Borussia Monchengladbach 0-2 Man City: Bernardo Silva and Gabriel Jesus make it 19 straight wins for City
- Updated: February 25, 2021
Report as Pep Guardiola’s men record their 19th straight win; Bernardo Silva and Gabriel Jesus punish Bundesliga side as City take command of Champions League last-16 tie
Manchester City sent out a message to their Champions League rivals with a dominant 2-0 victory over Borussia Monchengladbach.
Although storming towards the Premier League title, City are missing the Champions League from their trophy cabinet as Pep Guardiola has yet to take them past the semi-finals, but his side are on course for a genuine tilt at this season’s competition following a commanding display at the Puskas Arena.
Bernardo Silva opened the scoring with a clever header following a Joao Cancelo cross from the left before Gabriel Jesus bundled home the second after another header across goal from Bernardo.
How the City machine kept on rolling…
Guardiola decided not to start Kevin De Bruyne and Sergio Aguero after their recent fitness issues, naming both on the bench, but such are City’s confidence levels there is no urgent need for either player.
They were comfortable and fluid from the outset in Budapest, fizzing the ball around and giving the German side little time on the ball.
The only frustration may have been the lack of clear-cut chances created, but Monchengladbach rarely looked capable of punishing them.
Source: Sky Sports