Dhe English football champions Manchester City have found their way back to success in the Champions League. Three weeks after the defeat at Paris St. Germain (0: 2), the finalist from the previous season won 5: 1 (2: 0) at Belgian champions FC Bruges. At times, the team showed impressive offensive football with numerous combinations and goals.
Joao Cancelo (30.), Riyad Mahrez (43./Foul penalty, 84.), Kyle Walker (53.) and the only 19-year-old Cole Palmer (67.) scored for the team of team manager Pep Guardiola, Hans Vanaken (81 .) for the Belgians. With six points from three games, City are back on course for the last sixteen after their recent success in Leipzig Group A, Bruges follow with four points. The Belgians had surprised so far and won 2-1 at RB Leipzig and fought 1-1 at home against Paris Saint-Germain, but they had no chance against City.
Meanwhile, Sporting Lisbon won its first victory in Group C of Borussia Dortmund. The Portuguese won the duel between two previously pointless teams at Besiktas Istanbul with 4: 1 (3: 1). Sebastian Coates (15th / 27th), Pablo Sabaria (44th / penalty) and Paulinho (89th) scored for Sporting, while Cyle Larin (24th) shortened for Besiktas.