Manchester City has the heenwedstrijd against Schalke 04 in the eighth finals of the Champions League with the necessary effort won. The team of coach Josep Guardiola won thanks to two hits in the final stage, with 2-3 in Gelsenkirchen.
Sergio Agüero opened after more than a quarter of an hour the score for City, but still for peace arch Nabil Bentaleb the backlog of Schalke in the lead by two penalties to take advantage of.
Halfway through the second half had the English with ten men after a second yellow card for Nicolás Otamendi. Nevertheless, it gave Leroy Sané and Raheem Sterling to their squad in the final victory.
Jeffrey Bruma played the whole match at Schalke, that on 12 march at the Etihad Stadium in the return against Manchester City plays.
Manchester City celebrates the opening goal from Sergio Agüero. (Photo: ProShots)
Agüero benefits of defensive fumbling
City started strongly in the match and put Schalke immediately under pressure. That resulted in the seventh minute in the first chance of the match. From a rehearsed free-kick headed home Agüero on target, but Ralf Fährmann returned the effort with a stunning reflex.
Ten minutes later it was touch for the frontrunner in the Premier League after fumbling in the defense of the home team. David Silva intercepted a weak kick of Fährmann and gave the ball to Agüero, that is simple the purpose was.
Schalke did not get rattled by the delay and went almost immediately in search of the equalizer. So it disappeared, a shot of the former sc Heerenveen-striker Mark Uth but just next to the goal from Ederson.
Nabil Bentaleb puts Schalke out of a penalty at the same height. (Photo: ProShots)
Schalke bends behind to
Seven minutes before the rest got the ‘Königsblauen’ the chance at the equalizer. Nicolás Otamendi made hands in the zestienmetergebied, after which the ball, on the advice of the VAR on the dot. That windfall was flawlessly utilized by Bentaleb.
Just before half-time allowed Schalke to re-build from 11 m, this time after a violation of Fernandinho on Salif Sané. Bentaleb shot this penalty kick easily.
‘The Citizens’ were also after rest the game, but they created in the early stages of the second half with hardly any chances. Only a shot distance of Ilkay Gundogan went just next.
Leroy Sané cheers after his equalizer in the final. (Photo: ProShots)
Sané and Sterling give City victory
To make matters worse, had to City more than twenty minutes before time with ten men after a second yellow card for Otamendi, who transgressed on the net substitute Guido Burgstaller. Guardiola grabbed directly, and brought Vincent Kompany in the box for Silva.
Despite the numbers situation showed Schalke the initiative to the visitors and that was the first-team coach, Domenico Tedesco in the final fatal.
Five minutes before time, lap substitute Sané magnificent touch from a free kick and later passed Sterling Fährmann from close after a long kick from Ederson.
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