Manchester City have seen themselves into the Champions League quarter-finals, whilst eliminating Borussia Monchengladbach. In a similar vein to the first leg, it was a two-nil victory on the night. First-half goals from Gundogan and a wonder-strike from De Bruyne ensured their place in the round of eight.
Classic Manchester City
From the word go, this was a textbook Manchester City performance. Taking an early lead twelve minutes, then doubling it six minutes later, and after that, it was all Man City.
The Citizens controlled the game and its tempo. They created the games most dangerous chances, and with that, they showed their complete dominance over the tie.
Whilst Manchester City would only score the two, it was clear from the quality of the goals that City were in control. De Bruyne’s goal was exceptional a twenty-yard rocket, that above all else showed exactly why De Bruyne left the game as MOTM.
Gundogan’s was maybe not the type of rocket to spring you out of your seat, but it was equally impressive. Phil Foden’s mazy run was an expert showing of quick feet and exceptional dribbling, before producing an exquisite pass to lay Gundogan through who finished with style.
The rest of the game would follow the City template of this season. Total control, nye on playing with their food before eating it. Tuesday nights victory marked yet another incredible Manchester City performance as they stormed into the Champions League quarter-finals.
Manchester City will find out who they will be facing next in the Champions League this Friday as the draw for the quarter-finals is made.
The Citizens are having an exceptional season, the Premier League is all but wrapped up as they sit fourteen points clear at the top. With a Carabao Cup final coming up, alongside, FA and Champions League quarter-finals could a treble, or even a quadruple be on the way?
For Monchengladbach, they are having a particularly poor season. They sit tenth in the Bundesliga, and are currently on a nine-match streak without a win in all competitions.