Manchester City is in the quarterfinal of the Champions League. That conclusion can be reached after the first eighth final against Sporting Portugal. The Portuguese were without chance and were completely played away: 0-5.
The fact that it would be a no-chance mission for Sporting became clear early in the game. The top club from Portugal, which came second in the group phase at the expense of Borussia Dortmund, was completely overrun by the English in the opening phase. After seven minutes, Riyad Mahrez scored and ten minutes later Bernardo Silva also scored.
Sporting had not shown anything up to that point and that wouldnt change a moment in the match. The Portuguese fans will probably have feared double digits because there was a 0-4 gap on the scoreboard after 44 minutes. Phil Foden and Silva, who made his second goal of the evening, kicked in the accelerator.
Due to the 0-4, the loot was already in and thats why Manchester City, which was a few sizes too big, calmer in the second half. The highlight was from Raheem Sterling, who mercilessly hit the intersection from outside the sixteen. For Sporting, the last whistle could not come early enough. It barely created anything and was extra in a piece directed by Manchester City.
The return will be in two weeks, but is a formality: Manchester City can book the tickets in advance.
And theres also number two again 👀 Bernardo Silva scores 2-0, and what a gun shot is this say 💥 How much is City going to score? 🤔 #ZiggoSport #UCL #SPOMCI pic.twitter.com/xWX6rm18S7
— Ziggo Sport Football (@ZS_Voetbal) February 15, 2022