Manchester City vs Marseille: Guardiola's men cruise to 3-0 over French club

Manchester City vs Marseille: Guardiola's men cruise to 3-0 over French club

- Manchester City thrash Marseille 3-0 in their last Group C game at the Etihad Stadium

- The Citizens completed the group stage without a single defeat

- Torres, Sterling and Aguero all scored a goal each to power their team to victory

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A goal each from Ferran Torres, Sergio Aguero, and Raheem Sterling in the second half were all Manchester City needed to dispatch Marseille in their last Group C encounter at the Etihad Stadium.

The visitors proved the quality they were made of in the opening half as they were able to keep their hosts away from finding the back of the net.

However, they couldn't maintain their decency at the back beyond the early minutes of the second half as Torres powered home from close-range after connecting with Riyad Mahrez's pass from the right flank.

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Bernando Silva started the attacking move from the middle of the park after driving forward before releasing the ball to the Algerian attacker.

Manchester City vs Marseille: Guardiola's men cruise to 3-0 over French club
Manchester City vs Marseille: Aguero scoring just 10 minutes after coming on for Riyad Mahrez. Photo by Peter Powell/PA Images
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The goal gave the home team additional confidence they were lacking earlier on in the game as they asked their visitors for more.

Pep Guardiola called on Sergio Aguero to replace Mahrez in the 67th minute and 10 minutes later, the Argentine recorded his name on the scores sheet.

The 32-year-old tapped in from the six-yard after Nathan Ake's powerful header was saved by Steve Mandanda.

Phil Foden's priceless delivery into the opposition's danger zone saw the Dutchman rise above other players to nod the ball but his effort was stopped by the keeper before Aguero tapped it in.

Meanwhile, a late minute strike from Sterling who benefited from poor handling of the ball by Marseille goalkeeper sealed the victory for the Premier League outfit.

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This also means that they drew just one out of their six group games as they head into the next round with 16 points.

Meanwhile, Guardiola and his armies will visit Old Trafford this weekend for their Premier League encounter against city rivals Manchester United. earlier reported that Real Madrid cruise to the next round of the Champions League following a one-sided game against German side Borussia Monchengladbach which ended 2-0.

Los Blancos claimed 10 points from 6 matches to win Group B ahead of Monchengladbach who are also through with 8 points.

The opening goal of the encounter game as early as the 9th minute following a great header from Karim Benzema who latched onto a delightful ball from Vazquez. That goal certainly eased any nerves for Zidane and his side.

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