UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

Manchester City ran riot against Sporting CP

Sporting CP vs Manchester City
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Manchester City scored five against Sporting CP away from home in their Champions League round of 16 tie.

City, who finished runners-up last season, blew Sporting away with a dominant first-half display, becoming the first team in Champions League history to lead by four goals at halftime. Former Benfica player Bernardo Silva was the star of this game, scoring two goals and assisting one.

Bernardo extended their lead with a stunning half-volleyed finish that crashed into the net off the underside of the bar following a corner. Bernardo Silva nearly scored a hattrick, but his third goal was disallowed by VAR. Manchester City ended game with 0-5 score.

Sporting were unable to muster a single shot on target during the 90-minute. “Today we were so clinical,” Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola told BT Sport. “We score every time we arrive in the first 20 minutes.”

Manchester City will play Sporting CP at Etihad Stadium on March 10th for the second leg.

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