Manchester City cruised to a 7 – 0 victory at Etihad stadium on Tuesday night and a sealed a place in the quarterfinals of the UEFA Champions league.
After snatching a 3 – 2 win in Gelsenkirchen in the first leg, the Cityzens more than completed the task with an 10-2 aggregate win with Sergio Aguero and Leroy Sane at the forefront of the second leg humiliation.
Raheem Sterling, Bernardo Silva, Phil Foden and Gabriel Jesus scored a goal each to add to Sane’s effort and Aguero’s double.
The visitors looked destined to be defeated from the off and the signs became glaring from the 35th minute when former Chelsea defender Jeffrey Bruma fell Bernardo Silva in the box. Forward came Aguero to convert the penalty with a panenka that outfoxed Ralf Fahrmann in goal. The Argentine later doubled his tally, slotting between the goalkeeper’s legs with Sterling assisting him with a backheel.
Sane got in on the act to make it 3 for the hosts when he got on the end of a pass from Oleksandr Zinchenko to side-foot past Fahrmann. The German winger turned from goalscorer to provider as his square pass across the box was converted by Sterling, the goal was briefly ruled out for offside before VAR countered the ruling.
Sane continued to oppress his former employers as he provided yet another goal this time for Bernardo Silva to convert before Phil Foden got on the end of Sane’s pass to round Fahrmann and score the sixth of the night.
Just when the German side thought they have had enough, Gabriel Jesus hit the final nail on the coffin with his shot from the edge of the box which beat Fahrmann at his near post and resigned Schalke to the heaviest ever Champions league defeat for a German side.
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