Manchester City continues its Champions League season with a round of 16 victory over Borussia Mönchengladbach

After a dominant win in today’s first leg against Borussia Mönchengladbach in the round of 16 of the Champions League, Manchester City will take the lead by two goals

Due to Covid-19 restrictions in Germany, this game will be played in Budapest, Hungary but is still considered Mönchengladbach’s home game, meaning that all goals for City are considered away goals, while City won their group relatively easily, while Gladbach next to Real Madrid, Inter Milan and Shakhtar Donetsk rose in a difficult group

Pep Guardiola has brought a strong 23-man roster to Hungary with Kevin De Bruyne, Sergio Aguero and Ilkay Gundogan all fit after recent concerns Guardiola made five changes, recalling Aymeric Laporte, Gabriel Jesus and Phil Foden Aguero and De Bruyne were sitting on the bench

City dominated from the start and took the well-deserved lead when Bernardo Silva went home with a perfect cross from Joao Cancelo to the back post.The two reunited on an almost identical move after the break, and Bernardo went over this time the goal so that Gabriel could push Jesus home and give City two decisive away goals

“It’s a little bit of everything. Of course, Manchester City are an exceptional team that we have defended ourselves passionately against

“After the ball we did well and we weren’t brave enough in possession, made too many fundamental mistakes and our only half chances came right at the end

“We ran a lot knowing we had to, but we have to admit that we deserved to lose”We didn’t make the right decisions when the chance for a break came up At the same time, creating chances against Manchester City is not as easy as you think

Pep Guardiola, who speaks to BT Sport, still wants more from his team and refers more than once to the chance of Gabriel Jesus

“In general it was good, we controlled the game aside from one action at the end. Unfortunately we weren’t clinically ahead today when we were 1 on 1 and we need to improve that in this competition”

“He’s so smart we have to attack midfielders to attack the box and he did”

“He has to improve and know better sometimes to avoid taking risks, but he’s so smart and gives us something special so we can play. So happy for his two assists in the last third”

“The first leg is always more difficult, but in this competition we don’t have many chances and we have to be more clinical in advance. We couldn’t even dribble against one or the defenders. In this competition you have to be perfect to get through”

“If I see Bayern I wouldn’t believe it I’ll say again, my goal is West Ham For a long time we’ve thought about every game we try to win from Cheltenham to Old Trafford. The next challenge is West Ham over 12:30 pm When people say we have to accept it, but [we are] the team that only gets to the semi-finals once in ten years When they say it can win, no problem “

Bernardo Silva says his personal relationship with Joao Cancelo was key to City’s two goals tonight

“It was a good game for us, a good win, very important, we know how tough this competition can be. You make a mistake and you’re out. So we just tried to play, not make mistakes, that Controlling possession as always and creating chances and scoring goals It was a very good game for us but it’s not over yet. It’s a good win “

“I try to practice a lot [header], especially now that we have competitions with Ruben to see who can score more goals with their heads I think I was lucky tonight that Joao gave me a great ball likes to score points and help the team

“He’s a great player, I’ve played with him at Benfica for seven years, we’re of the same generation, I know him well. So the connection is good, he knows my timing, I know how good he is at balls like this It was a very good goal. His passing skills and overall he has had a great season and I’m happy for him “

“It’s been my fourth season here in Man City, a great squad, great staff, joy to play with these guys It’s been a good season for us so far, but we have to keep going because we’re only halfway through

“It’s always been like this for the past four seasons. We have a card, a way of playing. Players get injured, some players can’t play for many reasons The style of play continues and it’s a good sign”

19 wins in a row, 26 unbeaten and now 12 away wins in a row to set a new English record

The referee blows to end a dominant city performance With two away goals, the Blues have full control of this draw Bernardo Silva and Gabriel Jesus convert to Joao Cancelo’s brilliance

City rises on the other end and a free kick from Riyad Mahrez is clearly beaten. Can you get a third to put the cherry on the cake?

Hofmann is injured and VAR has agreed with the referee that there was no foul by Cancelo

Hofmann von Gladbach meets Joao Cancelo and goes downstairs The ‘hosts’ want the penalty, but the referee says no

The last 20 minutes could give a good idea of ​​who will face West Ham

With a two-goal cushion, Guardiola can afford to bring in subs, but may have those who are already out there finish the game and then turn to Stones, De Bruyne and others for the league game

Gabriel Jesus makes up for this mistake and transforms another brilliant cancelo cross from a short distance, which Bernardo returns to the six-yard box

The cross goes into the penalty area and Alassane Plea shoots a shot on goal with acrobatic effort. Just wide

City can end that tie tonight if they step it up this second half, but you wonder how Gung-Ho Guardiola is going to deal with City’s past disappointments in Europe

You are currently in control of the tie: do you risk losing it to get an easier return leg?

Gabriel Jesus is done with all the time in the world after a bad back pass but he takes too long and lets the challenge in and prevents him from getting a shot Very poor

It was a more even start to the second half, Gladbach trying to create a little more than the first half and City just making sure they were solid behind and in possession

So we want to know if you can narrow down these formidable players to one player of the season

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