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Rico Lewis Shines and Claims Player-of-the-Match Award after Man City win.

Rico Lewis: A Rising Star Shines in Manchester City's Champions League Triumph

In a pulsating 3-1 triumph against Young Boys in the UEFA Champions League, Manchester City's Rico Lewis stole the spotlight as he earned the Player of the Match award, leaving fans and teammates in awe.

The match witnessed a rollercoaster of emotions, with Manuel Akanji firing the visitors ahead shortly after half-time. However, the hosts struck back instantly through Meschack Elia, setting the stage for a gripping encounter.

Erling Haaland proved his mettle, restoring Manchester City's lead from the penalty spot before securing the three points with a sublime curling strike into the top corner, leaving Young Boys stunned.

Yet, amid the remarkable performances from established stars, it was the 18-year-old sensation Rico Lewis who stole the show. As pointed out, his incredible statistics painted a vivid picture of his impact on the game. Lewis registered an impressive 96 touches of the ball, maintained a perfect 100% tackle success rate, and displayed exceptional accuracy with a 91% pass completion rate in the challenging conditions of Switzerland.

In the aftermath of the match, an elated Lewis expressed his joy and gratitude at being awarded the Player of the Match accolade. "I've been wanting this for a while," he told the club's website, highlighting his ambition and determination to make a mark on the footballing stage.

"Today, I was a bit frustrated with the goal against us, I think I could have done better there. But after five minutes I let that go and tried to create chances for us.

"I got back into the game. I’m buzzing. It was good. It’s a difficult game, a different challenge for us, the surface and the weather, the environment we’re in that they’re used to.

"But as you saw, the team is so good at adapting. We played so good in the first half, it was more back and forth in the second half but we got the job done.

"That’s how it goes. There’s a lot of chances in the game. If you don’t take them it could be difficult. In the end, the forwards scored their chances. We got the job done and won the game."

Looking ahead to the Premier League clash with arch-rivals Manchester United, Lewis acknowledged the significance of these special fixtures. Regardless of his role in the game, he expressed the excitement of being part of such an intense rivalry.

He stated: "They’re always special, for me, playing or not. It’s amazing to be a part of. We know what we need to do. We take it game by game and we do our best to win."

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