Man City cruise history Gladbach to brink of Champions League last eight

February 25, 2021 Sports
Premier Group leaders Manchester City closed in on the Champions League quarter-finals after cruising recent Borussia Moenchengladbach witha cozy 2-0 get in Wednesday's Champions Group last 16, primary leg tie in Budapest.

A first 1 / 2 header from Bernardo Silva and a Gabriel Jesus hit in the next extended an absolute streak by Pep Guardiola's high-flying area to 19 games in all competitions.

With six changes from the side which started Sunday's make an impression on Arsenal City camped inside Gladbach half for almost all of the overall game, moved to Hungary due to Germany's Covid-19 travel restrictions.
Although clear favourites City took time to breakdown a stubborn German defence on the other hand, generally foiled by the interceptions of Algeria left-again Ramy Bensebaini.

Debutants found in the Champions Little league knockout stages, a good nervy Gladbach have been urged by trainer Marco Rose to come to be brave against Guardiola's area.

Although France's Alassane Plea was almost through on goal on 20 minutes after a unusual counterattack, deep-lying Gladbach succumbed to the installation pressure in the 29th minute.

A sublime inch-perfect cross by Portuguese defender Joao Cancelo curled over the defence from the still left to attain his compatriot Silva who flicked a close-collection header recent Yann Sommer.

The 26-year-old Cancelo, impressive throughout, almost doubled the lead 5 minutes from the break but his shot from simply outside the box pinged over the bar.

Early in the second half Jesus should have converted immediately after latching on to a badly judged backpass simply by Bensebaini but saw his shot blocked by simply Swiss defender Nico Elvedi.
Apart from a good lunging backheel from Plea that flashed just wide of Ederson's far content on the hour tag, City comfortably contained the Germans, and went two up in the 65th minute.

Another majestic cross-field go by Cancelo again found Silva who this time around headed back over the goalmouth for Jesus to fire residence and seal City's 19th successive victory.

The loss in the Puskas Arena leaves Gladbach, who managed just one single shot on target through the entire game, needing a near miracle in the return leg scheduled for March 16 in Manchester.