Sevilla vs. Manchester City live score, updates, highlights & lineups as Haaland strikes for Guardiola’s men

By | September 6, 2022

Erling Haaland gave Manchester City the lead in their Champions League Group G opener against Sevilla and Phil Foden doubled the visitors’ lead at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan after halftime.

Haaland converted Kevin De Bruyne’s cross to score his 11th goal in seven games since joining City from Borussia Dortmund. It was also the Norway superstar’s 24th strike in 20 career Champions League outings.

Sevilla sent on striker Rafa Mir at the break in an attempt to offer greater attacking threat but that left them exposed on the break for Foden to complete a smart dribble and finish.

Manuel Akanji was handed his City debut as Pep Guardiola reshuffled his defence in the injury absence of Kyle Walker and John Stones against Sevilla, who have taken one point form their first four LaLiga games this season.

Sporting News is following the match live and providing live score updates and commentary.

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Sevilla vs. Man City live score

  1H 2H Final
SEV 0 0
MCI 1 2


MCI — Erling Haaland (Kevin De Bruyne) — 20th min.

MCI — Phil Foden (Joao Cancelo) — 58th min.

MCI — Erling Haaland (Phil Foden) — 67th min.

Sevilla vs. Man City live updates, highlights from the Champions League

67th minuteGOOOAAALLLL!!!! Haaland!!!

Foden drives another shot across Bono, who parries it out and of course Haaland is there to snaffle the rebound. 

65th minute: Dolberg is on for Sevilla and he causes City some problems, driving at their defence. The ball comes to Papu Gomz and Rodri does well to get back and block the shot.

64th minute: Gundogan has the ball in the net but Foden was offside when he nodded it back in his direction.

63th minute: Acuna launches a deep cross from the left and Mir scrambles to get on the end of his. His stretching volley ends up hitting the hoardings.

62nd minute: Haaland attacks a cross but can’t quite manage his second of the night and 12th of the season. Grealish ends a productive hour on his return by making way for Gundogan.

58th minuteGOOOALLLL!!!! Foden!!

There’s number two and it’s a little gem of a goal from Foden. City pass triangles deep in their own territory. It’s a touch dicey but it suckers Sevilla in and Bernardo Silva is away on the break. Cancelo joins the attack to find Foden. The England international displays lovely close control before clipping a left-footed finish into he bottom right corner.

53rd minute: Grealish finds Rodri, who tries his luck and sends a 25-yard shot dripping fairly harmlessly off target.

51st minute: Now Cancelo has a go and scuffs wide from outside the box. Guardiola looks a little pensive on the bench, knowing his team are tempting fate by not scoring the second.

50th minute: Sevilla don’t get the corner fully clear and Haaland is unable to prod home. Two let-offs in quick succession for Lopetegui’s side.

49th minute: Sensational save from Bono! Mir makes a bit of a nuisance of himself in the City box but Guardiola’s men are able to break. Haaland sends De Bruyne clean through but Sevilla’s goalkeeper stands his ground and tips around the post.

46th minute: Perhaps unsurprisingly, Lopetegui has opted to make a couple of changes. Mir and Jordan are on for Rakitic and Delaney. In Mir, the hosts now have an orthodox centre-forward to ask some more robust questions of Dias and Akanji, on the proviso they get enough of the ball to make that happen.

Halftime: The only consolation for Sevilla is it’s only 1-0. City have been completely and utterly dominant and it’s a bit warm to be chasing the ball around that much, quite frankly. Grab yourselves a drink and we’ll reconvene in 10 minutes or so.

43rd minute: This is a sort of footballing purgatory for Sevilla, who are being pinned relentlessly into their own third. Eventually Grealish releases De Bruyne down the left channel and his low cross is cleared behind. Lopetegui’s men deal with the corner.

40th minute: Sergio Gomez has settled into his task nicely for City, but he gives away a freekick with a fairly agricultural foul on Delaney. It results in his namesake Papu having Sevilla’s best chance of the night, but he hacks a bouncing ball over.

38th minute: Talking of flawed logic, Sevilla have coughed up possession to Haaland. There’s a nice give and go with Grealish but the angle is against him and Bono saves.

37th minute: Telles comes off second best in a tussle with Rodri, who is about a foot taller. Acuna takes exception to Sevilla not getting the free-kick by giving away a petulant free-kick. I’m afraid his logic is a little flawed.

35th minute: It’s not always been the case in City colours but there’s a familiar swagger about Grealish. He releases Gomez with a scoop down the left. The full-back’s cross can’t reach the lurking Haaland.

32nd minute: Sevilla win a corner. Grealish gets up to head clear as far as Acuna, who fizzes a daisy cutter wide from just shy of 30 yards.

30th minute: De Bruyne took his time standing over that one. It ended up being a fine effort, rippling the side netting as Bono scrambled for his near post.

28th minute: The experiment of Telles playing on the left wing has been ditched. He’s back to wing-back and Sevilla are now playing a back five. All hands to the pump as Papu Gomez fouls Silva on the edge of his own box.

25th minute: Sevilla really under the pump here. After an enterprising start they now look like a side who have lost four of their first five games this season. City, with Foden and Grealish to the fore are all over them.

20st minuteGOOOAALLLLL!!!! Haaland!

Yep, him again. Foden finds De Bruyne overlapping. His shots might be all over the shop at the moment but his radar for a final ball is unwavering. It’s an inviting cross and Haaland thrusts out a leg at the back post for his 11th of the season and 24th in 20 Champions League appearances.

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19th minute: Turn the power down, Kevin! Grealish seems to really like the look of Navas and shimmies inside again to tee up his team-mate. This time on his right-foot, the normally precise De Bruyne sends another shot into orbit.

16th minute: Dias flips a lovely pass behind the Sevilla defence. Foden’s run is excellent but he can’t get his shot away and his penalty appeals lack any conviction.

15th minute: A slightly nervous hack into midfield from Sergio Gomez pays off as Haaland drops deep and then chews up the ground ahead of him. But the attack ends with De Bruyne clumping a left-footed effort miles off target.

13th minute: Grealish quickens the tempo, cuts inside Navas the fires into the side netting. Promising stuff from the England man.

12th minute: City settle into a bit of total football, that sees Dias buccaneering forward from centre-back before right-back Cancelo has a shot blocked.

8th minute: First sight of goal for Haaland as he glances De Bruyne’s right-wing cross wide. He should have done better, in all honesty.

5th minute: Hmmm, after that Silva effort before, Foden has just boomed a pass over Grealish’s head for a throw-in. City haven’t quite worked out the size of the pitch yet!

3rd minute: Quickly taken freekick from Isco switches the angle of the Sevilla attack. Gomez combines with the overlapping Navas to deliver into the box. Dias hacks clear.

2nd minute: Probing dribble towards the left-hand edge of Sevilla’s box by Silva but the City playmaker overhits his attempted switch to Foden.

1st minute: A couple of early assured touches for Akanji. It looks like Sevilla are playing a back four to start with, but Lopetegui has selected personnel to be flexible.

3 mins from kickoff: The teams are out, competition anthem done. Haaland is slapping some aggressively friendly handshakes during the introductions. 

10 mins from kickoff: City won 3-1 on their previous visit to the Ramon Sanchez Pijzuan in November 2015, but that stands as one of only three wins out of 13 Champions League away games in Spain (D2 L8).

30 mins from kickoff: City have a key Premier League clash against Tottenham on the horizon on Saturday, but Guardiola has resisted any urge to rest this man.

45 mins from kickoff: Looking at that City line-up, Jack Grealish might relish his role tonight. For the vast majority of his time under Guardiola, the England star has operated off the left with an inverted fullback, normally the right-footed Joao Cancelo, behind him. City have played with their full-backs bulking up defensive midfield this season, meaning their wingers have generally been isolated with a focus on retaining possession and creating space for the attacking talent in central areas. Gomez excelled at Anderlecht as an orthodox, attacking left-back. If he overlaps effectively, we could see Grealish dribbling inside with renewed menace.

1 hour from kickoff: Here’s how Sevilla line up. Former Real Madrid playmaker Isco, who seemed to be linked with City every year for about a decade, is starting.

1 hr 15 mins from kickoff: Here’s the City XI. There’s a debut for Manuel Akanji and a full debut for Sergio Gomez in the back four, with Kyle Walker and John Stones absent through injury. Jack Grealish is fit again and making his first start since the opening day of the season.

1hr 25 mins from kickoff: We’re just 15 minutes away from the first Pep Guardiola Champions League teamsheet of the season. Although those only really tend to get hallucinogenic during the latter knockout rounds. Anyway, the man himself has been talking to BT Sport about that Real Madrid nightmare, his new number nine and his friendship with former Barcelona team-mate and current Sevilla boss Julen Lopetegui.

1 hr 45 mins from kickoff: So then, is this finally going to be the year for City? “F***, I don’t know,” was Pep Guardiola when asked whether Champions League glory was on the cards after the heartbreak of the past two seasons for the Premier League winners. Erling Haaland certainly has the capacity to be the difference maker, even if Saturday’s 1-1 draw at Aston Villa showed a few teething problems remain with this new iteration. That’s nothing compared to Sevilla’s start to the LaLiga season, which has been rank. One point from four games means they’ll be leaning heavily on the club’s well-established European pedigree to help spark a magical night at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan.

2 hours from kickoff: Hello and welcome to The Sporting News’ live coverage of the Champions League Group G opener between Sevilla and Manchester City at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan.

Sevilla vs. Man City lineups

Interestingly, Lopetegui appears to have opted for a favoured Guardiola tactic. It remains to be seen exactly how the Sevilla lineup shakes out, but Isco and Papu Gomez look like they might share false nine duties in an expected 3-4-3.

Sevilla starting lineup (3-4-3, right to left): Bono (GK) — Nianzou, Gudelj, Carmona — Navas, Rakitic, Delaney, Acuna — Gomez, Isco, Telles

Guardiola has handed a debut to new signing Manuel Akanji at the heart of defence, while fellow recent arrival Sergio Gomez also gets his first start at left-back. Kyle Walker and John Stones’ injury absences are the main reasons for the reshuffle. Jack Grealish makes his first appearance since suffering fitness setback on the second weekend of the season against Bournemouth.

Manchester City starting lineup (4-3-3, right to left): Ederson — Cancelo, Akanji, Dias, Gomez — De Bruyne, Rodri, Silva — Foden, Haaland, Grealish.

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How to watch Sevilla vs. Man City

  UK USA Canada Australia
Date Tuesday, September 6 Tuesday, September 6 Tuesday, September 6 Wednesday, September 7
Time 20:00 BST 15:00 ET 15:00 ET 05:00 AEST
TV channel BT Sport 2 TUDN Stan Sport
Streaming BT Sport Paramount+, ViX DAZN Stan Sport

UK: BT Sport will be showing the match live on BT Sport 2. Subscribers to the pay-TV channel can also watch via the BT Sport website and app.

USA: CBS streams every Champions League match on Paramount+, with select matches televised on CBS or CBS Sports. Univision places select matches across its TV networks and Sevilla v City will be aired on TUDN. All matches from the group stage are also available via Univision’s ViX streaming platform.

Canada: Every Champions League game streams live on DAZN.

Australia: Fans can watch Champions League action via Stan Sport.