The Portuguese winger, Bernardo Silva was a goal for Manchester Metropolis as they relaxed to at least one: 2-0: victory over Borussia Moenchengladbach of their Champions League final 16 first leg on Wednesday.
Metropolis, who’re unbeaten of their final 26 encounters, have an enormous benefit for the March 16 return to Manchester after Silva led in a cross from Joao Cancelo within the twenty ninth minute to place them forward.
Then, the Portuguese midfielder went on one other Cancelo cross within the sixty fifth minute for Gabriel Jesus to punch him.
Striker Sergio Aguero has left instead after an extended absence from Pep Guardiola’s aspect, who’ve gained their final 12 away video games in all competitions, setting a brand new document for a top-flight English crew.
The primary stage was performed within the Hungarian capital as a result of COVID-19 journey restrictions in Germany and Metropolis.
Phil Foden tried out goalkeeper Yann Sommer with a crisp shot within the sixth minute however Metropolis didn’t have an opportunity to attain clearly regardless of possession management till Silva’s header.
Gabriel Jesus ought to have achieved significantly better when he took benefit of a Gladbach cross at the beginning of the primary half however with solely Sommer to beat he hesitated and misplaced possession.
The Brazilian changed minutes later, touching a Silva header from one other very good Cancelo cross.
Gladbach, who had just one tried purpose all through the sport, had his greatest luck via Alassane Plea’s spectacular return flick-volley simply previous the hour, however they have been in any other case outscored in their very own half.
The Germans have now misplaced three of their final 4 video games in all competitions and whereas Metropolis are on the cusp of a fourth-place end, the Germans have a mountain to climb within the return leg.