Bernardo Silva put on a stunning display to help Manchester City produce one of the comfortable football results of the midweek action in the Champions League. It was Riyadh Mahrez who opened the scoring in the seventh minute before Silva doubled their advantage in the 17th minute. Phil Foden made it three in the 32nd minute before Silva scored his second in the 44th minute. He then had a goal disallowed for offside before Raheem Sterling completed the scoring in the 58th minute.
Sporting: Adan (5), Esgaio (5), Coates (5), Inacio (5), Porro (5), Reis (4), Palhinha (5), Matheus (5), Goncalves (5), Sarabia (6), Paulinho (5)
Subs:Tabata (6), Ugarte (6), Neto (6), Slimani (6)
Man City: Ederson (7), Stones (8), Dias (7), Laporte (7), Cancelo (7), Rodrigo (7), De Bruyne (8), Bernardo (9), Mahrez (8), Foden (8), Sterling (9)
Subs: Gundogan (6), Zinchenko (6), Fernandinho (6), Ake (6), Delap (6)
Man of the match: Bernardo Silva
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola: “Today we were so clinical. We saw in the first five, six, or seven minutes how dangerous they were. The difference between the sides is not 5-0. But upfront we were so clinical. They attack with a lot of players and we punished them on the counter-attacks. The players know me. They know that we can do better. There were a few players who still didn’t read well what we have to do in terms of build-up. We can do better. It is just a game and a fantastic result. We need one more game to be in the quarter-finals. We will now focus on the Premier League.”
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