Tune in to catch the intense showdown between Red Star Belgrade and Manchester City in the full match replay and highlight. This thrilling match is part of the 2023/2024 UEFA Champions League, Group G – Matchday 6. The action kicks off at 17:45 GMT on Wednesday, Dec 13, 2023. The referee for this epic battle is Aliyar Aghayev from Azerbaijan, and the venue is the Stadion Rajko Mitić in Beograd. Don’t miss out on this electrifying event!
Red Star Belgrade vs Manchester City Full Match Reports
Manchester City etched their name in UEFA Champions League (UCL) history, joining an elite group of English clubs by clinching victory in all six of their group stage matches in a single campaign. In a clash where every position in Group G was already determined, rendering it a dead rubber for both Manchester City and Red Star Belgrade, the pursuit of a record fueled City’s determination. Pep Guardiola opted for an experimental lineup, featuring the debutant 20-year-old Micah Hamilton. Unfazed by the occasion, the youngster, ingrained in the club since the age of nine, celebrated his landmark day with flair, maneuvering into the area before unleashing a powerful drive into Omri Glazer’s net.
Red Star showcased their own young talent in 17-year-old Kosta Nedeljković, aspiring to find the net, but he fell short where Hamilton excelled, curling an effort just wide of the post. While City held a precarious one-goal lead, Hamilton, determined to add to the tally, nearly doubled it shortly after the restart. Shifting to the left, he expertly crafted a teasing strike that narrowly missed the post.
The Cityzens didn’t have to wait long to extend their lead, with Oscar Bobb entering the area and slotting a precise effort into the bottom corner. Red Star, however, injected suspense into the match as Osman Bukari and Hwang In-beom orchestrated a neat exchange, culminating in Hwang’s first-ever UCL goal. The hosts’ hopes were short-lived, finding themselves two goals adrift once more. Nasser Djiga’s foul on Hamilton in the area presented Kalvin Phillips with an opportunity from the spot, and City’s overlooked talent capitalized, netting his inaugural goal for the club. Despite Aleksandar Katai halving the deficit for Red Star in stoppage time, the goal proved inconsequential as City secured a second consecutive win, concluding the group stage on a triumphant note.
Man of the Match: Micah Hamilton (Manchester City).