As it happened: Borussia Monchengladbach 0-2 Manchester City: Blues seal comfortable win in Budapest
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22:542 months ago

That's all from us!

That's all from us! I've been Anthony Scott and thank you for joining us as we watched Bernardo Silva and Gabriel Jesus put Manchester City on course for the quarter finals of the Champions League. 

Goodnight!

22:532 months ago

Advantage City

That's 19 wins in a row now for Manchester City, who dominated from the first whistle in this Champions League Last 16 tie.

They would perhaps be disappointed that it's only two, but ultimately it was a straight-forward victory for Pep Guardiola's side.

22:512 months ago

FULL TIME

And that's the final action from Budapest as Manchester City run out 2-0 winners against Borussia Monchengladbach. 
22:512 months ago

Close!

90 | Rodri plays a blind pass and Wolf breaks forward, but Ederson produces a fine save to preserve his clean sheet
22:482 months ago

THREE added minutes

There will be a minimum of three added minutes here in Budapest
22:442 months ago

Gladbach sub

87 | Wolf comes on for Hofmann, who after that collision will take no further part
22:422 months ago

VAR check

84 | Hofmann darts inside the area from the left, he comes together with Cancelo but no penalty is given, which VAR agrees with after a check
22:412 months ago

Mahrez chance

83 | Walker plays the ball through to Mahrez on the right, but on his right foot he can only fire straight at Sommer at his near post
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22:372 months ago

City double change

80 | Ferran Torres and Sergio Aguero come on for Jesus and Foden
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Foden goes close

78 | Cancelo floats the ball forward to Gundogan, who nods the ball down to Foden but his volley is just over the bar
22:312 months ago

Gladbach sub

74 | Lars Stindl makes way for Embolo
22:262 months ago

City sub

69 | Riyad Mahrez comes on for Sterling
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Jesus puts City in command

Cancelo again is involved, lifting in another dangerous ball from the left and Silva is again the target, but this time the Portuguese winger heads the ball across to Jesus, who unmarked inside six yards turns the ball home
22:222 months ago

GOAL!

65 | GABRIEL JESUS doubles Man. City's advantage! 0-2
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Double switch for Gladbach

63 | Marco Rose makes a double change as Lainer and Plea make way for Lazaro and Thuram
22:212 months ago

CLOSE!

63 | Monchengladbach come forward and Zakaria whips the ball in from the right, picking out Plea who goes for an audacious flick which has Ederson scrambling but it goes just wide of the far post
22:172 months ago

Final pass let down

59 | Zakaria beats Rodri in a race, but his ball through to an unmarked Plea has too much weight on it and Ederson gathers. Better from the Bundesliga side, but they are still yet to muster a shot
22:112 months ago

Missed chance

54 | A sloppy pass from Bensebaini sets Jesus through on goal, but with just Sommer to beat he takes too long and allows Elvedi to recover to make a great block
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Encouragement for Gladbach

51 | The Bundesliga side have already shown more intent going forwards in the second half than they did for the entire first. Stindl searches for Plea with a through ball, but Ederson is out well to clear
22:032 months ago

RESTART

Monchengladbach get the second half underway
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Reaction: Goal

Here's the only goal of the tie so far - what a ball in from Cancelo!

 

21:482 months ago

Sublime City

Bernardo Silva's header is the difference, but it's been all too easy for Pep Guardiola's side. Monchengladbach have a lot to improve on if they are to cause the Premier League side any problems.
21:472 months ago

HALF TIME

That's it for the first half in Budapest, and whilst it's only 1-0 it's a comfortable lead for Man. City, with Ederson a mere spectator for the first half here.
21:462 months ago

Foden off target

45 | Jesus finds Foden on the right hand side. He cuts in onto his left foot but his strike is high and wide of the target
21:462 months ago

Added time

There will be one added minute
21:412 months ago

City push

39 | City still dominating, as Cancelo links up with Jesus before getting a shot away from 20 yards out but its over Sommer's goal
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Silva heads City in front

29 | Cancelo is afforded space on the left and he whips in an excellent ball to Silva, who peels off Ginter to head it across Sommer and into the bottom corner
21:292 months ago

GOAL!

29 | BERNARDO SILVA gives Manchester City the lead. 0-1
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VAR check..

28 | Sterling breaks past Bensebaini, but is then tripped by the full back inside the area. No penalty is given, and after a VAR check shows that he managed to get a toe on the ball as he made the challenge, play continues
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Clear!

23 | Bernardo Silva finds room on the byline down the left, he fizzes the ball in but Ginter is there to clear under pressure from Jesus
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Foals threaten

18 | Walker denies the Germans. Lainer is onside as he whips a low cross in towards Plea but the English international lunges across to clear
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Gladbach survive

16 | Rodri finds Jesus, who is tackled and the ball falls to Sterling, and then Gundogan, but stern defending from the 'hosts' denies them a shot on goal
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Tackle!

15 | Sterling breaks through between centre back and full back, but a great challenge from Bensebaini denies him a shot on goal
21:122 months ago

Foals wayward

Monchengladbach look to have a game plan, but their passing from the back is getting picked off by their Premier League opponents
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Shot!

07 | Sommer holds on to Foden's low shot after Borussia clear a corner
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City threaten

06 | Early chance for the Blues as Sterling gets in behind on the right but Ginter blocks his shot at the expense of a corner
21:012 months ago

KICK OFF

City get us underway at Puskas Arena
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Nearly time...

https://twitter.com/borussia_en/status/1364665484361289729?s=20
20:582 months ago

Here come the teams!

Kick off moments away in Hungary
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Guardiola: "Our principles won't change."

Man. City boss Pep Guardiola: "It’s the same process, think about the Borussia game, then West Ham, then Wolves, then Manchester United. This is what we are going to do. One step at a time, one game at a time.

“After, if we deserve it, we will win and then play the second leg and if we are good enough we are through. No more expectations than that.

"We focus no more than for any other game.”

20:332 months ago

Rose: "We need passion, courage and willingness to suffer"

Gladbach boss Marco Rose: "I don’t think that I need to motivate the lads in any way. They’ve earned this evening.

"I hope that the players reflect again on what they have already achieved in the group stage and that they approach this game with passion and courage, but also a willingness to suffer.

"We will try to always make inroads going forward. If my team plays to the best of their ability tomorrow then a good result is absolutely possible."

20:292 months ago

Don't underestimate the Foals...

Mönchengladbach's Champions League run this season shouldn't go unnoticed. The German underdogs qualified from this year's 'group of death' including Real Madrid, Inter Milan and Shaktar Donesk. Big wins over the likes of Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund domestically should remind City they're just as capable of providing a shock.
20:262 months ago

Blues in great form

What else can be said about Manchester City's magnificent winning run? Since defeat at Spurs in November, City are unbeaten in 25 games in all competitions and are on a 18 game winning run.
20:262 months ago

Head-to-Head

This will be the 7th meeting between City and Borussia. 

In recent times, the sides have met in the group stage of the Champions League twice - in 2015 and 2016.

In those four meetings, City have been dominant, winning three times and drawing once with an aggregate score of 11-4 - with Sergio Aguero scoring a hat-trick the last time the sides met at the Etihad Stadium.

20:242 months ago

Why Hungary?

The tie was meant to take place at Borussia Park - the home of Monchengladbach - however strict COVID-19 travel restrictions in the country have meant the tie has to take place at Puskas Arena, Hungary. 
20:232 months ago

Team news: Man City

And here's Pep Guardiola's team selection:

https://twitter.com/ManCity/status/1364647543729192961?s=20

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Team news: Gladbach

Here's how the 'hosts' line up tonight:

https://twitter.com/borussia_en/status/1364649043079671826?s=20

20:092 months ago

Welcome!

Welcome to VAVEL UK's LIVE coverage of the 2020/21 Champions League Last 16 first round tie between Borussia Monchengladbach and Manchester City.

My name is Anthony Scott and I'll be your host for this game. We will provide you with pre-game analysis, line up updates and news as it happens live here on VAVEL.com.

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