There was another game being played in the Champions League last night.
While the vast majority of football fans were watching Cristiano Ronaldo inspire Juventus to an incredible comeback over Atletico Madrid, Manchester City were busy thrashing Schalke 7-0 at the Etihad.
In the first leg in Germany, City came from 2-1 down to win 3-2 against the Bundesliga strugglers.
The first goal at the Etihad was always going to be crucial.
And it took City 35 minutes to grab it.
Bernardo Silva was brought down in the box and Aguero ‘Panenka’d’ City into a 4-2 aggregate lead.
They had just taken a massive step towards the last eight of the competition.
Except it seems nobody told the City fans inside the stadium.
A video has gone viral showing the reaction from the home supporters as they politely clapped, while others got their smartphones out to film.
The video has been retweeted almost 6,000 times and has 30,000 ‘likes’
Take a look:
While Aguero penalty didn’t excite the City fans too much, it did open the floodgates.
Within seven minutes, City were 3-0 up after Aguero notched his second and Leroy Sane grabbed a third.
After the break, Pep Guardiola’s side ran riot.
Goals from Raheem Sterling, Bernardo, Phil Foden and Gabriel Jesus sealed a 7-0 win on the night and a 10-2 aggregate win.
Wonder if that was enough to excite the City faithful…
After the match, Guardiola admitted that Aguero's opener allowed City to play more aggressively.
"It was a clear result. We are happy to get to the quarter-finals. We didn't start that well, we were a bit scared to play. But after it went 1-0, we relaxed and decided to play and be aggressive," he said.
"Of course with the qualification already secured, it was tough for them and we kept a good level. We have a lot of injured players so we want to continue this run and get those players back fit.
"Everyone has to compete with each other to play. They all want to play. Everybody tried to play, be bold and keep going."News Now - Sport News