MATCH REPORT: Manchester City cruised into the Champions League quarter finals with a comfortable 2-0 second-leg win over Borussia Monchengladbach in Hungary.
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FT: Man City 2-0 Borussia Monchengladbach. Early goals from De Bruyne and Gundogan claim a simple win for the Citizens. They ease into the last eight by a 4-0 score on aggregate.
CLOSE! De Bruyne feeds Mahrez on the right as City burst forward for one last attack. He cuts inside but curls just wide of the far post.
Two minutes added.
- OffRamy BensebainiBorussia M’gladbach
- OnOscar WendtBorussia M’gladbach
GLADBACH CHANGE: Wendt on, Bensebaini off.
- OffNico ElvediBorussia M’gladbach
- OnTony JantschkeBorussia M’gladbach
GLADBACH CHANGE: Elvedi off, Jantschke on.
Sommer gets too casual and sees a back pass roll under his foot. Fortunately for him there's no City player near enough to make him pay.
- Yellow cardFernandinhoManchester City
City look all set to be in the hat on Friday. Doubt anyone will want to draw them!
- OffLars StindlBorussia M’gladbach
- OnIbrahima TraoreBorussia M’gladbach
GLADBACH CHANGE: Traore on for Stindl.
Wolf sizzles 25-yard left-foot strike just over the bar. Gladbach still huffing and puffing with City playing in second gear now.
- OffBernardo SilvaManchester City
- OnSergio AgüeroManchester City
CITY CHANGE: Aguero on for Silva.
Foden with a half chance from 15 yards out - blocked!
All about game management for City now. Pep is carefully managing his players' minutes with that bid for the Q-word he doesn't want to mention in mind.
- OffRúben DiasManchester City
- OnAymeric LaporteManchester City
CITY CHANGE: Laporte on for Dias.
- OffIlkay GündoganManchester City
- OnRaheem SterlingManchester City
CITY CHANGE: Sterling on for Gundogan.
He would never admit it, nor would the players, but City have half a thought on Everton in the FA Cup now. This has been pretty routine for them.
Fernandinho glides through the midfield as it opens up in front of him. He plays in Mahrez who wants to get in on the goal-act, but his low shot is clawed away by Sommer.
- OffBorussia M’gladbach
- OnHannes WolfBorussia M’gladbach
GLADBACH CHANGE: Wolf on for Embolo.
- OffMarcus ThuramBorussia M’gladbach
- OnAlassane PléaBorussia M’gladbach
GLADBACH CHANGE: Plea on for Thuram.
- OffJoão CanceloManchester City
- OnOleksandr ZinchenkoManchester City
CITY CHANGE: Zinchenko on for Cancelo.
- OffRodriManchester City
- OnFernandinhoManchester City
CITY CHANGE: Fernandinho on for Rodri.
- Yellow cardStefan LainerBorussia M’gladbach
Lainer booked. He would miss the next match - but it's not likely Gladbach will progress from here.
Dias makes an excellent last-ditch clearance after a Gladbach corner from the left almost fell perfectly for Bensebaini.
- Yellow cardJoão CanceloManchester City
You'd expect Aguero, Jesus et al would love to get on here. Could be a few more goals for the Citizens if they want it enough.
City are at it again. Gundogan seizes on an error and teases a pass in-behind for Mahrez, but the Algerian's scuffed shot flies wide.
It's fair to say Gladbach need a minor miracle to get back into this game, never mind the tie.
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KICK OFF! City get the second half underway.
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HT: Man City 2-0 Gladbach. It's 4-0 on agg.
Back up the other end and it's not far off being three. De Bruyne tries to bend one towards the far post but can't quite get the whip required.
Gladbach have been chasing shadows for much of this half, but occasionally they do threaten. Embolo surges on to a pass on the left side of the box but sizzles a low shot just wide of the far post.
De Bruyne lets rip with a dipping strike from the resulting free kick but it's too near to Sommer and the keeper tips it over the top.
And why not. Meanwhile, City win a free kick 30 yards out in a central position as Bernardo goes down under a challenge from Stindl.
It's one-way traffic. Gladbach look lost at times.
Brave goalkeeping from Sommer as he races from his line to put Gundogen off as the midfielder turned goal-getter supreme looked to get on the end of another clipped ball in-behind the visiting defence.
VIDEO: Gundogen makes it two from Foden's lovely assist.
This could be a VERY long night for Gladbach.
- GoalIlkay GündoganManchester City
GOAL! It's all over. Foden drives forward from deep and reverses a pass into the diagonal run of Gundogan who makes no mistake coolly slotting into the far corner. It's 4-0 on agg.
VIDEO: KDB doing KDB-like things.
Stindl hits a tame shot straight at Ederson from the edge of the box after good approach play from Embolo.
Ton up City.
- GoalKevin De BruyneManchester City
GOAL! De Bruyne opens the scoring with a stunning drive from just outside the area that flashes in off the bar. That's 3-0 on agg.
It's been all City since kick off but Gladbach offer some word of warning when Embolo sees a deflected 25-yarder tipped away by Ederson.
CLOSE! Foden watches Cancelo's lofted pass all the way and stabs it towards the corner of the goal. Yann Sommer flings himself to his right and swats it away. Super stop.
First-leg recap: Bernardo Silva and Gabriel Jesus were on target in Budapest (again) to leave the Premier League leaders on the brink of a fourth straight quarter-final courtesy of a 2-0 'away' win.
DID YOU KNOW? Monchengladbach have never previously won away to English opponents in the European Cup/Champions League (drawn one, lost three), while they have conceded eight goals in the last two trips - 4-2 in 2015-16 and 4-0 in 2016-17, both against Manchester City.
Gladbach have lost their last six and have failed to win in their previous eight in all comps. This is a tall order to beat this City side right now. No wonder Rose suggested it would be sensational if his team were to triumph.
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KICK OFF! Gladbach get us underway.
Florian Neuhaus: "City played with a very high line [in the first leg] and if we'd been better with the final ball in behind, there might have been more in it for us. We have to be braver in the second leg."
Nico Elvedi: "The season isn't over. It's not written in stone that this will be our last European game for the next year and a half. We're in a difficult period, but I'm confident that we can get back on track."
Oleks Zinchenko (who is on the bench tonight) on the City squad’s desire for more silverware: “Inside the dressing room, I can see the hungry eyes. Everyone is so hungry for the titles. That is what we want. At this period, right now, I would say there is around two months left of the season. The most important two months in our careers.”
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A little bit more from Pep: "They have weapons, they have the quality. I know the history of Gladbach, but all I can say is we go to win the game. I want to see the team play to win the game.”
Marco Rose: "When Man City have the ball, it's incredibly hard for any opponent. Their gegenpressing after losing possession is world-class and they move the ball forward very quickly. Pep has them playing almost total football."
Guardiola on Sterling: "He doesn't need to do it (Sterling tweeted to deny he’d had a disagreement with the manager after being left out v Fulham) Nothing happened. He was not selected, that's all. When you have 20 top-class players, it will always be unfair for some of them. I love them, they are the main reason why we are in the position. Raheem has been so important for the team and all of us."
As for the out-of-form Gladbach, they make three changes from the 3-1 loss at Augsburg last time out. Ramy Bensebaini, Denis Zakaria and Breel Embolo come in.
City make five changes from the weekend win over Fulham. Kyle Walker, Ilkay Gundogan, Riyad Mahrez, Kevin de Bruyne and Phil Foden all start with the likes of Raheem Sterling, Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus on the bench.
CONFIRMED TEAMS – MAN CITY: Ederson, Walker, Dias, Stones, Cancelo, Rodri, Gundogan, De Bruyne, Mahrez, Foden, Silva... Subs: Steffen, Carson, Ake, Sterling, Jesus, Aguero, Zinchenko, Laporte, Torres, Mendy, Fernandinho, Garcia. /// GLADBACH: Sommer, Lainer, Ginter, Elvedi, Bensebaini, Hofmann, Neuhaus, Zakaria, Stindl, Embolo, Thuram... Subs: Subs: Sippel, Grun, Lang, Kramer, Herrmann, Wolf, Plea, Beyer, Traore, Wendt, Lazaro, Jantschke.
Hello and welcome to LIVE updates of Manchester City’s Champions League last 16 clash with Borussia Monchengladbach. The Citizens lead 2-0 from the away leg and will be confident of booking their spot in the quarter finals. Kick off at the Puskas Arena in Hungary is at 20:00 GMT.