Erling Haaland was decisive once again with two goals as Manchester City comfortable saw off Sevilla 4-0 in Spain to open their UEFA Champions League campaign.
Erling Haaland enjoyed a devastating start to life at City and was on fire again as he became only the fourth player to score on his first appearance for three different teams in the UEFA Champions League.
The only surprising aspect of the game was City and Haaland only managed a single goal in the first half as Sevilla looked every inch the team desperately lacking in confidence.
As the hosts began to think more forward in the second half, City picked them out as Phil Foden capped a fine display with a goal and Haaland took his season tally to 12 in seven games before Ruben Dias finished in stoppage time. as he forced home the corner.
City’s opening score seemed a formality amid a dominant start and the goal duly arrived in the 20th minute when Kevin De Bruyne got behind Marcos Acuna and finished with a simple finish for Haaland.
Despite City’s control, clear-cut chances remained rare and Sevilla could have equalized just before the break, but Papu Gomez headed over after latching on to Thomas Delaney’s knockdown.
However, it was no shock when City doubled their advantage. Yassine Bounou produced a good save to deny De Bruyne when one-on-one, but could do little to keep out Foden’s sweep into the bottom right-hand corner not long after.
Foden then saw a shot deflected straight at Haaland for his simple second goal and Dias capped an emphatic victory late on with a close-range finish from Joao Cancelo’s cross.