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Grealish scores on Champions League debut, City win 6-3 against Leipzig


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MANCHESTER, Sep 16: It was a pinch-yourself moment for Jack Grealish, the reason essentially why he joined Manchester City.
Grealish marked his Champions League debut with the pick of the goals in City’s wild 6-3 win over Leipzig, whose forward Christopher Nkunku scored a hat trick in vain in the teams’ opening group-stage match on Wednesday.
Picking up a loose ball on the left, Grealish set off into the area, dropped his shoulder to create some space, and curled a shot high into the corner in the 56th minute.
That made it 4-2 at the Etihad Stadium and after Nkunku slotted home from a tight angle to complete his hat trick and give Leipzig hope of a point, goals by Joao Cancelo – a long-range effort – and Gabriel Jesus secured victory for City.
Nathan Ake’s header from Grealish’s corner put City ahead in the 16th before Leipzig defender Nordi Mukiele tried to cushion a header back to the keeper from Kevin De Bruyne’s right-wing cross, only to put it into his own net in the 28th.
Nkunku headed in from close range to make it 2-1 in the 42nd but Riyad Mahrez regained a two-goal lead for City by converting a penalty in first-half stoppage time. Nkunku brought the German team back into the game again by heading home Dani Olmo’s deft chip into the area past Ederson. (AP)

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