Young Boys vs Manchester City

Highlights and Full Match | Video

View the full match replay and highlights of the riveting clash between Young Boys and Manchester City. This enthralling encounter, part of the UEFA Champions League 2023/2024 in Group G, took place on the electrifying Matchday 3.

The action commenced at 19:00 GMT on Wednesday, October 25, 2023, with the seasoned referee Morten Krogh from Denmark officiating. The breathtaking Stadion Wankdorf in Bern served as the backdrop for this exhilarating contest. Don’t miss this opportunity to relive the excitement of the game that unfolded on this memorable night.

Young Boys vs Manchester City Full Match Reports

Manchester City continued their impressive record in UEFA Champions League (UCL) group stage matches, securing their 24th win in 32 games with a hard-fought 3-1 victory against a determined Young Boys side.

Although a trip to Bern to face Young Boys appeared favorable for Manchester City on paper, the artificial surface at Wankdorf Stadium posed a potential challenge. The City team, having trained at the ground the night before, seemed well-prepared and adapted smoothly in the early stages, taking the initiative. However, creating goal-scoring opportunities proved challenging, and when they did, they were met by an exceptional performance from Anthony Racioppi, who made impressive saves to deny Erling Haaland and Jérémy Doku in quick succession.

Young Boys’ offensive contributions were minimal, but they did manage to unsettle City just before half-time. Still on level terms, the hosts worked a chance, with Cedric Itten heading the ball harmlessly over the bar. This spurred Manchester City to make a final push for an opener before the half-time whistle, but Racioppi once again proved heroic, making two outstanding stops to thwart Jérémy Doku and Rodri.

The pressure from Manchester City continued to mount, and it finally paid off just three minutes into the second half. Pep Guardiola’s team secured the lead through an unexpected source, with Manuel Akanji tapping the ball into an empty net after Rúben Dias’ initial header hit the crossbar. However, Young Boys quickly responded, with a precise pass from Cheikh Niasse setting up Meschak Elia, who executed a perfectly lofted lob over the advancing Ederson.

Keeping Manchester City at bay was always going to be a tough task, and the hosts inadvertently made it even more challenging when Mohamed Ali Camara fouled Rodri in the penalty area. This allowed Haaland to step up to the penalty spot and confidently score his second goal of the evening. The closing stages of the game were much more comfortable for Manchester City, and Guardiola was able to make some substitutions with the upcoming Manchester derby in mind, as their unbeaten run in European competition extended to 17 matches.

Man of the Match: Rodri (Manchester City).