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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22:552 years ago

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I've been Josh Slinger and I hope you've enjoyed tonight's coverage of this Champions League Round of 16 clash.

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22:522 years ago

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. 

22:492 years ago

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.

22:432 years ago

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. 

22:372 years ago

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. 
22:322 years ago

75'

Another change for Schalke - Mendyl replaces McKennie.
22:302 years ago

72'

Laporte is replaced by Delph.

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

22:292 years ago

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. 

22:272 years ago

69'

Substitution for Shalke, Skrzybski replaces Embolo.
22:222 years ago

64'

Phil Foden replaces David Silva whilst Gabriel Jesus replaces Aguero.

The captain's armband goes to Sterling!

22:212 years ago

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.

22:152 years ago

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. 

22:122 years ago

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. 

22:092 years ago

51'

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

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

22:032 years ago

46'

We're underway in the second-half!
21:502 years ago

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. 

21:482 years ago

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. 

21:472 years ago

45'

There will be two additional minutes.
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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.

21:412 years ago

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. 

21:392 years ago

38'

Stambouli steams forward from midfield before firing at goal with his weak foot from 20 yards, a long way wide. 
21:382 years ago

37'

Gundogan plays another ball over the top to Aguero, who shifts the ball onto his right foot although cant beat Fahrmann.
21:362 years ago

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.

21:342 years ago

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!

21:312 years ago

31'

Zinchenko plays a ball over the top to Aguero, although the Argentine's header is tame and straight at Fahrmann.
21:262 years ago

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.

21:212 years ago

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. 

21:192 years ago

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.

21:172 years ago

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. 
21:152 years ago

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!

21:142 years ago

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.
21:112 years ago

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.

21:072 years ago

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.
21:052 years ago

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.

21:012 years ago

1'

We're underway as Aguero kicks off!
20:582 years ago

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.

20:062 years ago

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. 

20:032 years ago

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.

11:182 years ago

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.

11:162 years ago

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. 

11:122 years ago

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.

11:112 years ago

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.
11:092 years ago

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. 

11:062 years ago

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."

11:032 years ago

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.

11:022 years ago

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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