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Pep Guardiola pleads for Manchester City fans to attend games following Leipzig demolition

Pep Guardiola pleads for Manchester City fans to attend games following Leipzig demolition

City down Leipzig on Matchday 1

Manchester City provided a reminder of their Champions League credentials with a comprehensive, if high scoring, 6-3 win over Bundesliga outfit RB Leipzig. Racing into a 2-0 lead, they were consistently pegged back by the visitors, thanks to a brilliant Christopher Nkunku hat-trick, but always looked in control of the tie, and ran out deserved winners.

The highlight of the game was undoubtedly a superb goal from new boy Jack Grealish, who provided a goal and assist on his Champions League debut.

The result leaves Manchester City top of their group after the first round of fixtures, with a trip to Paris to take on Lionel Messi and PSG next on the agenda.

Pep pleads for more fans

For such a well-oiled and successful side, you would think that filling a stadium wouldn’t be a problem. Certainly, the fans present last night would feel like they got their money’s worth. However,  just 38,062 attended, leaving their 55,000 seat capacity stadium looking very empty.

In the aftermath of their victory, Guardiola was quick to plead for more fans attending the games, saying:

“I’d like more people to come on Saturday. We will be tired. Southampton are so dangerous. I invite all our people to come 3pm to watch our game.”

This comes as Manchester City demonstrated once again their difficulties in shifting tickets for their home fixtures, even resorting to offering them on discount websites such as student discount site unidays, much to the delight of rival fans.

Will the Etihad be full come Saturday, or will Guardiola’s plea fall on deaf ears?

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