Two iconic players from Europe’s old guard were in the spotlight on Tuesday as Manchester City and Leipzig went into the Champions League knockout rounds with two games to spare.
Having already become the oldest player in the Champions League, Porto defender Pepe has become the oldest scorer above Milan and three above Newcastle.
Manchester City maintained their unblemished record with a 3-0 win over Young Boys and exited Group G. Erling Haaland scored two goals and City extended its unbeaten home winning streak in European soccer’s elite club competition to 28 games. Phil Foden also scored a goal.
German team Leipzig took the lead with a hard-fought 2-1 win over Red Star Belgrade. Goals in both halves from Javi Simons and Lois Openda secured Leipzig another victory over the Serbian champion, bringing the team to nine points, trailing on the