Manchester City were not clinical enough despite beating Borussia Moenchengladbach 2-0 in the Champions League on Wednesday, coach Pep Guardiola said. Guardiola’s side have now won their last 19 games in all competitions but the Spaniard said they should have finished off their chances better in the round-of-16 first leg. The first leg is always more difficult.
At which point, with Ederson in possession, Manchester City simply walked the ball up the pitch and scored. Ten passes in total, broken only by a desperate sliding clearance from the midfielder Florian Neuhaus by his own penalty spot. Then 16 more passes, ending with João Cancelo’s pinpoint diagonal, Bernardo Silva’s header across goal and the finish from Gabriel Jesus.
Goals from Bernardo Silva and Gabriel Jesus place Man City into the ascendency of their Champions League tie with Borussia Monchengladbach. Silva and Jesus got on the scoresheet either side of half time as Pep Guardiola’s men pick up a well-deserved victory over their German opponents. Their return leg at the Etihad is due to take place on Tuesday 16 March.
|Champions League (League Winners): FC Bayern München|
|Champions League (League Position): RB Leipzig, VfL Wolfsburg, Eintracht Frankfurt|
|Europa Cup (League Position): Bayer 04 Leverkusen|
|Conference League Qualifying (League Position): Borussia Dortmund|
|Relegation (Playoff Relegation): DSC Arminia Bielefeld|
|Relegation (League Position): 1. FSV Mainz 05, FC Schalke 04|