Dominant Man City in control of Champions League last-16 tie with 19th win in a row

Bernardo Silva of Manchester City celebrates with team mates (L - R) Phil Foden and Gabriel Jesus after scoring their side's first goal during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 match between Borussia Moenchengladbach and Manchester City at Puskas Arena on February 24, 2021 in Budapest, Hungary.

Manchester City underlined why they are favourites for a maiden Champions League title as they put on another dominant display to sweep aside Borussia Monchengladbach for a 19th successive win.

Pep Guardiola's team were far too good for their meek last-16 opposition in Budapest, and perhaps should have added to the first-leg lead given to them by Bernardo Silva and Gabriel Jesus.

A lack of cutting edge could be the only criticism levelled at City in a match they controlled completely.

Silva headed in a wonderful cross from Joao Cancelo to open the scoring, before the same two players combined to lay on the second for Jesus.

Gladbach, appearing at this stage of the competition for the first time in 43 years, had no answer and would need something close to a sporting miracle to turn the tie around when the sides meet in Manchester on 16 March.

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