Pep Guardiola’s message to Man Metropolis followers after ’empty seats’ in Champions League opener

Manchester Metropolis bought their Champions League marketing campaign off to the right begin, beating RB Leipzig 6-3 in an exciting encounter at The Etihad on Wednesday evening

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Man Metropolis 6-3 RB Leipzig: Participant scores

Pep Guardiola has urged extra Manchester Metropolis supporters to attend their recreation with Southampton this weekend, after one other thrilling efficiency on the Etihad.

Metropolis bought their Champions League marketing campaign off to the right begin on Wednesday evening, as they dispatched RB Leipzig 6-3.

The Bundesliga aspect gave the Premier League champions a fright, with Christopher Nkunku netting a hat-trick to maintain them in contact.

However objectives from Nathan Ake, a Nordi Mukiele personal objective, Riyad Mahrez, Jack Grealish, Joao Cancelo and at last Gabriel Jesus secured the three factors.

And after their Group A rivals Paris Saint-Germain may solely handle a draw in opposition to Membership Brugge, Metropolis loved a superb evening of their bid to achieve the knockout phases.

Jack Grealish netted his first Champions League objective as Man Metropolis overcame RB Leipzig


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It’s now 4 straight victories for Guardiola’s aspect in all competitions, who face Southampton on the weekend.

Regardless of their scintillating exhibiting in opposition to Leipzig, rival followers on social media have been fast to level out some empty seats inside the stadium, with Guardiola asking for an even bigger attendance on Saturday.

“I might say the final three video games we performed right here we scored 16 objectives,” Guardiola informed BT Sport. “So I would really like extra folks to come back to the subsequent recreation on Saturday, we’d like the folks subsequent Saturday. Please.

“We will probably be drained. I do know the workforce from Ralph [Hasenhuttl, Southampton manager] is kind of just like the best way they play.

“They’re so, so harmful with good high quality and it is a actually necessary recreation for us.

“So I invite to all our folks to come back subsequent Saturday, 3pm, to observe the sport.”

Guardiola was happy along with his aspect’s exhibiting in opposition to Leipzig, with their attacking prowess on show in opposition to a aspect able to going toe-to-toe with them.

“They by no means surrender. They’ve a particular approach to assault. They play all or nothing,” he added.

“In opposition to Leipzig, you by no means have the sensation that it is over. I might say it was an unbelievable praise for the workforce.

“We knew it and so they responded rather well however after 2-1 it instantly went 3-1, after they rating 3-2 we make it 4-2, we scored a couple of minutes after they scored and that helped us rather a lot.”

Grealish particularly, impressed for Metropolis, scoring his first Champions League objective, in addition to registering an help.

“Hopefully it may be the primary of many,” Guardiola stated of his £100million signing’s objective. “I had the sensation that day-after-day he’s enjoying higher in lots of issues. I am fairly positive that he will probably be higher sooner or later and his contribution was excessive, it was good and I am delighted for his recreation.”

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