Man City cruise past Schalke
Man City 7 (10)vs(2) 0 Schalke
Manchester City eased their way into the quarter finals of the Champions League with a dominant 7-0 win against Schalke.
The opening 10 minutes were relatively quiet with no team causing much of a threat to go in front.
Sergio Augero nearly took the lead after 13 minutes when Raheem Sterling set up the striker but he hit the post from six yards out.
The Schalke defence had been excellent inside the first half hour and made it difficult for City to breakdown the backline.
Just after, City were awarded a penalty as Bernado Silva was brought down by Jeffrey Bruma.
Augero stepped up and cooly Panenka-styled his penalty down the middle.
Benjamin Stambouli had Schalke’s first chance of the game but his shot trickled wide.
Soon after Augero bagged his second.
Sterling did excellent in the box to set up his team-mate who smashed the ball home from close range, although this came with some VAR controversy.
Leroy Sane extended the lead to three when Zinchenko’s perfect pass into the box allowed Sane to drill the ball under the keeper and into the bottom corner.
The German has now scored in both fixtures against his former club.
HT Man City 3-0 Schalke
Sane nearly doubled his tally but the winger dragged his shot just wide.
Instantly he nearly did again after rounding the keeper and slotting home into an empty net, but VAR ruled the goal out for offside.
Once more City had the ball in the back of the net as Sterling fired home from a Sane cross.
After yet another VAR viewing the goal was awarded.
Man City’s quality showed and wouldn’t allow Schalke more than a few seconds on the ball.
City scored their fifth of the game with 20 minutes left through Silva.
Zinchenko linked well with Sane who cut the ball back to Silva who placed home.
Sane’s class showed all game and gained another assist, this time for youngster Phil Foden, who rounded the keeper and tapped the ball into an empty net.
The goals kept coming for City and Gabriel Jesus joined the scoresheet with seven minutes left.
City are the third English club through to the next round following in Manchester United and Tottenham’s footsteps.
In the other game tonight Juventus beat Athletico Madrid 3-0.