David Silva?s heir confirmed" Five things we learned as Man City thrash Basel 4-0 - football




David Silva?s heir confirmed" Five things we learned as Man City thrash Basel 4-0

David Silva?s heir confirmed" Five things we learned as Man City thrash Basel 4-0

Manchester City all-but confirmed their place in the Champions League quarter-finals with a 4-0 win away to Basel in the last 16 first-leg. City took […]The post David Silva’s heir confirmed" Five things we learned as Man City thrash Basel 4-0 appeared first on Squawka News.

Manchester City all-but confirmed their place in the Champions League quarter-finals with a 4-0 win away to Basel in the last 16 first-leg.
City took the lead after just 14 minutes as Ilkay Gundogan beat his marker to get a his head onto a Kevin De Bruyne corner, with his effort powering past the goalkeeper.
And the lead was doubled just four minutes later when Bernardo Silva controlled Raheem Sterling’s cross before looping the ball over Tomas Vaclik’s outstretched fingertips.
Despite Basel showing heart, City had their third in the 23rd minute as Sergio Aguero hit a low driven shot from 25 yards which beat the stationary goalkeeper.
Gundogan then grabbed his second just eight minutes after half-time, with a curling shot from outside the box after Aguero’s dribble found space. As City have got one foot in the quarter-finals, here are five things we learned.
1. Bernardo Silva looking more and more like a successor for David
Despite David Silva returning to the Manchester City squad after hip injury, the Spaniard had to watch on from the bench as Bernardo Silva further cemented his place in the starting line-up.

BERNARDO!
? FA Cup
? League Cup
? Premier League
? Champions League
Bernardo Silva (23) has now scored in every competition this season. pic.twitter.com/5RlzEK4PQS
— Scouted Football (@ScoutedFtbl) February 13, 2018

Starting his 19th game of the season, the Portuguese played as part of a front three alongside Aguero and Sterling, combining with the latter for his goal.
Taking the ball down well inside the box, Bernardo Silva’s looping shot was too well-placed for the goalkeeper and made the Champions League the fourth different competitio... view: 1
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