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Manchester City 3-0 Marseille: Aguero scores on his return

Manchester City 3-0 Marseille: Sergio Aguero scores on his return with Ferran Torres and Raheem Sterling also on target as Pep Guardiola’s men round off Champions League group stage in style

Manchester City 3-0 Marseille Aguero scores on his return www.theafricanstand.com
Sergio Aguero netted on his return after his injury lay-off with a typical poacher’s finish at the far post for City’s second goal

Sergio Aguero was on target as Manchester City made it 16 points from a possible 18 in the Champions League group stages with a 3-0 win over Marseille.

With qualification for the last 16 and top spot in the group already secured ahead of this final Group C matchday, Pep Guardiola made nine changes from that side who beat Fulham at the weekend, but there was still plenty of firepower on show, with Riyad Mahrez going closest to scoring in an uneventful first half.

Raheem Sterling came on at the break, but it was Mahrez who was instrumental in City’s opener in the 48th minute, as his run leads to Ferran Torres sneaking in, with the Spaniard firing home his fourth Champions League goal of the season.

Aguero came off the bench for his first appearance in over two weeks due to injury and scored his 257th City goal in true poacher’s style in the 77th minute.

Before Raheem Sterling put the icing on the cake with a third in the 90th minute to ensure City matched the record for points accrued by an English club in a single Champions League group-stage campaign, sailing through to the last-16 in emphatic fashion.

Ericson Mangoli

Written by Ericson Mangoli

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