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28-7-2022  

B y Suman suthar      

In spite of Manchester City's 1-0 victory over Bayern Munich on Saturday night in Green Bay, the two sides were unable to play the entire 90 minutes of the scheduled encounter.

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A thunderstorm that was in the region caused an early delay of around 15 minutes in the start of the game at Lambeau Field.After the game had finally begun, City got off to a blazing fast start and seized the lead within the first 12 minutes of play due to a goal scored by Erling Haaland in his first professional game.

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However, as soon as the celebrations in Haaland were over, the players were removed off the field in order to protect them from the worsening rain.After the second delay, which lasted for about an hour, an announcement was made stating that the game will continue, albeit in a condensed version of its previous self.

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It is a typical occurrence in the sport of cricket for matches to be shortened in duration as a result of adverse weather, but for supporters of soccer, this was uncharted terrain.

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Man City provided the following update through their Twitter account: "We can confirm that after the players have returned to the pitch and have warmed up we will be playing 27 minutes, followed by a brief half-time break, before playing a further 40-minute second-half."

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After the resumption of play, Haaland once again put the ball into the back of the net, but the referee ruled that his goal should not count since he was offside.Haaland was replaced with fellow new striker Julian Alvarez during the halftime break in order to make room for Alvarez.

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But it was a defender named Rico Lewis, who was just 17 years old, who came the closest to scoring the game's second goal when he struck the post at the conclusion of a winding run.

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