In the last Champions League game, a 9 goal thriller was witnessed at Eithad as Manchester City defeated RB Leipzig with 6 goals over 3. Manager Pep Guardiola has urged more City fans to attend their football match in person following Manchester City’s 6-3 Champions League thrashing of RB Leipzig.
In football news reported by BT Sport, Guardiola said: “I would say the last three games we played here we scored 16 goals. So I would like to come more people next game on Saturday, we need the people next Saturday. Please.”
Man City followed up recent 5-0 wins over Norwich and Arsenal with another feast of goals against the Bundesliga’s rising stars on an entertaining night of football at the Etihad Stadium. However, with City failing to attract a sizable crowd for a Champions League match for the second time in a row, the efforts of Nathan Ake, Nordi Mukiele (own goal), Riyad Mahrez, Jack Grealish, Joao Cancelo, and Gabriel Jesus were seen by only 38,062 spectators.
“We will be tired. I know the team from Ralph [Hasenhuttl, Southampton manager] is quite similar to the way they play. They are so, so dangerous with good quality and it’s a really important game for us,” Man City coach stated.
Following the game, Guardiola humorously alluded to the empty seats around the stadium – which equate to roughly 25% of the stadium’s capacity. Beginning with this weekend’s game against Southampton Pep invited more fans to attend the match in person. “So I invite to all our people to come next Saturday, 3 pm, to watch the game,” he said.
City’s struggles to attract fans to the Etihad on European nights have long been mocked by rival fans, though there were a few empty seats dotted around Stamford Bridge during Chelsea’s narrow win over Zenit on Tuesday.
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