The 2-1 victory means the club have taken six points from their opening two Champions League group matches and look set to cruise through to the competition’s knock-out phase.
The win wasn’t as straight forward as their 4-0 thumping of Sevilla, though, with the Citizens needing to come from behind to triumph.
Jude Bellingham opened the scoring for the German side in the 56th minute and they actually looked good value to go on and get something from the game.
However, a John Stones rocket with 10 minutes to go gave the home side an added edge.
Before the typically lethal Erling Haaland scored one of the most acrobatic goals you’re ever likely to see, proving once again, that he’s just a different breed.
It was a big win for City on the night, but Pep Guardiola wasn’t satisfied after the final whistle and decided to give the referee a piece of his mind.
Presumably, Guardiola wasn’t happy with some aspect of the game and needed to vent his anger to the official, which, as you well know, isn’t unusual for top managers hell-bent on winning.
Yet this time, the Spaniards antics backfired, and he ended up swiftly running to the referee to hug him and apologise for his actions after getting booked for his behaviour.
It’s a classic Pep moment, that’s for sure.
View it for yourself below.
WATCH: Pep’s hilarious full-time antics
Pep is hilarious I love him pic.twitter.com/cs2eQmJgT4— 🕊 (@idoxzi) September 14, 2022
Pep Guardiola has to be one of the strangest characters in football 😭pic.twitter.com/CMitxuzO2U— DJ™️ (@ChiesaLFC) September 14, 2022
Ah, you just love to see it.
Guardiola, Jurgen Klopp, Antonio Conte, all top managers are partial to that kind of behaviour.
And why we don’t condone getting up in the official’s face in such a way, the way Guardiola runs over and gives him that big apology hug after, before then returning to have a go is just too funny.