Manchester City 7-0 Schalke 04  as it happened: Sensational City prove why they're one of the competition favourites with record-breaking display
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Manchester City 7-0 Schalke 04  as it happened: Sensational City prove why they're one of the competition favourites with record-breaking display

Follow live as Manchester City welcome Schalke 04 to the Etihad Stadium for the second-leg of their Round of 16 tie. Kick-off 20:00 GMT. 

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Man of the Match
Any of City's players could've put a case forward for the Man of the Match award tonight, although I'd give it to Gundogan.

The German picked the ball up from the back and dominated the midfield practically on his own all night.

In the absence of Fernandinho, he really stepped up and created numerous chances from deep with the countless balls in behind. 

Full-time: Manchester City (10) 7-0 (2) Schalke
The referee takes pity on Schalke and blows the full-time whistle without any injury time.

City absolutely superb tonight, going through 10-2 on aggregate. 

Schalke, woeful.

84' GOAL! Jesus fires home! 7-0
Way, way too easy for City.

Bernardo simply plays the ball to Jesus who passes the past Fahrmann into the back of the net.

Fahrmann really should've stopped that one. 

78' GOAL! Foden makes it six! 6-0
Foden gets in on the act as Sane plays the ball in behind towards the teenager, who rounds the keeper and slots home. 
75'
Another change for Schalke - Mendyl replaces McKennie.
72'
Laporte is replaced by Delph.

City will end the game without a natural centre-back on the pitch.

71' GOAL! Bernardo adds a fifth! 5-0
Zinchenko plays a simple ball down the line to Sane who cuts the ball back to the edge of the box for Bernardo.

Unmarked, the Portuguese midfielder slotted home his ninth of the season. 

69'
Substitution for Shalke, Skrzybski replaces Embolo.
64'
Phil Foden replaces David Silva whilst Gabriel Jesus replaces Aguero.

The captain's armband goes to Sterling!

63'
Knowing the tie is beyond any doubt, City are almost using the game like a training session now.

Pass and move with utter confidence - Schalke can't wait for full-time.

56' GOAL! Sterling gets in on the act! 4-0.
Sane plays the ball across to Sterling who expertly fires home a fourth for City.

The linesman again has his flag up, although, after a seemingly eternal wait, VAR overrules the decision and gives the goal.

Guardiola's side rampant. 

53'
Sane again beats the offside trap as Silva plays a ball in behind to him.

The German rounds the 'keeper and puts the ball into the net, although the linesman has his flag up on the far side. 

51'
Gundogan plays yet another terrific ball in behind the Schalke backline.

Sane beats the offside trap, although this time fires just wide.

46'
We're underway in the second-half!
Half-time: City 3-0 Schalke
Way too easy for City in the first 45, as they prove why they're one of the competition favourites.

Schalke simply outclassed and now need four goals in order to go through - won't happen. 

45+2'
Superb football by Danilo and Sterling, who toy with the Schalke backline with quick, one touch, passing.

Eventually, Sterling moves in behind and receives the ball back, although is again denied by Fahrmann. 

45'
There will be two additional minutes.
41' GOAL! Sane gets in on the act! 3-0.
Zinchenko plays a delightful ball in behind Mckennie.

Sane beats Schalke's number two to the ball and calmly strokes into the back of the net.

38' GOAL! Aguero gets his second! 2-0
Sterling breaks down the right and backheels the ball to Aguero, who from a tight angle, fires the ball through the legs of Fahrmann.

If the tie wasn't already over, it is now. 

38'
Stambouli steams forward from midfield before firing at goal with his weak foot from 20 yards, a long way wide. 
37'
Gundogan plays another ball over the top to Aguero, who shifts the ball onto his right foot although cant beat Fahrmann.
35' GOAL! Aguero converts from the spot! 1-0.
Aguero steps up and dinks the ball down the middle.

A long way back for Schalke now, who need three goals to stand any chance of progressing.

32' Penalty to City!
Gundogan plays a ball over the top before Bruma is deemed to have brought down Bernardo.

With no hesitation, the referee points to the spot!

31'
Zinchenko plays a ball over the top to Aguero, although the Argentine's header is tame and straight at Fahrmann.
25'
More of the same from City - a lot of possession, but very few chances created.

Guardiola animated on the touchline, he clearly wants City to be more creative.

20'
Schalke's first meaningful break forward sees them awarded with a corner. 

Oczpika whips the ball in although the ball is headed away from danger. 

18'
City have had 73% of the possession so far, showing how dominant they really have been in the early stages.

That being said, Schalke are defending well.

16'
Stambouli heads away a Gundogan ball into the box, before Sterling fouls Farmann as the 'keeper tries to come and collect - Schalke are awarded a free-kick. 
14'
Best chance of the game so far as Sterling uses his pace to beat Oczipka down the right, before cutting the ball back to Aguero who fires just wide under pressure.

Tie almost done and dusted!

12'
A lot of City's attacks are coming through Sane down the left, although McKennie is dealing very well with the former Schalke man, so far.
10'
The Citizens dominating all of the ball thus far, Schalke struggling to get out.

The away side are defending noticeably deep - maybe to stop the pace of City's frontline from getting in behind.

5'
Schalke fans superb so far. Despite the poor form of their side, they've never stopped. They'll give a boost to the away side tonight.
3'
Sane breaks down the left against his old club and wins the Blues corner.

The ball is whipped in from the resulting corner, although Konoplyanka manages to get the ball clear.

1'
We're underway as Aguero kicks off!
The teams are out!
The teams have emerged from the tunnel and we're almost ready for kick-off at the Etihad.

Of course, the Champions League anthem is booed.

Three changes for City
City make three changes from the side that beat Watford at the weekend. 

There's also a big night for Cameron Humphreys, who is on the Blues' bench for the first time. 

Team news is in!
Man City XI: Ederson, Walker, Danilo, Laporte, Zinchenko, Gundogan, Silva, Sterling, Sane, Bernardo, Aguero.

Schalke 04 XI: Fahrmann; Stambouli, Sané, Bruma; Serdar, McKennie, Bentaleb, Oczipka; Konoplyanka, Embolo, Burgstaller.

Team news to follow
City may be strong favourites ahead of this encounter, although Schalke will take inspiration from AFC Ajax and Manchester United's great European comebacks last week.

I'll be back with more news from the Etihad shortly, including team news from 19:00 GMT.

Contrasting form
Going into this one, Schalke’s chances seem even slimmer than first thought due to their very poor league form.

The Germans have lost five of their last six, and sit just four points above the Bundesliga relegation play-off place following defeat to Werder Bremen at the weekend. 

On the other hand, City have been in scintillating form since the start of the year. 

The Blues are now top of the Premier League after an incredible run of form at the start of the year, and seem firm favourites to retain their Premier League crown. 

Predicted XI's
Man City predicted XI: Ederson; Walker, Laporte, Kompany, Zinchenko, Gundogan, Bernardo Silva, David Silva; Sane, Aguero, Sterling.

Schalke 04 predicted XI: Fahrmann; Riether, Bruma, Nastasic, Sane, Oczipka; Bentaleb, Serdar; Mendyl, Embolo, McKennie.

Schalke with fewer problems
As for the away side, Daniel Caliguiri and Omar Mascarel will miss the game through injury, whilst Alessandro Schopf is out for the remainder of the season.
City's injuries and suspensions
Nicolas Otamendi will miss the game after picking up two yellows, and a red, card in the first leg, whilst Fernandinho also receiving a yellow meaning he will miss the game through suspension. 

It is likely that the Brazilian midfielder would’ve missed the game due to injury regardless, along with Kevin De Bruyne and Claudio Bravo, who are also ruled out. 

Defensive duo Ayermic Laporte and John Stones could both return in time for the game. 

Guardiola cautious
Despite City’s advantage, Pep Guardiola is cautious of the threat of his opponent and is taking nothing for granted yet.

"What happened in the first game can happen in the second one," started Guardiola. "So that's why it doesn't change too much what we have to do. We still have work to do.”

Pep is experienced in this competition and will look to use this to his advantage.

"Anything can happen in this competition. We must make incredible efforts in epic situations to go through.”

Guardiola then ended by saying, “We'll try and play a perfect game and do what we need to do to go through."

City lead on aggregate
The home side will take a narrow lead into the encounter, although due to the away goals rule look strong favourites to go through.

City won 3-2 in Germany, meaning the Bundesliga side will have to score twice without reply, at least, in order to progress into the last eight.

Welcome
Hello and welcome to VAVEL Uk's live stream commentary for Manchester City vs Schalke 04 in the UEFA Champions League. I'm Josh Slinger and I'll be taking you through to action as it unfolds. 
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