Manchester City Progresses To Champions League Quarter-finals

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Manchester City progressed to the Champions League quarter-finals after a 2-0 victory in the second leg of its last-16 tie against Borussia Monchengladbach at the Puskas Arena in Budapest, winning 4-0 on aggregate.

The match start brightly with both sides creating chances early on. Joao Cancelo played a lovely ball over the top for Phil Foden, but his flick was saved well by Monchengladbach goalkeeper Sommer. Breel Embolo tested City keeper Ederson with his shot deflecting off John Stones, forcing a fine save from the Brazilian.

City’s superior quality started to show and they took the lead in the 12th minute to add to its 2-0 aggregate lead from the first leg. Kevin De Bruyne fired a power shot onto the crossbar and into the net as City extended its advantage in the tie.

Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne scores during UEFA Champions League match against Borussia Monchengladbach

Soon after, it was two. City midfielder Phil Foden ran through Monchengladbach’s midfield, before playing a lovely diagonal pass for Gundogan waiting in the box.

The German curled the ball around the oncoming Sommer, scoring his 15th goal of the season.

Manchester City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan (8) scores against Borussia Monchengladbach during UEFA Champions League match

Mahrez had many chances to extend City’s lead in the second half, however, he could not find the third. Inside three minutes, Gundogan slid the ball into his feet, but he dragged his shot wide, despite having options on either side.

The Algerian was then stopped twice by Sommer in quick succession. Sommer did all this best to stop the Premier League leaders from further extending its lead. Monchengladbach also had a few late efforts, but none were particularly close.

The game ended 2-0 to City as they progressed to the quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions League. The Champions League quarter-final and semi-final draw will hold on Friday the 19th.

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