Manchester City last night eased past German side Borrusia Mochengladbach 2-0 in the first leg of Champions League round of 16. The win brings Pep Guardiola’s team record to 19 in a row in all competitions.
City was content to bid its time, and the opener arrived just before the half hour mark when Bernardo Silva nodded in Cancelo’s sumptuous cross from deep at the back.
Borrusia, appearing at this Champions League stage for the first time in 43 years, went down by two goals in the 65th minute when Gabriel Jesus was set up by Silva.
Ederson Moarels proved vital for the Premier League outfit in the 90th minute after making a sublime save to deny Hannes Wolf a chance to reduce the deficit.
Manchester City have fallen at the quarter-final stage in each of the past three seasons of the Champions League. But their current form has given manager Guardiola hope, now that Bayern Munich, Liverpool, Real Madrid and Barcelona seem to be out of form.