– Borussia Monchenglabach vs Man City Champions League clash ended in a 2-0 win for the visitors
– Bernardo Silva and Gabriel Jesus scored a goal apiece in either half of the last 16 tie to guide City to victory
– The Manchester side will be looking to get the job done during the second leg for a chance to book a place in the quarter-finals
– They remain unbeaten in 19 outings across competitions, with their last defeat dating back to November 2020
Man City have one step in the quarter-finals of this season’s Champions League after securing a crucial 2-0 away win over Borussia Monchenglabach in the first leg of their last 16 fixture.
City went into the Wednesday night, February 24, clash off a fine run of results as they are currently unbeaten in as many as 18 games across competitions.
Buoyed by their 1-0 win over Arsenal at the weekend in the Premier League, the Manchester city put their best foot forward during their trip to Puskas Arena in Budapest, Hungary, with Bernardo Silva and Gabriel Jesus scoring in either half of the encounter to inspire the Citizens to victory.
The visitors had a string of goalscoring chances during the opening exchanges not the tie but Monchenglabach’s resolute defence fended off any danger.
However, City finally broke the deadlock on the half-hour mark through Silva who nodded home from João Cancelo’s well-floated cross from the left.
The homeside’s best chance of the half came via Alassane Plea who could not make it count as City headed into the break the better side.
The restart in the first half saw Monchenglabach show intent to equalise and nearly restored parity in the 50th minute but both Ramy Bensebaini and Stefan Lainer could not get the best out of the chance.
Jesus went on to double City’s advantage in the 65th minute, pouncing on Silva’s header that missed the target from another Cancelo cross.
Efforts by the hosts to pull one back were unfruitful as Pep Guardiola’s wards held on to claim a deserved victory.
The win mean the Etihad dwellers are yet to suffer defeat in 19 outings, with their last loss dating back to November 2020.
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