Erling Haaland shrugged off worries about his injury as he secured Manchester City’s spot in the Champions League last 16 with a brilliant performance, netting two goals in a 3-0 victory over Young Boys at the Etihad Stadium.
Haaland, who had twisted his ankle in a Premier League match against Bournemouth where City won 6-1, displayed his resilience and determination. He opened the scoring for the defending treble winners from the penalty spot in the 23rd minute.
Adding to the excitement, Phil Foden doubled City’s lead just before half-time with an elegant run. Haaland continued his impressive form, finding the net from 25 yards six minutes into the second half, sealing Manchester City’s fourth consecutive victory in Group G.
This remarkable performance by Haaland included his 39th goal in 34 Champions League appearances. The match also saw a turning point for Young Boys, with midfielder Sandro Lauper receiving a red card.
With this victory, Manchester City can secure the top spot in their group with a single point in their next match against RB Leipzig.