Match Reports & Previews man city 4-0 borussia monchengladbach

Published on September 14th, 2016 | by Daniel Cheeseman


Report: Man City 4-0 Borussia Mönchengladbach – 14/09/16


Sergio Aguero struck a second hat-trick of the season as Manchester City dominated Borussia Monchengladbach in their Champions League group opener.

In Pep Guardiola’s first group game in charge, Aguero pounced to prod in an Aleksandar Kolarov cross and added a penalty when Ilkay Gundogan was fouled.

He rounded the keeper for his third in front of around 32,000 fans, a figure hit by Tuesday’s postponement.

Substitute Kelechi Iheanacho completed the scoring, firing in from 12 yards.

A torrential downpour a couple of hours before kick-off on Tuesday had forced the original game to be called off and nearly half of Monchengladbach’s fans flew home before Wednesday’s rearranged match.

They did not miss much from their side as the Germans offered little and it seemed a matter of time before Aguero added another treble to the one he hit against Steaua Bucharest in qualifying.

Monchengladbach keeper Yann Sommer also produced two close-range saves to deny Aguero, as Guardiola’s side fired 23 attempts at goal against opposition which finished fourth in last season’s Bundesliga.


Player Our Rating (Out of 10)
Claudio Bravo  7
Pablo Zabaleta  7
John Stones  8
Nicolas Otamendi  8
Aleksander Kolarov  7
Fernandinho  8
Ilkay Gundogan  8
Jesus Navas  7
Raheem Sterling  7
Kevin de Bruyne  8
Sergio Aguero  9
Leroy Sane  7
Gael Clichy  7
Kelechi Iheanacho  7


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