Man City 5-0 FC Copenhagen LIVE! Alvarez goal - Champions League match stream, latest score and updates today

Man City 5-0 FC Copenhagen LIVE! Alvarez goal - Champions League match stream, latest score and updates today

Erling Haaland took his goal tally to an incredible 19 in all competitions this season with another double in Manchester City’s 5-0 demolition of FC Copenhagen in Champions League Group G on Wednesday.

Haaland wasted no time in getting City going with yet another strike in his remarkable campaign, sweeping home an early opener, before putting the game beyond the Danish side inside 32 minutes.

City kept coming and added a third six minutes before the break as David Khocholava put through his own net, with Haaland lurking just behind in the hunt for his second treble in four days.

There was to be no hat-trick for Haaland as he was withdrawn at halftime, but the goals kept coming as Riyad Mahrez slotted home a penalty before Julian Alvarez finished things off with a late fifth.

The most comfortable of victories ensured City have taken a maximum nine points in the group and need two more to be sure of a spot in knockout stages. Copenhagen are bottom on one point form three games

Man City vs FC Copenhagen highlights

  • Full match report

Manchester City FC 5 - 0 FC København

Haaland overtakes Champions League royalty in five-star Man City win

21:59 , Jonathan Gorrie

Erling Haaland overtook Rivaldo and Luis Suarez on 28 goals in just 22 Champions League games as Manchester City ran out comfortable winners over FC Copenhagen on Wednesday night.

The Norway international struck a first-half brace as the superlatives around him continue to run dry. While Haaland’s first, a powerful finish from inside the box to sweep Joao Cancelo’s driven cross home, came after only six minutes, even that would have felt like a lifetime for the away side.

Pep Guardiola deployed what was effectively a front five in possession as Julian Alvarez, Riyad Mahrez, Bernardo Silva and Jack Grealish swarming around Haaland, who missed two good chances as City threatened to run riot.

Read our full match report here!

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FT: Man City 5-0 FC Copenhagen

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It’s over! Five-star City run riot.

Could have been so much more

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85:00 - City could feasibly be approaching double figures tonight were it not for some very good goalkeeping...

GOAL! Man City 5-0 FC Copenhagen | Julian Alvarez | 76

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76:00 - Alvarez taps in after excellent from Mahrez.

CHANCE FOR CITY!

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71:00 - Grealish’s reverse pass finds Alvarez, though he strikes only the post!

Another City change

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A night for debuts at the Etihad!

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GOAL! Man City 4-0 FC Copenhagen | Riyad Mahrez ‘55

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55:00 - Mahrez smashes in a penalty!

Man City change

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PENATLY TO MAN CITY

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53:00 - Laporte brought down in the box!

Lots of nice touches in the box

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49:00 - Palmer getting on the ball early but City suddenly lack a focal point...

No hat-trick for Haaland!

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HT: Man City 3-0 FC Copenhagen

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HT: Funnily enough, the Copenhagen ‘keeper has been their best player tonight.

Haaland is going to want his hat-trick, isn’t he?

CHANCE FOR MAN CITY

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44:00 - Silva tries to chip the ‘keeper from close range but sees his effort float over the bar.

GOAL! Man City 3-0 Copenhagen | Own goal

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38:00 - Khocholava scores an own goal after deflecting Gomez’s shot into his own net.

GOAL! Man City 2-0 FC Copenhagen | Erling Haaland ‘32

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32:00 - Just ridiculous.

Granted, Haaland’s second was from a tap in following Grabara’s spilled save, yet he was the only one who reacted!

A masterclass from City tonight

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28:00 - The passing, the movement, the desire to win the ball back.

A joy to watch on night’s like tonight.

CHANCE FOR MAN CITY!

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23:00 - An absolute pile driver from Haaland on the swivel but Grabara is equal to it!

A busy night for the Copenhagen ‘keeper

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20:00 - Mahrez and Gundogan go close, with Grabara pulling off some good saves.

A busy night for him...

CHANCE FOR MAN CITY!

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16:00 - Haaland misses!

Weak header after a fantastic cross in from Mahrez.

Amazing how hard City work

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13:00 - It shouldn’t be a surprise now of course but it’s remarkable just how quickly City win the ball back.

Copenhagen just do not have a second in possession.

POST!

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11:00 - Silva hits the post after good work from the midfielder, Grealish and Haaland.

GOAL! Man City 1-0 Copenhagen | Erling Haaland ‘7

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07:00 - There we go!

Brilliant finish from Haaland after Cancelo’s driven cross.

Almost a sniff for Haaland

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05:00 - Cancelo’s cross-shot flies just across Haaland before he can react.

Looks like a 2-3-5 for City when they have the ball.

Attack vs defence for City

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02:00 - Just the FIVE players up front for City tonight...

KICK-OFF

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Here we go!

Five minutes to go!

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With all due respect to Cogenhagen, it’s hard not to ponder as to how many goals Erling Haaland might score tonight...

Cancelo the man in form

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Naturally, much of the attention goes to Erling Haaland but worth remembering Joao Cancelo as been directly involved in eight Champions League goals since the start of last season.

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(REUTERS)

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Pep Guardiola: No one can compare with Haaland

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“The numbers speak for themselves,” said Guardiola.

“In the locker room, and on the pitch we see things that are not in the stats that make us happy to have him here.”

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(Manchester City FC via Getty Ima)

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Haaland close to overtaking Champions League royalty

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A landmark night

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Ruben Dias will make his 100th appearance for City tonight, while Riyad Mahrez dons the Sky Blue kit for the 200th time.

Aymeric Laporte, meanwhile, gets his first start of the season.

Confirmed FC Copenhagen lineup

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Mahrez or Grealish in central midfield?

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As ever, an inventive lineup from Guardiola.

Will it be Grealish or Mahrez in midfield?

Confirmed Man City lineup

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Haaland is not rested!

Smart transfer business

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Akanji is already looking like a good signing for City!

A chilly night in Manchester

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Guardiola: Kalvin Phillips could still make the World Cup

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A boost for England perhaps?

“I hope so. I hope for him and the national team,” he said.

“But I am not a physio – the doctor told me he is doing good.”

When pressed whether that could mean a potential return in a fortnight or so, the boss quipped: “In the summer I will take a licence to become a doctor!”

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(Getty Images)

Latest odds

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Betfair - Manchester City v Copenhagen

Manchester City win - 1/20

Draw - 19/1

Copenhagen win - 60/1

Betfair - Champions League winner

Man City - 2/1

PSG - 11/2

Bayern Munich - 6/1

Liverpool - 7/1

Real Madrid - 9/1

Barcelona - 12/1

FC Copenhagen - 500/1

Guardiola: Man City will not take Copenhagen lightly

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“It is not easy to get the result against Sevilla. Sevilla struggled to break them,” the City boss said in his pre-match press conference.

“I know the quality they have. They don’t just play long balls up to the striker, they have the ability to play, and the courage to play. They have many things. I am surprised how many things they do so well.

“My expectations are more humble than the media who expect us to win. I am not this type of manager - never, ever. I have a lot of respect - they won the league last season.

“Sometimes the next season you can struggle a little but it happens in all leagues around the world. But in one game, anything can happen. I don’t watch the table, I watch the team.

“My backroom staff help me a lot. This is my job. And the players will know the team we will face. Champions League, I have too much respect.”

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Guardiola reveals ‘most important’ factor behind Haaland’s form

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Pep Guardiola has hailed the role of Manchester City’s medical staff in Erling Haaland’s flying start to life in England.

The striker already has 14 goals to his name after a £51million summer move from Borussia Dortmund, with Bournemouth the only side to prevent him from scoring in either the Premier League or Champions League so far this season.

Haaland has started every match too, despite his previous injury problems in Germany and Guardiola insisting earlier in the campaign that he would have to rest the 22-year-old at various points.

Read the full story here!

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Ten Hag says ‘thank you’ to Man City for thrashing Man United in derby

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Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag thanked Pep Guardiola and Manchester City for the reality check dished out in Sunday’s derby demolition.

The Old Trafford giants are in the midst of their latest post-Sir Alex Ferguson rebuild after a wretched campaign that saw Ole Gunnar Solskjaer sacked and interim replacement Ralf Rangnick flounder.

United’s poor season means they are currently preparing for Europa League action rather than Champions League football, with the side jetting off to Cyprus to face Omonia Nicosia reeling from a humiliating 6-3 derby defeat.

Read the full story here!

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(Action Images via Reuters)

Guardiola sends ominous message to title hopefuls after Man City win

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Pep Guardiola insisted his Manchester City side could still improve in an ominous message to the rest of the Premier League.

The champions humiliated rivals Manchester United inside the Etihad Stadium on Sunday, with the 6-3 scoreline flattering the visitors.

Erling Haaland and Phil Foden both scored hat-tricks in what proved to be a straightforward win for City, even despite a number of injury problems.

John Stones and Rodri missed out, while Kyle Walker was forced off and Ruben Dias stayed on the bench, depriving Guardiola of some of his most important players.

Read the full story here!

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Prediction: Man City to win 3-0

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Manchester City have more than enough quality to win in front of their own fans. Erling Haaland can seemingly beat any team on his own at the moment, so this should be very straightforward.

Man City to win 3-0.

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Man City team news: A number of injury worries

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Kyle Walker looks set to miss out tonight. The England right-back was forced off with a knock during Sunday’s derby thrashing of Manchester United and was not involved in a training session open to media on Tuesday.

Midfielder Rodri, who missed the weekend game with a calf problem, did participate but John Stones (hamstring) and Kalvin Phillips (shoulder) were again absent.

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Where to watch Man City vs FC Copenhagen

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TV channel: The match will be televised on BT Sport 3, with coverage starting at 7.15pm.

Live stream: BT Sport subscribers will be able to watch the match online via the BT Sport website or app.

Live blog: You can follow all the action via Standard Sport’s live blog.

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Welcome

15:00 , Jonathan Gorrie

Good afternoon and welcome to Standard Sport’s LIVE coverage of Manchester City’s Champions League group stage meeting with FC Copenhagen this evening.

Kick-off inside the Eithad Stadium is at 8pm BST.

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