thrashed Championship rivals Cardiff City 5-2 in the highest scoring match of the night and are at Chelsea next.
Persons: Alexander Isak, Isak slotting, Phil Foden, Erling Haaland, Nick Pope, Julian Alvarez, Eddie Howe, Bruno Guimaraes, Anthony Gordon, Pep Guardiola, Sean Dyche's, Cody Gakpo, Kasey McAteer's, Dominik Szoboszlai, Diogo Jota, Juergen Klopp, Alex Iwobi, Aaron Ramsdale, David Raya, Reiss Nelson, Alan Baldwin, Toby Davis Organizations: Newcastle, Man, St James, Park Magpies, Manchester United, Liverpool, Leicester, Brentford Chelsea, Everton, Fulham, Newcastle United, Manchester, League, City, Sheffield United, Sky Sports, Southampton, LIVERPOOL, Crystal, Old, ., Brighton & Hove Albion, Chelsea, Aston Villa, Brentford, Arsenal, Burnley, Leicester City, Anfield, Premier League rivals Bournemouth, Stoke City, Norwich City, Ipswich Town, Ipswich Town . West Ham United, Lincoln City, Gunners, Community, Blackburn Rovers, Cardiff City, Thomson Locations: West Ham, LONDON, Manchester City, Swedish, Joelinton, Newcastle, Old Trafford, Nigeria, Ipswich Town ., Lincoln, London
Man City beat Nottingham Forest 2-0 despite Rodri red card
  + stars: | 2023-09-23 | by ( )   time to read: +2 min
MANCHESTER, England, Sept 23 (Reuters) - Manchester City maintained their perfect start to the Premier League season with a 2-0 home win over Nottingham Forest on Saturday, making it six wins out of six despite losing midfielder Rodri to a red card early in the second half. In all, referee Anthony Taylor doled out 11 yellow cards along with Rodri's red, with seven of the yellows coming in a bad-tempered second half as Forest tried to leverage their extra man, but to no avail. I think the first half was brilliant apart from the last 10 (minutes), I think they found us out a little," Foden said. "The second half was not what we expected because Rodri got a red card quite early... it wasn't ideal, but we showed a different side to us today to dig in, and I'm proud of the team." Reporting by Philip O'Connor; Editing by Andrew Cawthorne and Christian RadnedgeOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Rodri, Anthony Taylor doled, Phil Foden, Erling Haaland, Matheus Nunes, Morgan Gibbs, Jeremy Doku, Kalvin Phillips, Anthony Elanga, Callum Hudson, Pep Guardiola, Nathan Ake, Julian Alvarez, Nicolas Dominguez, Elanga, Ederson, Haaland, Foden, Philip O'Connor, Andrew Cawthorne Organizations: Manchester City, Premier League, Nottingham Forest, City, Forest, Thomson Locations: MANCHESTER, England, Manchester, Spanish
Silva latest to join Man City's growing injury list
  + stars: | 2023-09-22 | by ( )   time to read: +2 min
Silva was forced off before halftime of City's 3-1 home win over the Serbian side in their Champions League group opener on Tuesday. Guardiola said Grealish (thigh injury) has trained and could play a few minutes while Kovacic (back) is still on the mend. "He always has good behaviour, when he's playing or not playing, being a world champion or not. Right now with the injuries, he's had minutes and he gives us a lot of good things. That's why he's playing, but he has to continue."
Persons: Bernardo Silva, Manchester City's, Pep Guardiola, Silva, Kevin De Bruyne, Mateo Kovacic, John Stones, Jack Grealish, Guardiola, We've, it's, Jack, Julian Alvarez, It's, he's, Rohith Nair, Toby Davis Organizations: Manchester, Champions League, Red Star Belgrade, Serbian, Nottingham Forest, Sheffield United, Thomson Locations: Spanish, Bengaluru
CNN —Lazio goalkeeper Ivan Provedel produced the unthinkable on Tuesday after scoring his team’s 95th-minute equalizer against Atlético Madrid in the Champions League. The 29-year-old is the fourth goalkeeper to score in the Champions League and the first since Vincent Enyeama netted for Hapoel Tel Aviv in the 2010 qualifying rounds. “It’s a night I’ll remember all my life,” Provedel told UEFA after the game finished 1-1. It hasn’t sunk in; later, I will realize that I scored in the Champions League. I hope the point gives us momentum as motivation and enthusiasm.”Provedel became just the fourth goalkeeper to score in the Champions League.
Persons: Ivan Provedel, Pablo Barrios ’, Provedel, Luis Alberto, Vincent Enyeama, , ” Provedel, Maurizio Sarri, ” Sarri, Sari, Osman Bukari, Julián Álvarez, Rodri Organizations: CNN — Lazio, Atlético Madrid, Champions League, Stadio Olimpico, Lazio, Hapoel Tel, UEFA, , Getty, Sky Sport Italia, E, Feyenoord, Celtic, Atlético, Manchester City, Red Star Belgrade, English Premier League Locations: Hapoel Tel Aviv, Atlético Madrid
Haaland, who scored four league hat-tricks in a record-shattering first season with City, is already in the groove and his triple against Fulham took his season's goal tally to six. Good start to the season," Haaland said. With manager Pep Guardiola absent following back surgery City took a while to get going against Fulham. Haaland set up the opener for Alvarez but Fulham levelled soon after through Ream who was left unmarked. SON HAT-TRICKTottenham's strong start to the league campaign continued at Burnley with Son scoring his fourth Premier League hat-trick although they had to come from behind.
Persons: Manchester City's Erling Braut Haaland, Molly Darlington, Burnley Brighton's Ferguson, Erling Haaland, Son Heung, Evan Ferguson, Julian Alvarez, Nathan Ake, Tim Ream, Haaland, Mauricio Pochettino, Anthony Elanga, Ferguson, Andy Cole, Pep Guardiola, City, Alvarez, Manuel Akanji, Marco Silva, Issa Diop, Sergio Gomez, Son, Lyle Foster, Cristian Romero, James Maddison, Ange Postecoglou's, Postecoglou, Todd Boehly, Forest's Elanga, Chelsea, We're, Pochettino, Abdoulaye Doucoure, Cameron Archer, Jordan Pickford's, Arnaut Danjuma, Martyn Herman, Ken Ferris Organizations: Soccer Football, Premier League, Manchester City, Fulham, Etihad, Fulham Son, Tottenham, Burnley, Newcastle Chelsea, Forest, Premier, Tottenham Hotspur, Brighton & Hove Albion, Newcastle United, City, Spurs, Turf Moor, West Ham United, Luton Town, Nottingham Forest, Everton, Sheffield United, Brentford, Bournemouth, Brighton's, Newcastle, Seagulls, Chelsea, Clearlake Capital, Thomson Locations: Manchester, Britain, City, Ream, Norwegian
Messi to lead Argentina in opening World Cup qualifiers
  + stars: | 2023-08-31 | by ( )   time to read: +2 min
Soccer Football - International Friendly - Argentina v Panama - Estadio Monumental, Buenos Aires, Argentina - March 23, 2023 Argentina's Lionel Messi during the match REUTERS/Agustin Marcarian/File photo Acquire Licensing RightsBUENOS AIRES, Aug 31 (Reuters) - Lionel Messi will lead world champions Argentina in their opening World Cup qualifiers against Ecuador and Bolivia, the captain's first internationals since joining Major League Soccer's Inter Miami. Coach Lionel Scaloni's 32-man squad also features stalwarts including Angel Di Maria, who returned to Benfica this year, and defender Nicolas Otamendi. Argentina host Ecuador in Buenos Aires on Sept. 7 and travel to play Bolivia five days later. SquadGoalkeepers: Juan Musso (Atalanta), Emiliano Martinez (Aston Villa), Walter Benitez (PSV Eindhoven), Franco Armani (River Plate). Midfielders: Leandro Paredes (AS Roma), Rodrigo De Paul (Atletico Madrid), Guido Rodriguez (Real Betis), Facundo Buonanotte (Brighton & Hove Albion), Enzo Fernandez (Chelsea), Alexis Mac Allister (Liverpool), Exequiel Palacios (Bayern Leverkusen) and Bruno Zapelli (Athletico Paranaense).
Persons: Lionel Messi, Agustin Marcarian, Lionel Scaloni's, Angel Di Maria, Nicolas Otamendi, Alan Velasco, Bruno Zapelli, Lucas Esquivel, Lucas Beltran, Paulo Dybala, Geronimo Rulli, Juan Musso, Atalanta, Emiliano Martinez, Aston, Walter Benitez, Franco Armani, Nahuel Molina, Gonzalo Montiel, Juan Foyth, Marcos Senesi, Lisandro Martinez, Cristian Romero, Nicolas Tagliafico, Athletico, Leandro Paredes, Rodrigo De Paul, Guido Rodriguez, Facundo Buonanotte, Enzo Fernandez, Alexis Mac Allister, Exequiel Palacios, Nicolas Gonzalez, Lautaro Martinez, Angel Correa, Julian Alvarez, Alejandro Garnacho, Thiago Almada, Ramiro Sandolo, Janina Nuno Rios, Ed Omsond Organizations: Soccer Football, Estadio Monumental, REUTERS, Argentina, Ecuador, Major League Soccer's Inter Miami, Benfica, FC Dallas, Athletico Paranaense, Italy's Fiorentina, AS Roma, Ajax Amsterdam, Aston Villa, PSV Eindhoven, Atletico Madrid, Real Betis, Nottingham Forest, Villarreal, Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur, Olympique Lyonnais, Brighton & Hove Albion, Chelsea, Bayern Leverkusen, Fiorentina, Inter, Manchester City, Inter Miami, Atlanta United, Thomson Locations: Argentina, Panama, Buenos Aires, BUENOS AIRES, Bolivia, Ecuador, Real, Nottingham, Bournemouth, Olympique, Benfica, Brighton, Liverpool, Athletico, Inter Milan, Manchester
CNN —Manchester City struggled but ultimately won the UEFA Super Cup for first time in its history on Wednesday night after a penalty shootout victory over Spanish club Sevilla. The win continues the club’s remarkable success over the past 18 months, having won the Premier League, FA Cup and Champions League last season. Manchester City players celebrate on the podium after winning the UEFA Super League. However, City was made to work for the Super Cup victory, struggling to break down a stout Sevilla defense. The manager made it so clear to us before the game how much he wants this trophy,” City midfielder Grealish said.
Persons: , Youssef En, Nesyri, Cole Palmer, Sevilla’s Nemanja Gudelj, I’ve, Pep Guardiola, Palmer, Claudio Villa, Erling Haaland, Julian Álvarez, Mateo Kovačić, Jack Grealish, Kyle Walker, Grealish, , They’ve, We’ve, ” City’s Organizations: CNN, Manchester City, UEFA, Spanish, Sevilla, The Premier League, League, Europa League, City, Premier League, FA, Arsenal, FIFA Club, UEFA Super League, Aris Messinis, Getty, Croatia, , Premier Leagues, Newcastle United, La Liga, Alavés Locations: Athens, Greece, Saudi Arabia, AFP, City, Sevilla, Rodri, ” City
Haaland, who bagged a Premier League season-record 36 goals and a total of 52 in all competitions for treble winners City last season, slotted his side in front after four minutes. POACHER'S GOALHaaland's opening goal was a typical poacher's effort, pouncing to jab a shot past goalkeeper James Trafford after Rodri headed a De Bruyne cross back into the area. Burnley recovered from that early setback quite well and almost punished City for some sloppiness when Lyle Foster curled a shot past the far post. The second half was a lessen in game management by City who were content to run the legs out of Burnley. Haaland was substituted late on while City also offered a late cameo to new defensive signing Josko Gvardiol.
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[1/8] Soccer Football - Premier League - Manchester City v Chelsea - Etihad Stadium, Manchester, Britain - May 21, 2023 Manchester City's Ilkay Gundogan lifts the trophy as he celebrates with teammates... Read moreMANCHESTER, England, May 21 (Reuters) - Manchester City celebrated their Premier League title success on Sunday, beating Chelsea 1-0 with an early goal by Julian Alvarez in the team's home finale at a sun-drenched Etihad Stadium. Treble-chasing City, who wrapped up the title when second-placed Arsenal were beaten at Nottingham Forest on Saturday, have won 12 successive games in the top flight. City have 88 points from 36 matches, seven more than Arsenal who have just one match remaining. Haaland had been a late substitute and did not extend his record of 36 goals in a single Premier League season. "I feel a special connection with the fans... 36 goals, Premier League trophy, debut season, two finals left, not a bad start."
For years, this City team has dominated English football – winning four Premier League titles in the last five seasons – but it has failed to really stamp its authority in Europe. “I think that first half performance is one of the best I’ve ever seen,” former Manchester City defender Nedum Onuoha told Sky Sports. The timing of it, in the Champions League semifinal, that felt like one of the biggest games ever at that stadium. Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola hailed a special night. Only one English team, Manchester United, has ever achieved the historic feat, but you’d be brave to bet against Manchester City in its current form.
MANCHESTER, England, May 17 (Reuters) - Manchester City were perfectly prepared with the right mix of calmness and tension for their Champions League semi-final against Real Madrid, manager Pep Guardiola said on Wednesday. "I had the feeling these last days that we had a mix of calm and tension to play these type of games," Guardiola told reporters. "And after 10 or 15 minutes, I had the feeling that all the pain that we had, what happened last season . "In sport, obviously you have another chance and when the draw was Madrid, I said, 'Yeah, I want it'," Guardiola said. "This season is really really good, what we've really done already.
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