AC Milan vs Liverpool LIVE Champions League result, final score and reaction tonight

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Liverpool came from behind to knock AC Milan out of Europe with a 2-1 victory at San Siro on Tuesday, as goals from Mohamed Salah and Divock Origi helped a second-string Reds side finish the Champions League group stage with a perfect record.

Milan needed to win to stand any chance of progressing to the last 16 and went in front through England defender Fikayo Tomori in the first half, to the delight of the home support.

But Salah soon equalised with his 20th goal of the season in all competitions and Origi, who came on to score a stoppage-time winner against Wolverhampton Wanderers in the Premier League on Saturday, headed home Liverpool’s second after the break.

Juergen Klopp’s side became the first English team to win every Champions League group game in a single campaign, finishing top of Group B with 18 points.

AC Milan vs Liverpool latest updates

  • Liverpool travelled to Milan in Champions League

  • Former Chelsea defender Fikayo Tomori gives hosts the lead

  • Mohamed Salah rifles home quickfire equaliser

  • Wolves match-winner Divock Origi puts Reds ahead

AC Milan 1 - 2 Liverpool FC

Liverpool’s second string see off Milan to make Champions League history

22:11 , Michael Jones

In the end, Liverpool laughed in the face of the Group of Death while becoming the only English team to ever post a 100 per cent record at this stage of the Champions League.

Milan were the latest to bow to Jurgen Klopp’s men, in rather meek fashion too, following Atletico Madrid and Porto.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Ibrahima Konate were particularly impressive on a night where Zlatan Ibrahimovic, the lion, seemed to be sleeping.

Liverpool’s second string see off Milan to make Champions League history

Origi back in the goals

22:08 , Michael Jones

Divock Origi has scored his first goal in 15 Champions League appearances since scoring in the 2019 final against Spurs, while he has scored in back-to-back appearances in a single season in all competitions for the first time since May 2019.

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AC Milan 1 - 2 Liverpool

22:02 , Michael Jones

A good night and campaign for Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool. Put in the ‘group of death’ they’ve blown everyone else away at every possible turn.

Atletico through to knockouts

21:59 , Michael Jones

In the other Group B games Atletico Madrid have breezed past Porto with a 3-1 victory to move from bottom of the group in second and securing a place in the last-16. Diego Simeone’s men have done it again.

Full-time: AC Milan 1 - 2 Liverpool

21:56 , Michael Jones

90+5 mins: That’s it! Liverpool win the game and complete their 100% winning run in the Champions League group stage. They’re the first English side to win all six group stage matches in a single campaign and it truth they deserved it. They were by far the better team over the night.

AC Milan 1 - 2 Liverpool

21:54 , Michael Jones

90+4 mins: Conor Bradley and Max Woltman make their Champions League debuts for Liverpool as Jurgen Klopp brings them on to replace Minamino and Williams. It’ll be a night to remember for the two youngsters.

AC Milan 1 - 2 Liverpool

21:53 , Michael Jones

90+3 mins: Chance! Williams wins the ball in his own half and runs up the pitch. He passes it up to Oxlade-Chamberlain who backheels a pass to Keita and sprints towards the box. Keita draws in the remaining centre-back and knocks the ball back to Oxlade-Chamberlain. He carries it into the box and shoots just as the goalkeeper comes flying into a tackle. The shot goes high and Oxlade-Chamberlain is crunched to the floor.

AC Milan 1 - 2 Liverpool

21:50 , Michael Jones

90 mins: Atletico have doubled their lead over Porto in the other game. That means they’re going to finish second in Group B and move into the knockout stages.

Three minutes of added time to play.

AC Milan 1 - 2 Liverpool

21:47 , Michael Jones

87 mins: Save! Massive save from Alisson who denies Kessie with a fantastic stop! Kessie makes a run into the right side of the box as Bakayoko threads a pass in behind Konate. Alisson charges Kessie down and the Milan midfielder attempts to lift the ball over the goalkeeper. Alisson makes himself big and takes the ball square in the face but keeps Liverpool in front!

AC Milan 1 - 2 Liverpool

21:43 , Michael Jones

84 mins: Keita has a slight tug of Milan substitute Saelemaekers’ shirt and gives away a free kick on the inside left channel around 25 yards out from goal. Zlatan Ibrahimovic takes the set piece and smokes it straight into the Liverpool wall.

AC Milan 1 - 2 Liverpool

21:41 , Michael Jones

81 mins: Divock Origi is taken off by Jurgen Klopp and replaced with Fabinho. Morton threads a pass into the centre of the box but Minamino can’t quite reach it before the ball gets scooped up by Maignan.

AC Milan 1 - 2 Liverpool

21:40 , Michael Jones

78 mins: I wonder if Milan are preserving energy for a final 10 minute flourish or am I being too optimistic. Tsimikas wins a free kick on the left wing and Keita switches the play out to Gomez. The visitors work it back out to the left-back and Tsimikas flicks a cross straight out of play.

AC Milan 1 - 2 Liverpool

21:36 , Michael Jones

75 mins: Oxlade-Chamberlain is back on the pitch after his chat with the medics. Minamino slots a pass out to Williams on the right side and he drives towards the box. Gomez comes forward and provides an overlapping option but Williams goes it alone and has a cross blocked just inside the area.

AC Milan 1 - 2 Liverpool

21:32 , Michael Jones

72 mins: Morton gets fouled by Kessie deep in Liverpool’s half and Oxlade-Chamberlain is down as well with what seems to be a proper problem. Morton is quickly back onto his feet but Oxlade-Chamberlain is being treated by the Liverpool medical staff off to the side of the pitch.

AC Milan 1 - 2 Liverpool

21:28 , Michael Jones

69 mins: Ibrahimovic is the target from a Milan corner but the cross is too high even for him. As a team that needs to win this game to stay in the Champions League, Milan have been very lacklustre.

AC Milan 1 - 2 Liverpool

21:26 , Michael Jones

66 mins: Alessandro Florenzi has replaced Pierre Kalulu for AC Milan. He’ll provide a more attacking option for the home team.

Origi receives the ball just outside the front edge of the box. He takes a left-footed snapshot and pulls it wide of the back post. Origi’s in good form and certainly not afraid to shoot.

AC Milan 1 - 2 Liverpool

21:24 , Michael Jones

63 mins: Jurgen Klopp makes a couple of changes for Liverpool. Mo Salah and Sadio Mane are both taken off and replaced with Joe Gomez and Naby Keita.

AC Milan 1 - 2 Liverpool

21:21 , Michael Jones

60 mins: Close! Messias Jr brings the ball down the right wing then darts inside. He lays the ball off to Krunic who fires a first time shot at goal but the ball continues to rise and just flies over the crossbar. Alisson didn’t look too worried about it though.

AC Milan 1 - 2 Liverpool

21:18 , Michael Jones

57 mins: Big news from the other Group B game as Antoinee Griezmann has given Atletico Madrid the lead over Porto. That means, as it stands, Atletico will join Liverpool in the next round and AC Milan would finish bottom of the group.

GOAL! AC Milan 1 - 2 Liverpool (Origi, 55’)⚽️

21:15 , Michael Jones

55 mins: A mistake from Milan, punished by Origi! Milan try to work the ball out from the back and Tomori fails to bring a pass properly under control. He’s caught on the ball by Sadio Mane who nudges it into the box and blasts one at goal. Maignan keeps it out with a strong right-hand but he palms the ball over to Origi who calmly heads it into the open goal!

AC Milan 1 - 1 Liverpool

21:14 , Michael Jones

54 mins: Tonali gets away with one after he fumbles a clearance and knocks the ball to Salah instead. The Liverpool goalscorer moves it across the front edge of the box before snapping a shot with his left peg. He sends the effort straight at goal and Maignan gobbles it up.

AC Milan 1 - 1 Liverpool

21:12 , Michael Jones

51 mins: Penalty appeal from Milan! The home side win a free kick over on the left side and Tonali slides it quickly into the box. Kessie makes his run towards the ball and collides with Tsimikas before hitting the deck. The referee has a could view of the incident but he waves for play to go on and VAR doesn’t overturn the decision.

AC Milan 1 - 1 Liverpool

21:09 , Michael Jones

48 mins: Konate gives the ball to Tsimikas on the left side of the pitch and he slides a little pass to Minamino. He turns on the spot and creates enough room shift inside and curl a shot just over the crossbar!

Second half: AC Milan 1 - 1 Liverpool

21:06 , Michael Jones

Kick off: No personnel changes from either team at the break. Milan get the ball rolling again at the San Siro. They work the ball nicely down the left side but Minamino intercepts a pass into the box and runs it clear for Liverpool.

AC Milan 1 - 1 Liverpool

20:58 , Michael Jones

Fikayo Tomori is only the third English player to score a Champions League goal against an English opponent while playing for a non-English side, after Patrick Roberts for Celtic v Man City in 2016 and Jude Bellingham for Borussia Dortmund v Man City in 2021.

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AC Milan 1 - 1 Liverpool

20:54 , Michael Jones

Mo Salah is the first player to score 20+ goals in five consecutive seasons for Liverpool in all competitions since Ian Rush from 1981-82 to 1986-87 (six in a row).

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AC Milan 1 - 1 Liverpool

20:51 , Michael Jones

In the other Group B match Porto and Atletico Madrid are drawing 0-0 at half-time. That means that the Portuguese side are currently going through to the knockout stages but a goal changes everything.

Half-time: AC Milan 1 - 1 Liverpool

20:49 , Michael Jones

45+2 mins: All square in Milan as the first half comes to an end. Liverpool still have the chance to win all six of their group stage matches, Milan are still in with a chance of securing second place in Group B.

All to play for we the players come back out.

AC Milan 1 - 1 Liverpool

20:48 , Michael Jones

45 mins: Two minutes of added time to close out the first half. It’s been entertaining if not enthralling so far. Williams and Morton combine to work the ball out from the back and give it to Oxlade-Chamberlin in he middle of the park. He drives forward and lays the ball off to Origi. Origi smokes one from range and belts it high and wide.

AC Milan 1 - 1 Liverpool

20:45 , Michael Jones

43 mins: Theo Hernandez passes the ball up to Brahim Diaz but he can’t bring it under control and the ball rolls safely through to Alisson. Apart from the corner in which they scored, Milan haven’t created much at all around Liverpool’s final third.

AC Milan 1 - 1 Liverpool

20:42 , Michael Jones

40 mins: Origi flicks a ball round the corner for Mane to sweep into the box. He attempts to lift the ball over the goalkeeper but the offside flag goes up against him.

Despite having conceded a goal, it’s been a fairly comfortable night for Liverpool so far.

GOAL! AC Milan 1 - 1 Liverpool (Salah, 36’)⚽️

20:36 , Michael Jones

36 mins: There it is! Oxlade-Chamberlain brings the ball into the right side of the box and blasts a shot at goal. Maignan dives across to his left and parries the ball back into the box. Salah reacts quicker than any one else and flicks a left-footed shot into the roof of the net to bring Liverpool back on level terms.

AC Milan 1 - 0 Liverpool

20:36 , Michael Jones

35 mins: Chance! Liverpool are working hard to find an equaliser. Salah darts inside and has a shot deflected back to Oxlade-Chamberlain who also shoots from outside the box. He strikes his effort well but hits Tomori on the way towards goal and the ball skews wide of the far post.

AC Milan 1 - 0 Liverpool

20:33 , Michael Jones

32 mins: Chance! Divock Origi has his first sight on goal as he brings the ball under control in the Milan box. He rolls it onto his left-foot and shoots from just outside the six-yard box forces Maignan into a decent save at the near post.

GOAL! AC Milan 1 - 0 Liverpool (Tomori, 29’)⚽️

20:30 , Michael Jones

29 mins: Milan are in front! The corner won by Ibrahimovic is curled in towards the front post. Minamino attempts to clear the ball but completely misses it with a wild swipe. The ball bounces towards goal and Alisson parries it into the six-yard box. It comes straight to Fikayo Tomori who taps it from close range to give the home side the lead.

AC Milan 0 - 0 Liverpool

20:29 , Michael Jones

27 mins: Another Liverpool corner is knocked down in the Milan box, it bobbles up nicely for Konate who shoots on the turn but has his effort blocked.

Milan the burst up the pitch and slide a nice pass into the box to Ibrahimovic. He decides against shooting and holds up the ball before shifting to the right and winning a corner.

AC Milan 0 - 0 Liverpool

20:26 , Michael Jones

24 mins: Tsimikas sends an inswinging corner into the Milan box but Ibrahimovic is there to head the ball away. It’s sent back into the dangerzone almost immediately by Liverpool but Maignan comes out to claim the ball.

AC Milan 0 - 0 Liverpool

20:23 , Michael Jones

21 mins: Kessie knocks pass down the inside right channel and almost plays Messias Jr in from the right. He races Ibrahima Konate to the loose ball but the Liverpool defender gets there first and holds off the winger. He passes it inside to Alisson who kicks the ball out of the box. Liverpool’s back line are working well together now.

AC Milan 0 - 0 Liverpool

20:19 , Michael Jones

18 mins: Both Phillips and Williams have made up for their earlier mistakes and seem to have gotten themselves into the game. This time a long clearance plays Theo Hernandez in down the left side and he brings the ball into the box. Phillips comes darting across and wins the ball with a well-timed sliding challenge.

AC Milan 0 - 0 Liverpool

20:17 , Michael Jones

15 mins: Tyler Morton takes the ball up through central midfield before giving it to Takumi Minamino who slots a pass out to Tsimikas on the left side of the pitch. Mane and Origi make runs into the box but Tsimikas completely miscues his cross and scuffs it well out of play.

AC Milan 0 - 0 Liverpool

20:14 , Michael Jones

12 mins: Nice defending from Williams. Theo Hernandez links up with Rade Krunic and creates an overlap on Milan’s left wing. Williams turns back to his own goal and flings himself in front of the ball as the cross comes in from Hernandez. Williams gets the block in and then works it clear for the Reds.

AC Milan 0 - 0 Liverpool

20:12 , Michael Jones

9 mins: Liverpool have started pretty well but they’re giving away a few fouls. Williams and Phillips the main two culprits at the minute.

Brahim Diaz chases a loose ball into the box from the left side but he can’t beat Alisson to it and Liverpool take over possession again.

AC Milan 0 - 0 Liverpool

20:08 , Michael Jones

6 mins: Messias Junior tries to shift the ball past Tsimikas and run past the Liverpool left-back who holds his ground and keeps the winger at bay. Tsimikas then gives the ball away to Franck Kessie who sends a pass into the box that gets claimed by Alisson.

AC Milan 0 - 0 Liverpool

20:05 , Michael Jones

3 mins: Chance! Kostas Tsimikas switches the play with a ball out to Mo Salah on the right wing. Salah brings the ball under control and carries it inside before laying a pass off to Neco Williams. He shoots from range drills a low shot straight into the hands of Mike Maignan.

AC Milan 0 - 0 Liverpool

20:02 , Michael Jones

Kick off: All 22 players take the knee before kick off in unified stance against racism. Mo Salah then gets the ball rolling and Liverpool send the ball over to the left side towards Sadio Mane. He can’t keep the ball in play and Milan win a throw in.

AC Milan vs Liverpool

19:58 , Michael Jones

The atmosphere at the San Siro could not be more different to what Manchester City just experienced at the RB Arena. It’s a packed house, flags are waving, fans are chanting and there’s a sense of anticipation around the ground.

Both sides make their way out onto the pitch, Liverpool can become the first English team to win every one of their six group stage matches in the Champions League with victory tonight.

Milan need to win and hope other results go their way in order to reach the last-16.

Jurgen Klopp on Liverpool’s changes

19:56 , Michael Jones

We want to win the football game, that’s why we selected the line-up we have tonight.

“This is the only game where we can really change things. It’s my first time in this stadium and I thought ‘wow’.

“The pitch is not so good but the rest is outstanding. So we come here and we want to give it a go.

“We shouldn’t make much of these kinds of occasions. He {Tyler Morton] is ready for us and that’s why he is playing. I’m happy we could give him this opportunity.

“They have to win. Zlatan Ibrahimovic is probably as old as my whole bench! It’s just a nice opportunity.”

RB Leipzig beat 10-man Man City in grim reminder of football without fans

19:53 , Michael Jones

The advertising signs around the perimeter of the pitch sporadically read ‘priceless’, but the only thing about this game which fit that description was the reminder of how much better the game has been since fans returned.

With the Covid situation escalating once more, RB Leipzig are one of the teams playing behind closed doors and viewers were served up the type of fixture everyone hoped had been consigned to 2020/21 for the most part: a backdrop entirely empty, soundless, soulless.

RB Leipzig beat 10-man Man City in grim reminder of football without fans

AC Milan vs Liverpool: Unwanted legend Divock Origi revels as Liverpool’s underestimated understudy

19:49 , Michael Jones

Divock Origi, the legend, came and finished it off for us,” smiled Jurgen Klopp.

The legend of Barcelona, Tottenham, Everton, Everton and Everton may also be the legend of Wolves now. Saturday’s winner at Molineux may have transported Liverpool back to 2019, to the time when Origi felt deadly in short bursts and likely to provide late drama.

But part of the curiosity of Origi, the Champions League final scorer that season who has rarely been a regular for Liverpool, is that he was the unwanted legend.

Unwanted legend Divock Origi revels as Liverpool’s underestimated understudy

AC Milan vs Liverpool

19:44 , Michael Jones

Liverpool have not lost in the Champions League this season and hav already secured assured top spot in the group but all three of the other teams in Group B are in the running to claim the runners-up spot.

Porto currently occupy the position on five points, one more than both Milan and Atletico Madrid. A win for the Portuguese side at home to Atletico will seal it.

However, should both Atletico and Milan win it will come down to goal difference as they are tied on their head-to-head record. The Italian side are currently one goal better off than Diego Simeone’s team so they’ll be throwing everything at Liverpool tonight to earn a win.

AC Milan vs Liverpool

19:41 , Michael Jones

Reaction to come from Manchester City’s loss to RB Leipzig but the focus moves to Italy where Liverpool take on AC Milan at the San Siro.

Here’s a look at the line-ups:

AC Milan XI: Maignan, Kalulu, Tomori, Romagnoli, T. Hernandez, Kessie, Tonali, Krunic, Messias Junior, Ibrahimovic, Brahim Diaz

Liverpool XI: Alisson, N. Williams, Konate, Phillips, Tsimikas, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Morton, Minamino, Salah, Origi, Mane

Full-time: RB Leipzig 2 - 1 Man City

19:35 , Michael Jones

90+3 mins: Well, that turned into a bit of scrap in the last 15 minutes.

The home side hold on to earn a victory and a place in the Europa League. Manchester City’s Champions League group stages end in defeat but they’re still the winners of Group A and progress to the knockout stages.

RB Leipzig 2 - 1 Man City

19:33 , Michael Jones

90 mins: Three minutes of added time to play. Leipzig have just decided to repeatedly foul Grealish on the left wing. A free kick from Zinchenko is whipped into the box but comes safely into the hands of Gulacsi.

RB Leipzig 2 - 1 Man City

19:30 , Michael Jones

88 mins: Ruben Dias and Cole Palmer are on for Man City with Kevin De Bruyne and Nathan Ake the players replaced. City are down to 10 men but they’re still holding their own when in possession.

Fernandinho is caught in the middle of the pitch and the free kick comes out to Grealish. He flicks a ball up to Sterling who is closed down and forced to run wide.

RB Leipzig 2 - 1 Man City

19:28 , Michael Jones

85 mins: Kyle Walker’s going to miss the next round for Manchester City now. A complete error in judgement, born out of frustration, is going to cuase his team a few problems down the line.

De Bruyne takes a shot from outside the box and almost curls one into the far bottom corner. Gulacsi dives across to cover the effort but ends up watching the ball go wide.

Red card! Kyle Walker is off!

19:26 , Michael Jones

RB Leipzig 2 - 1 Man City

82 mins: Stones has been booked for arguing with the referee as City appeal for another penalty for a shove on Mahrez but he was offside.

Oh my! Things have started to get heated out there and Kyle Walker seems to have lost his head. Andre Silva brings the ball down the left wing as Walker tracks back. The City right-back kicks out from behind and takes Silva’s legs out from under him.

Chaos erupts as players square up to each other and the referee pulls out a red card sending Walker to the stands!

RB Leipzig 2 - 1 Man City

19:22 , Michael Jones

79 mins: Now that City have scored can they get another one?

Almost! A diagonal ball comes out ot Grealish on the left side. He carries the ball into the box, shimmies inside twice then boots a low shot at goal only for the effort to get deflected wide of the back post.

GOAL! RB Leipzig 2 - 1 Man City (Mahrez, 76’)⚽️

19:19 , Michael Jones

76 mins: City get one back! A simple move sees the ball passed across the defence and up to Zinchenko on the left wing. He swings a cross towards the six-yard box and the ball bounces over to the back post. Mahrez arrives before anyone else, meets the ball on it’s upwards trajectory and firmly heads it into the back of the net.

RB Leipzig 2 - 0 Man City

19:18 , Michael Jones

74 mins: Chance! The ball comes out to Mahrez over on the right side of the box. He plays it inside as Sterling goes over after a push from Gvardiol. City appeal for a penalty as the ball rolls to Fernandinho. He shoots and hoofs the ball over the crossbar. VAR takes a look at the Sterling incident but doesn’t think it warrants a penalty kick.

GOAL! RB Leipzig 2 - 0 Man City (Andre Silva, 71’)⚽️

19:13 , Michael Jones

71 mins: It’s worse now for City! It’s a mistake from John Stones as he pushes high to intercept a forward pass from Gvardiol. His first touch is heavy though and the ball bounces out to Forsberg who flies into the vacant space behind Stones. He carries the ball into the box and pulls it back to Andre Silva who sets himself and guides a low, powerful shot into the back of the net.

RB Leipzig 1 - 0 Man City

19:12 , Michael Jones

69 mins: Grealish has moved over to the left side with Sterling taking up a more central position. Grealish asks for an early ball and sprints behind the Leipzig high line. Gulacsi comes flying out of the penalty area and beats Grealish to ball booting it back down the pitch no-nonsense style.

RB Leipzig 1 - 0 Man City

19:11 , Michael Jones

66 mins: Things just aren’t clicking for Man City. Their usual slick passes aren’t finding the targets, they’ve sloppily given the ball away and have been caught offside multiple times already.

Leipzig for their part have brought this on. They’re shape is tight, they’re pressing as a unit and when they get the ball their focus is on keeping it.

RB Leipzig 1 - 0 Man City

19:06 , Michael Jones

63 mins: Konrad Laimer is swapped out for Tyler Adams. Laimer’s had a decent game in midfield and provided a fine assist to Szoboszlai to set up Leipzig’s opening goal.

Zinchenko squeezes an impressive ball out to Grealish on the left side. He drags the ball to the edge of the box and plays it inside to Gundogan who loses possession just as the offside flag goes up against Grealish.

RB Leipzig 1 - 0 Man City

19:02 , Michael Jones

60 mins: Leipzig work the ball down the other end of the pitch a win a corner. It’s swung into the box but Ake heads it strongly out of the box.

Gundogan dinks a little pass over to De Bruyne who weaves around two midfielders but gets caught by the third before he can pick out Grealish or Mahrez in front of him.

RB Leipzig 1 - 0 Man City

19:00 , Michael Jones

57 mins: The biggest difference from the first half has been City’s ball retention, they’ve been in control for the majority of time since the restart.

Zinchenko sends the ball out to Grealish on the left wing. He dribbles into the box and passes a cutback to Gundogan who shoots from just inside the area but has his effort blocked by Gvardiol.

RB Leipzig 1 - 0 Man City

18:55 , Michael Jones

54 mins: Mukiele sends a cross-field ball over to Angelino on the left wing. He volleys a cross into the box but Walker blocks it and the ball bobbles out to De Bruyne.

Grealish flicks a pass round the corner to Gundogan who slides a through ball down the left wing for Sterling. He sprints after the ball and recovers it before cutting inside and seeing the raised offside flag.

RB Leipzig 1 - 0 Man City

18:53 , Michael Jones

51 mins: Sterling’s introduction has sparked a bit of life into Man City around the Leipzig penalty area. He takes on Mukiele and gest brought down over to the left of the box.

De Bruyne flicks the free kick into the middle but doesn’t beat the first Leipzig defender and the home side work the ball clear.

RB Leipzig 1 - 0 Man City

18:51 , Michael Jones

48 mins: Fernandinho and Szoboszlai both challenge for a bouncing ball with the Leipzig player winning possession. Fernandinho arrives half-a-second too late and clatters into the striker who goes down and wins a free kick in the middle of the pitch.

AC Milan vs Liverpool: Liverpool line-up

18:49 , Michael Jones

Jurgen Klopp has made eight changes to the Liverpool side who beat Wolves with only Alisson, Mo Salah and Sadio Mane keeping their places.

Lots of talke surrounded Divock Origi’s inclusion and he starts up front with young Tyler Morton earning a spot in midfield.

Liverpool XI: Alisson, Williams, Konate, Phillips, Tsimikas, Morton, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Minamino, Salah, Origi, Mane.

Second half: RB Leipzig 1 - 0 Man City

18:47 , Michael Jones

Kick off: Raheem Sterling is on for Manchester City replacing Phil Foden at the break. Sterling has scored in his last two Champions League appearances, can he make it three from three?

Lukas Klostermann has been swapped out for Mohamed Simakan for Leipzig.

RB Leipzig 1 - 0 Man City

18:44 , Michael Jones

Four of Dominik Szoboszlai’s five goals in the Champions League have been scored in home games, while he’s also the top scoring Hungarian player in the competition’s history (5).

RB Leipzig 1 - 0 Man City

18:42 , Michael Jones

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18:36 , Michael Jones

Following the conclusion of this Group A fixture in which Manchester City now have to come from behind, Liverpool are travelling to AC Milan.

The Reds have already won the group but could become the first English team to win every single group stage match if they defeat Milan tonight.

Half-time: RB Leipzig 1 - 0 Man City

18:32 , Michael Jones

45 mins: No added time played in Germany and Man City head into the break a goal behind. They responded okay and had the better of the closing stages but Pep Guardiola won’t exactly be thrilled with his team’s performance in that half. I expect they’ll come back out with a bit more urgency.

RB Leipzig 1 - 0 Man City

18:30 , Michael Jones

44 mins: Save! Mahrez is dragged down by Gvardiol and Man City win a free kick about 25-yards out just inside the left-hand post. De Bruyne and Mahrez are both over the deadball but it’s De Bruyne who boots one at goal. There’s a little swerve on the shot but it’s at a comfortable height for Gulacsi who leaps to his right and palms the ball away.

RB Leipzig 1 - 0 Man City

18:27 , Michael Jones

42 mins: Is that a save too?! Phil Foden’s just hit the post for Manchester City after Kevin De Bruyne threads him in behind on the inside left channel. He carries the ball into the box and hits a left-footed shot across goal. Peter Gulacsi leaps to his left and gets the tiniest of fingertip touches to the ball and pushes it just far enough so that it whacks into the far post and bounces away!

RB Leipzig 1 - 0 Man City

18:25 , Michael Jones

39 mins: What a save! Nordi Mukiele drives the ball into the City penalty area and dinks the ball out to Nkunku on the right side. Nkunku flicks a pass over to the back post where Szoboszlai wins a header and knocks it into the six-yard box for Andre Silva. He whips his own header towards goal but Steffen blocks it at pinpoint range!

RB Leipzig 1 - 0 Man City

18:22 , Michael Jones

36 mins: Chance! It’s a carbon copy set piece. De Bruyne swinging a corner in from the left side, Ake drifting into space and winning the header. This time he gets a good chunk of the ball but fires it high over the crossbar.

RB Leipzig 1 - 0 Man City

18:20 , Michael Jones

33 mins: Man City win a corner that De Bruyne curls into the box this time. Nathan Ake leaps highest and gets a touch to the ball but it skims off the top of his head and bounces out for a goal kick.

RB Leipzig 1 - 0 Man City

18:17 , Michael Jones

30 mins: Nkunku keeps hold of Zinchenko a bit too long on the left wing and City win a free kick. Kevin De Bruyne attempts to take it quickly but he gets a warning from the referee and goes in the book for not obeying instructions. That’s a strange decision.

When the referee is ready he blows the whistle and De Bruyne attempts to catch Peter Gulacsi unawares at the near post with a short at goal but he pulls the effort a few inches wide of the post.

RB Leipzig 1 - 0 Man City

18:13 , Michael Jones

27 mins: Work to do now for Pep Guardiola’s men. Leipzig deserve that goal they’ve been the better team over these opening 25 minutes.

Chance! Emil Forsberg is free inside the area and belts a first time shot at goal but Zack Steffen does well to drop low and keep it out.

GOAL! RB Leipzig 1 - 0 Man City (Szoboszlai, 24’)⚽️

18:09 , Michael Jones

24 mins: Lovely goal! City don’t fully commit to the press and are left with ther defensive line high up the pitch. Laimer has the ball in midfield and sends it straight down the middle of the two City centre-backs. Dominik Szobozslai times his run in behind perfectly and stays onside. He drags the ball into the box, checks to the left of Steffen and taps it home. City are relying on VAR but this one is going to stand.

RB Leipzig 0 - 0 Man City

18:07 , Michael Jones

21 mins: Chance! Things are getting lively now. Leipzig work the ball through City with seeming ease. Kevin Kampl slots a pass out wide to Angelino who sends it up to Forsberg. He drives towards the box before squaring towards Nkunku. He slips a through ball into the box and Andre Silva chases it down but he’s just beaten to the ball by Steffen who throws himself to the floor and swipes it away from the Leipzig striker.

RB Leipzig 0 - 0 Man City

18:03 , Michael Jones

18 mins: Chance! City are starting to find their groove with a characteristic diagonal ball out to Mahrez on the right wing. He brings the ball under control and chips a pass into the box. Gundogan knocks it down for De Bruyne who shoots... but fires the effort wide of the back post.

RB Leipzig 0 - 0 Man City

18:01 , Michael Jones

15 mins: Chance! Ake gives the ball away with a poor pass intended for Gundogan. Laimer takes over possession and drives towards the box. He brings it inside and shimmies away from Ake before attempted a cutback. The ball hits Fernandinho and bobbles back to Laimer who prods it towards the near post and forces Steffen into a sharp one-handed save low down to his left.

RB Leipzig 0 - 0 Man City

17:57 , Michael Jones

12 mins: It’s been a quiet start from both teams so far with no-one managing to challenge the goalkeepers. Mahrez threads a pass into the right side of the box as De Bruyne makes a fine diagonal run through the Leipzig lines. De Bruyne collects the ball and pulls it back into the middle of the box for Grealish but Gvardiol steps up to the ball and boots it clear.

RB Leipzig 0 - 0 Man City

17:55 , Michael Jones

9 mins: Angelino swings a cross-field pass out towards Forsberg on the right side of the pitch. He gets a head to the ball but knocks it into the box and Zack Steffen is out quickly to scoop up the ball and stop the attack from materialising.

RB Leipzig 0 - 0 Man City

17:52 , Michael Jones

6 mins: Andre Silva can’t find a way around Nathan Ake and passes the ball back to his own back line. Josko Gvardiol tries to thread a forward ball up to Dominik Szoboszlai but Kevin De Bruyne intercepts the pass and City come away with the ball.

RB Leipzig 0 - 0 Man City

17:49 , Michael Jones

3 mins: Phil Foden takes on Konrad Laimer and wins City an early corner. It’s quickly played short to Oleksandr Zinchenko who shimmies away from Laimer and looks to send a cross into the box but has no options in front of him. Laimer recovers and tackles the City left-back sending the ball out for another corner.

RB Leipzig 0 - 0 Man City

17:47 , Michael Jones

Kick off: Manchester City are out in their dreadful third kit tonight, it truly is a shocker. Both teams take the knee and then the home side get the ball rolling.

Emil Forsberg and Angelino attempt to combine to move the ball down the left wing but Riyad Mahrez is in the mix and he forces the ball back towards Leipzig’s own goal.

RB Leipzig vs Man City: Pep Guardiola’s pre-match thoughts

17:44 , Michael Jones

We have a really good team, everyone can play, deserves to play and the ones to stay in Manchester played a lot of minutes recently. Good enough to try and compete with Leipzig.

“It is about how you are going to feel, Kevin de Bruyne can play 40, 50 or 60 minutes and I don’t know the consequences of his Covid.

“We are comfortable playing this way. What you change is the quality of the players. The idea is that we have success, we believe in it 100%.

“It is difficult, a new manager we don’t know exactly what he will do. Leipzig have their own philosophy, it is not going to change. The board don’t accept playing another way. There will be gegenpressen and we are going to try and play in our rhythm.”

RB Leipzig vs Man City

17:40 , Michael Jones

It’s almost time for kick off at the RB Arena and tonight’s match will be played behind closed doors due to a rise in Coronavirus cases in this part of Germany.

The teams are gathering in the tunnel. On paper this should be an easy win for Pep Guardiola’s menbut with Leipzig you just never know how they’ll turn out.

Could be a good one this.

RB Leipzig vs Man City: Expect some goals tonight

17:33 , Michael Jones

RB Leipzig have both scored and conceded 13 goals in the Champions League this campaign and that 26-goal aggregate after five matchdays is the highest in this season’s group stage – one more than Manchester City who have scored 17 and conceded just eight.

RB Leipzig vs Man City: Leipzig’s struggles

17:25 , Michael Jones

After seven league games without defeat, Leipzig have lost their last three matches and now have to beat the Premier League champions to ensure they’ll drop down to the Europa League.

However, Christopher Nkunku has 13 goals in his last 16 Leipzig games including one at Union on Friday and a hat-trick against Manchester City. Is he the one to watch tonight?

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RB Leipzig vs Man City: Leipzig sack Marsch

17:21 , Michael Jones

Former RB Leipzig manager Jesse Marsch was sacked on Sunday after just four months in charge. The 48-year-old American only joined the club this summer after succeeding Julian Nagelsmann.

Leipzig are 11th in the Bundesliga table, having won just five games out of 14 this season and assistant coach Achim Beierlorzer takes charge of the team against Manchester City tonight.

RB Leipzig vs Man City: Kevin De Bruyne warned he must ‘fight for a position’ at Manchester City

17:17 , Michael Jones

Pep Guardiola has warned that Kevin De Bruyne will need to fight to win back a regular place in the Manchester City side.

The Belgium playmaker has had a frustrating start to the campaign. He initially lacked match fitness after injuries robbed him of a pre-season before other knocks and a recent spell out with coronavirus prevented him building any momentum.

Kevin De Bruyne warned he must ‘fight for a position’ at Man City

RB Leipzig vs Man City: Angelino set for City reunion

17:13 , Michael Jones

Angeliño was a Manchester City player between July 2012 and 2021, before he completed a permanent move to RB Leipzig having been on loan at the club since January 2020.

He made only six Premier League appearances for City, all in the first half of that 2019/20 campaign.

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RB Leipzig vs Man City: City vs German sides

17:08 , Michael Jones

Manchester City are unbeaten in their last 14 games against German opponents in the Champions League -with 13 wins and one draw - in a run which began in November 2014 with a 3-2 win over Bayern Munich.

They have won the last nine such fixtures in a row, scoring 28 goals and only conceding nine times in return.

However, City have a mixed record in Germany, with seven wins and six defeats in 14 previous away matches to Bundesliga opposition.

RB Leipzig vs Man City: Bundesliga club aiming for Europa spot

17:04 , Michael Jones

RB Leipzig are hoping to secure a spot in the Europe League by finishing ahead of Club Brugge in Group A.

The German side were 5-0 winners at Club Brugge on Matchday Five and it was the joint biggest margin of victory in this season’s Champions League.

Leipzig hold the head-to-head advantage against Club Brugge. meaning they will qualify for the Europa League if they match or better Club Brugge’s result at Paris Saint-Germain tonight.

But, they will have to do so under new management for this match having parted company with coach Jesse Marsch on Sunday; assistant Achim Beierlorzer will take temporary charge.

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