Manchester City thrashed Schalke seven nil in the second leg of their UEFA Champions League last-16 tie to confirm their passage to the quarter-finals following a 10-2 aggregate scoreline.
Sergio Aguero opened the scoring from the spot and added a second three minutes later when Raheem Sterling’s backheel set him up from six
Leroy Sane drilled in the third and picked up a hat-trick of assists after the break as City ran riot over the German club.
Sterling, Bernardo Silva, Phil Foden and Gabriel Jesus also got on the score sheet.
After slotting into the far corner in the first half, Sane set up Sterling with a wonderful curling cross that the England forward smashed into the
Silva pounced on Sane’s cut-back to make it five nil
before substitute Foden rounded the goalkeeper after he was played in by the German winger, Sane.
Jesus also made sure he had a slice of the pie with a late curling strike.
It would be recalled that City, who came from behind in the first leg in Germany to win 3-2, were knocked out in the
quarter-finals of last year’s competition by Liverpool and have never won the UEFA Champions League.
The draw for the last eight of the tournament will take place on Friday.