Pep Guardiola’s Priceless Reaction After Erling Haaland’s Brace During Man City’s UCL Clash vs Copenhagen

Pep Guardiola’s Priceless Reaction After Erling Haaland’s Brace During Man City’s UCL Clash vs Copenhagen

  • Erling Haaland was once again the man of the moment during Man City's Champions League clash with Copenhagen
  • The forward netted a brace in the first half of the Group G clash to take his goal tally to 19 from just 12 matches
  • His stunning performance left Pep Guardiola impressed, with the City boss spotted clapping for Haaland after he had scored one of his two goals

Erling Haaland left Pep Guardiola agape after he netted twice for Man City during the Champions League.

The Norwegian picked from where he left on Sunday during the Manchester derby by finding the back of the net twice in City's 5-0 win against Copenhagen.

Erling Haaland, Pep Guardiola, Man City, Etihad Stadium, Champions League, Copenhagen.
Erling Haaland celebrates scoring the opening goal during the UEFA Champions League Group G match at the Etihad Stadium. Photo by Nick Potts.
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The 22-year-old has enjoyed a hot start to life since he joined the English champions, having already scored 19 goals in just 12 appearances.

Haaland's hat-trick against the Red Devils at the Etihad Stadium appeared to be the crowning moment of his fine run of form.

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However, the youngster proved that he still has much to offer by scoring a brace against the Danish side in Group G of the Champions League on Wednesday night.

The forward needed just seven minutes to open his goal account for the evening before he netted his second in the 32nd minute.

Pep Guardiola reacts to Haaland's double vs Copenhagen

Like many of the football fans who have been keeping tabs on Haaland, Guardiola could not help but watch in amazement as the forward helped City rip Copenhagen apart.

Photos of Guardiola's reaction after Haaland's second goal showed the Spanish coach completely bewildered before giving his starman a round of applause.

Meanwhile, Riyad Mahrez and Julian Alvarez were the other goalscorers as City stormed to a 5-0 win over Copenhagen.

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The victory was enough to cement their lead on top of the group, with the English side boasting nine points from three matches.

They will now shift their attention to their upcoming Premier League clash with Southampton.

Pep explains why he subbed off Haaland

Earlier, Sports Brief reported Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has clarified that Erling Haaland was taken off at halftime to give him a rest after playing a lot of games this season.

Haaland started the game against Copenhagen and scored twice but was replaced at the start of the second half.

Guardiola has reiterated that he wants to keep him fresh ahead of the daunting game against Southampton.