In the clash with Borussia Gladbach, Manchester City easily earned a comfortable away lead ahead of the return leg of UCL 1/8 finals
Champions League last-16 knockout tie between Borussia Gladbach and Manchester City ended with a score of 0-2. The Citizens met no serious resistance on the road and easily got a comfortable lead to secure the progression to the next stage of the tournament.
That is City’s 12th away win in a row, a record for an English top-flight club.
The match went quietly and the visitors clearly had way more chances to win, Manchester City were possessing the ball a lot. And in the 30th minute, Manchester City’s full-back picked up the ball and headed it straight at Bernardo Silva’s head, who easily netted it.
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The second one was almost similar to the first. Joao Cancelo’s cross again found the head of Bernardo Silva. This time though Silva heads it across goal and Gabriel Jesus finished it from six yards.
The German club had only a few chances: Plea almost scored with his heel after a ground cross, as well as they tried to earn a penalty at the end of the match – the VAR ruled that there was no foul.
Clinton Morrison, the former Crystal Palace striker, about the match:
“The only disappointing thing for City is that they didn’t come away with a 3-0 or 4-0 because they had opportunities. I think the tie is over now, I think City have too much for Borussia Monchengladbach. But that’s a really good win for Pep’s team.”
Manchester City goalscorer Bernardo Silva shared his emotions right after the match:
“It was a good game for us, a good win. In this competition, you can make a mistake and you’re out. We tried to play simple football and not make mistakes. It’s not finished yet but it’s a good win.”
“I think tonight I was lucky Joao Cancelo gave me a great ball. I’m happy to score and help the team. Joao is an amazing player, I played with him seven years at Benfica, we’re the same generation. We have a good connection. He knows my timing and I know how good he is on these balls.”he said about the chemistry.
- Gabriel Jesus has now scored more goals (16) than Roberto Firmino (15). Roberto Carlos with 16 goals is the next Brazilian Gabi will overtake.
- Bernardo Silva’s opener was his 35th goal for Manchester City in all competitions, but only his third with a headed finish. Also, he has both scored and assisted in two of his last three games for Man City.
- Manchester City are the first team to keep a clean sheet in their first four away Champions League matches in a campaign since Manchester United did so in 2010-11.