Man City vs FC Porto: Aguero, Gundogan score as Citizens win 3-1 in Champions League clash

Man City vs FC Porto: Aguero, Gundogan score as Citizens win 3-1 in Champions League clash

- Man City vs FC Porto saw the Manchester side kick off their Champions League campaign on flying start

- Sergio Aguero, Ilkay Gundogan and Ferran Torres were all on target for City, with Luis Diaz scoring Porto's consolation

- The result fired the Citizens to the top of Group C which also includes Olympiacos and French side Marseille

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Man City kicked off their Champions League campaign on a winning note after they cruised to a 3-1 win over FC Porto on Wednesday night, October 21.

Goals from Sergio Aguero, Ilkay Gundogan and Ferran Torres were enough to earn City a comfortable victory in their Group C opener.

The match saw Raheem Sterling once again captain the Citizens, just days after he led them to a 1-0 win over Arsenal last weekend in the Premier League.

City's strong lineup saw the nearly score an opener inside nine minutes of gameplay against Porto after Cancelo set up Sterling who fluffed his chance after Mbemba's interception.

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Despite the home side's bright start, it was Porto who broke the deadlock in the 14th minute through Luis Diaz, riffling a low shot across goal in the far post.

Man City vs FC Porto: Aguero, Gundogan score as Citizens win 3-1 in Champions League clash
The result fired the Citizens to the top of Group C which also includes Olympiacos and French side Marseille. Photo by Simon Stacpoole.
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But the lead did not last long, with City restoring parity six minutes later through Aguero who slotted home from the spot after VAR after Pepe was adjudged to have fouled Sterling in the area.

Gundogan doubled the hosts' advantage in the 65th minute, curling into the net to hand his side a deserved lead.

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New summer signing Ferran Torres put the game to bed eight minutes later, hitting an excellent shot into the far corner.

The match eventually finished 3-1 in favour of the Manchester outfit, with the result sending them top of Group C.

The group includes Marseille who played out a goalless draw in the other fixture against Greek giants Olympiacos.

Legit.ng earlier reported that Ajax vs Liverpool had all the sparks of what a UEFA Champions League fixture should be, but the English champions ran away with all three points, no thanks to a Nicolas Tagliafico own-goal.

The match started brightly as both teams looked good playing from end-to-end in the early exchanges to set up a highly entertaining introduction to the game.

The first real attempt came in the 19th minute when a short corner was whipped into the box by Dusan Tadic, but Martinez, who was unmarked at the far post put a tame header straight at goalkeeper Adrian.

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