Man City vs Young Boys LIVE! Champions League result, match stream and latest updates today

Man City vs Young Boys LIVE! Champions League result, match stream and latest updates today

Manchester City vs Young Boys LIVE!

Man City are celebrating advancing through to the last 16 of the Champions League with two matches to spare. The holders were in typically dominant mood on Wednesday night to brush aside overmatched Swiss champions Young Boys BSC and set a new English record for the longest unbeaten run in Europe's elite club competition.

It is the 11th consecutive season in which City have reached the knockout stages of the Champions League, with a fourth win in as many matches keeping them flying high at the Group G summit with return games against RB Leipzig and Red Star Belgrade still to come. Erling Haaland was deemed fit enough to start after an ankle knock with the visit of Chelsea looming large in the Premier League on Sunday and opened the scoring against Young Boys from the penalty spot after Matheus Nunes had been fouled.

Phil Foden doubled the lead in first-half stoppage time with an excellent goal after being teed up by Jack Grealish, with Haaland then getting his second after the break with a thunderous 20-yard strike before the visitors had Sandro Lauper sent off for a second bookable offence. Follow Manchester City vs Young Boys reaction live below!

Manchester City vs Young Boys highlights

  • RED CARD! Lauper sent off for challenge on Ake

  • GOAL! Haaland smashes home brilliant third

  • GOAL! Foden doubles lead before the break

  • GOAL! Haaland scores penalty after Nunes fouled

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The dominant holders cruise into the Champions League last 16 for the 11th successive season with two games to spare in Group G.

Their unbeaten run in Europe's elite club competition now stands at an incredible 17 matches and counting.

Chelsea up next in the Premier League on Sunday!

Manchester City 3-0 Young Boys

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90 mins: Three minutes of added time for Young Boys' 10 men to endure.

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88 mins: Ugrinic replaced by Swiss forward Darian Males for Young Boys.

Still City pour forward looking for that fourth goal, but Phillips, Dias and Nunes can't steer it home under pressure inside the box.

Manchester City 3-0 Young Boys

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84 mins: Doku and Nunes both go close as City avidly hunt that elusive fourth goal that their utter dominance certainly merits.

Nunes still searching for his first City goal.

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81 mins: Doku is straight into the action as he bends an enticing ball towards the back post that Grealish, Foden and Nunes all try - and fail - to turn home.

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79 mins: More changes now as Young Boys replace Garcia and Elia with Noah Persson and Silvere Ganvoula.

Jeremy Doku, outstanding against Bournemouth on Saturday, replaces Kovacic for City.

That just seems cruel...

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78 mins: Amenda into the book now as Young Boys' understandable frustration continues to show.

They cannot get anywhere near City and haven't been able to for the whole night.

An utter mismatch from the first whistle. The gulf in class is enormous.

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75 mins: City's stars are queuing up to have a go here against the exhausted 10 men as Grealish runs at his man, cuts inside off the left and finds Foden, who blasts high and wide with a miscue.

Manchester City 3-0 Young Boys

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73 mins: Good persistence from Lewis inside the box.

He tees up Kovacic, who skews a low shot wide.

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Another milestone reached for rampant City tonight...

Manchester City 3-0 Young Boys

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70 mins: City continue to pile up the attempts as Phillips' effort is deflected over for a corner and Grealish's strike then hits substitute Chaiwa flush in the face.

He'll need some treatment.

Manchester City 3-0 Young Boys

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Not quite what you want to see from your captain at half-time, but maybe I'm just old-fashioned...

Manchester City 3-0 Young Boys

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66 mins: Young Boys have sent on Zambian midfielder Miguel Chaiwa and right-back Lewin Blum for Itten and ex-Manchester United man Janko.

They have not come even remotely close to laying any sort of glove on City tonight.

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Here is that wonderful strike from Haaland to make it 3-0...

Manchester City 3-0 Young Boys

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64 mins: City could have as many goals as they like here as youngsters Bobb and Lewis now lead the charge.

Lewis is brought down in the box by the retreating Ugrinic, but the referee points for a goal kick.

That looked a penalty.

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61 mins: No hat-trick for Haaland tonight as he makes way for young Norwegian compatriot Oscar Bobb.

Walker has also been replaced by Kalvin Phillips.

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59 mins: Foden is really enjoying himself tonight as he cuts in off the right flank again before unleashing an effort that is parried behind by Racioppi.

The 10-man visitors are looking very weary indeed as Guardiola prepares some changes.

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57 mins: It's all getting a bit feisty as Camara and Lewis clash, with Kovacic quickly getting himself involved.

Foden trying his luck at his own brace as Phillips gets ready to enter the fray.

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54 mins: Red card!

This is getting seriously ugly for Young Boys now as Lauper, already on a yellow card, produces a stupid challenge on Ake and rightly receives a second.

The Swiss champions are 3-0 down and now have to play the final 35+ minutes here with 10 men.

Lauper was also sent off in the league at the weekend!


GOAL! Manchester City 3-0 Young Boys | Erling Haaland 51'

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51 mins: What a hit from Haaland!

Lewis comes forward and rolls the ball inside towards Kovacic, who wisely gets out of the way as Haaland collects and drifts across before rifling an unstoppable effort across goal and into the far corner.

A fantastic, powerful strike that arrows in. Superb!


Manchester City 2-0 Young Boys

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50 mins: Croatia team-mates Kovacic and Gvardiol both try to set Haaland away, but neither ball can reach the Norwegian.

Manchester City 2-0 Young Boys

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48 mins: Ake playing in midfield here is yet another blow for Kalvin Phillips, who is on the bench.

An early second-half chance for City as Nunes charges forward again but totally wastes the opportunity with a scuffed shot with Foden and Lewis in support.

Manchester City 2-0 Young Boys

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One half-time change from Guardiola to tell you about.

John Stones has been replaced by Nathan Ake.

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Back underway at the Etihad!

You'd fancy there are more goals in this for dominant City before the night is through.

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What a touch that is from Foden, who now has five goals across all competitions this term

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Total domination from City, who are cruising into the Champions League knockout stages for the 11th consecutive season with two games to spare

GOAL! Manchester City 2-0 Young Boys | Phil Foden 46'

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46 mins: City double their advantage on the stroke of half-time!

Grealish does brilliantly to turn away from trouble and into space, showing great vision and passing range to loft it over to Foden.

His England team-mate easily cuts inside and goes past Garcia before slotting low beyond Racioppi and into the bottom corner.

No less than they deserve and an absolute killer for the Swiss side.

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Manchester City 1-0 Young Boys

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45 mins: Just the one minute of stoppage time signalled at the end of this one-sided first half.

Manchester City 1-0 Young Boys

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43 mins: Young Boys captain Camara has two goes at bringing down Foden and is perhaps fortunate not to become the third player from the Swiss side to be booked in this first half.

Can City strike again before the break?

Manchester City 1-0 Young Boys

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40 mins: That's better football from Young Boys, who work their way into the City box but a lofted ball into the air from Elia is easily headed away by Stones.

Grealish is then fouled and City are quickly back on the ball.

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36 mins: That's a crucial touch from Amenda, who manages to get a foot on Walker's cross from the right and stop Haaland from tapping home his second goal of the night at the back post.

That would certainly have been 2-0 without the young defender's intervention.

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35 mins: It's easy control from City at the moment.

They are remaining patient with the lead, dominating the ball and passing it around to try and coax Young Boys out of their low block.

So many more gears to go through if they want to step it up.

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33 mins: Another brief, fleeting glimpse of a Young Boys counter-attack quickly falls by the wayside.

Walker takes a painful whack to the face from ex-Rangers striker Itten before Haaland bursts forward and tries to pick out Foden with the cross, but Garcia tidies up.

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30 mins: Half an hour gone at the Etihad and City have the lead and are in complete and utter control of this game.

Young Boys have not offered anything at all going forward so far.

City totally monopolising possession and probing for the second goal.

They are cruising into the Champions League last 16 with two games to spare as things stand.

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27 mins: You sense that the floodgates would really open here if rampant City got a second goal in quick succession.

Haaland has come alive since the penalty and is causing all sorts of problems, though his attempted cross from the byline is deflected back onto him by the defender and behind for a pressure-relieving goal kick for Young Boys.

GOAL! Manchester City 1-0 Young Boys | Erling Haaland (pen) 23'

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23 mins: No mistake from Haaland, who coolly sends Racioppi the wrong way to open the scoring from the spot.

His 14th goal of the season across all competitions and third against Young Boys after his second-half brace in Switzerland a fortnight ago.

This could be a very long night for the Swiss champions now.

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Manchester City 0-0 Young Boys

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22 mins: City are upping the tempo again and now have a penalty after Lauper's trailing leg brings down Nunes!

He's only just been booked...

Manchester City 0-0 Young Boys

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19 mins: Lauper cuts down Grealish and joins Benito in the book early.

Young Boys then embark on a rare foray forward but it's quickly snuffed out by the calm and composed Dias.

Manchester City 0-0 Young Boys

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17 mins: It's Walker who hits it after complaints about the wall, the ball shovelled into the path of Foden by Racioppi... who then pulls off a great save to deny the England playmaker.

A key double stop from the Swiss to keep this at 0-0.

Manchester City 0-0 Young Boys

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15 mins: City appeal for a penalty after a gorgeous one-two between Haaland and Kovacic that includes a sweet nutmeg from the former.

Kovacic tumbles under the clumsy challenge of Benito, but Belgian referee Erik Lambrechts rules that was just outside the box.

Benito into the book and five City players are standing around this free-kick...

Manchester City 0-0 Young Boys

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12 mins: Matheus Nunes is allowed the freedom of the Etihad to storm through the middle of the pitch to the edge of the box, but his final pass for Haaland is overhit.

Here come City again, but now a comfortable header from Foden is easily claimed by Racioppi.

76 per cent possession for City in the early going...

Manchester City 0-0 Young Boys

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10 mins: To precisely no one's surprise, it remains all City at the Etihad - though the visiting fans are in fine voice all the same.

City probe patiently for another opening on the edge of the box, getting Haaland involved for the first time tonight.

The Norwegian then takes a long ball into the right channel on his chest before trying to whip the ball on target from a tough angle.

Young Boys 'keeper Racioppi is equal to it.

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7 mins: City are piling on the early pressure at the Etihad, as you might expect.

Kovacic's fierce drive is blocked, but he then plays a lovely reverse pass through for Grealish, who unselfishly tees up Lewis.

The youngster tries to side-foot home but his effort is cleared off the line by Benito!

So close to an early opener for City.

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4 mins: Good work from Lewis down the City flank, with Kovacic then busy and determined inside the box.

Young Boys get the numbers around the former Chelsea midfielder and Foden's cross towards the back post is overhit and drifts harmlessly wide for a goal kick.

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2 mins: The visitors look to cause some issues early on but a cross is easily gathered by Ederson.

Foden in the wars early as he's on the receiving end of a heavy challenge on the near side.

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Underway at the Etihad!Will Manchester City book their Champions League last-16 place with two games to spare?

Manchester City vs Young Boys

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There has been a very, very late change to the Manchester City XI ahead of kick-off.

Manuel Akanji pulled up ill in the warm-up and has been replaced in defence by Kyle Walker.

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Here come the teams on a wet and cold midweek November night under the lights at the Etihad.

The usual boos rain down from the stands for the Champions League anthem.

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The man of the moment - and indeed, most moments - for Manchester City.

Pep Guardiola will be desperate for his talisman not to suffer any sort of injury setback tonight.

It's perhaps a measure of how far Chelsea's stock has fallen in recent times that he is starting in this one at all.

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Guardiola calls for dominant Man City to 'finish the job'

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Manchester City are out to underline their dominance tonight by reaching the knockout stages of the Champions League for a remarkable 11th season in a row.

“(The record is) incredible. We have to try tomorrow to finish,” Pep Guardiola said at his pre-match press conference on Monday.

“Of course We have two more opportunities but when you have the chance to finish and qualify for the next stage in February it means a lot for the club and the staff from Roberto Mancini’s side and Manuel Pellegrini.

“For many years being qualified is such a success for the club and being there is such a success for the club. It’s really, really good.


“We will try to be calm and prepare for the game. Tomorrow we will try to be there, as I reviewed the game in Switzerland, and we struggled a lot at 1-1. They created problems behind

“We have to adjust some things because they did well in the first game.

“Hopefully, we can finish the job.”

Young Boys change four for tough Etihad assignment

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Young Boys, meanwhile, show four changes from their 4-1 win at Winterthur in the Swiss Super League on Saturday as they opt for a more defensive set-up in an attempt to keep City at bay.

In come former Manchester United right-back Saidy Janko, Aurele Amenda, Cheikh Niasse and ex-Rangers striker Cedric Itten.

They replace Lewin Blum, Darian Males, Joel Monteiro and Jean-Pierre Nsame.

Young Boys lineup

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Starting XI: Racioppi, Janko, Amenda, Camara, Benito, Garcia, Niasse, Lauper, Ugrinic, Elia, Itten

Subs: Colley, Chaiwa, Nsame, Persson, Rrudhani, von Ballmoos, Blum, Lustenberger, Ganvoula, Males, Marzino, Monteiro

Haaland starts as Man City show six changes

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So Erling Haaland is indeed deemed fit enough to start for Manchester City as usual tonight.

Pep Guardiola makes six changes in total from Saturday's 6-1 rout of Bournemouth in the Premier League, with Ruben Dias, Josko Gvardiol, Rico Lewis, Matheus Nunes, Phil Foden and Jack Grealish all drafted in.

Nathan Ake, Kyle Walker, Rodri, Bernardo Silva, Jeremy Doku and Julian Alvarez all drop to the bench.

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Man City lineup

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Starting XI: Ederson, Akanji, Stones, Dias, Gvardiol, Kovacic, Lewis, Nunes, Foden, Grealish, Haaland

Subs: Ortega Moreno, Carson, Walker, Phillips, Ake, Doku, Rodrigo, Alvarez, Bernardo, Bobb

Wicky plots second Etihad shock after Basel surprise

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City fans may best remember Young Boys head coach Raphael Wicky from his time in charge at Swiss rivals FC Basel, who stunned Guardiola's side 2-1 in the Champions League at the Etihad back in March 2018.

Ultimately that result wasn't damaging as City had won the first leg of the last-16 tie 4-0, but it was still significant as it represented their first home loss in two years.

Does Wicky believe he can mastermind another shock result at fortress Etihad tonight?

"I think the most important thing is to believe that in football everything is possible, that you can, in one game, beat the best teams," he said.

"Lots of teams have shown that and I was able to live it five years ago. I think we have to transmit that to the team."

Wicky under no illusions over City test - with or without Haaland

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Having said that, Raphael Wicky insisted in his pre-match press conference in Manchester yesterday that he expects City to provide another formidable test for his Young Boys side with or without Haaland.

"First of all, I never wish a player to have an injury," he said.

"I am a former player, so I hope he really is not too much injured.

"On the other hand, I cannot control who the opponents' coach puts on the field.

"If Erling Haaland is not playing, there will be a very, very good player on the field. I'm not losing too much energy on that.

"It's more focusing on us, having the right mindset and going with the right mindset into this game.

"We're playing against what I think is the best team in the world at the moment and City will be playing extremely well."


Haaland and Foden 'in line for Man City starts'

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Some early whispers are circulating on social media that both Erling Haaland and Phil Foden will start for Manchester City tonight.

Not the news that Young Boys boss Raphael Wicky will have wanted to hear!

Official team news on the way from the Etihad in less than an hour now...


Man City vs Young Boys prediction

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City are full of goals even without Haaland and it’s hard to see a way in which the Swiss side spring what would be a huge surprise.

Man City to win, 3-0.

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Young Boys team news

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DR Congo forward Meschak Elia gave City a fright with a superb chip to initially level the scores early in the second half in Switzerland two weeks ago, but is nursing a knock ahead of tonight.

Young Boys boss Raphael Wicky remains without midfield duo Kastriot Imeri and Lukasz Lakomy, meanwhile.


Man City team news

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Erling Haaland may not feature for Manchester City tonight.

The Norwegian goal machine suffered a twisted ankle in the 6-1 Premier League thrashing of Bournemouth on Saturday and was taken off at half-time with discomfort.

Pep Guardiola has said that he is unsure if Haaaland will return against Young Boys or Chelsea on Sunday, though said he was already feeling much better.

Haaland did take part in City's training session on Monday afternoon, though he still may not be risked with that high-profile fixture looming at the weekend.

"We will speak with the doctor - I don't know," Guardiola said on Monday when asked if Haaland would play tonight.

"I will listen to the doctors. If [the doctor] says he is ready and does not have pain I will consider him to play.

"Yesterday he told me he felt much better than the day of the game."

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Where to watch Man City vs Young Boys

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TV channel: In the UK, tonight's game will be broadcast live on TNT Sports 2 and TNT Sports Ultimate. Coverage starts at 7pm.

Live stream: Subscribers to TNT Sports will also be able to watch on a live stream online via the Discovery+ app.

Welcome to Manchester City vs Young Boys LIVE coverage

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Good evening and welcome to The Standard's live coverage of Manchester City vs Young Boys in the Champions League.

The dominant defending champions have made a perfect start to their first title defence with three wins from three in a gentle Group G and can reach the last 16 with two games to spare with another victory at the Etihad Stadium this evening, while Young Boys will be out of contention if they lose and RB Leipzig beat Red Star Belgrade.

Kick-off tonight is at 8pm GMT, so stick with us for match build-up, live updates and all the latest team news - including on Erling Haaland, whose second-half brace in Switzerland a fortnight ago ended his goal drought in this competition to secure a 3-1 City win but who could miss the return clash here through injury.

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