It was a comfortable evening for Pep Guardiola (pictured above) and his Manchester City side, as they strolled into the last eight of the Champions League, beating Borussia Mochengladbach 4-0 on aggregate.

Kevin de Bruyne opened the scoring after he let a Riyad Mahrez pass run across his body just outside the box and sent an absolute thunderbolt of a shot off the underside of the bar and in.

Ilkay Gundogan doubled City’s advantage just six minutes later, rounding off a gorgeous team move putting the tie beyond doubt in the process.

The second-half told a similar story – just wave after wave of City attack. Yann Sommer was certainly a busy man tonight…

All in all, a very comfortable, controlling, dominant Manchester City performance.

FT: Manchester City 2-0 Borussia Monchengladbach (City win 4-0 on aggregate)


Elsewhere, Real Madrid will be joining City in the quarter-finals after a 2-0 win on the night, and a 3-0 aggregate win, over Atalanta.

An awful error from Atalanta keeper Marco Sportielli gifted Madrid a two-goal aggregate lead in the first-half.

A clearance from the keeper went straight to Luka Modric, who squared it for Karim Benzema to sweep past the stranded stopper. That made it the 70th Champions League goal of his career – the fifth most of any player in the competition.

After the interval, Vinicius Junior was brought down in the box after a superb run, and Sergio Ramos stepped up to confirm Madrid’s place in the next round.

Atalanta did give Los Blancos a minor scare when Luis Muriel grabbed a goal in the final 10 minutes, however, any hopes of a comeback didn’t last long. Marco Asensio fired back a minute later to dispel any qualms in the Madrid camp.

FT: Real Madrid 3-1 Atalanta (Real Madrid win 4-1 on aggregate)


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