Gladbach 0-2 Man City: Impressive Cancelo helps visitors to a comfortable win

Bernardo Silva-Manchester City

Manchester City picked up a vital 2-0 win over Borussia Mönchengladbach in the first leg of the Champions League knockout rounds earlier tonight.

The Premier League side produced an assured display at the back to shut down the opposition attack and they managed to create a couple of great opportunities to secure the win.

Bernardo Silva and Gabriel Jesus scored either side of half time to give Manchester City a vital lead heading into the second leg.

The Premier League side are in rampant form right now and they will be firm favourites to qualify for the quarter-finals.

Defender Joao Cancelo put in an outstanding display for the away side and he was crucial to both the goals.

The Portuguese international set up Bernardo Silva for the opener and played a key role in Gabriel Jesus’ goal in the second half.

The full-back has been quite impressive for Manchester City this season and he was arguably the best player on the pitch tonight. Not only did he help out defensively he was also the most effective creative outlet for the Premier League side today.

Pep Guardiola is yet to win the Champions League with Manchester City and the Spaniard will be desperate to go all the way in the season.

Judging by their performances so far, the Premier League side certainly have a great chance of winning the competition.

Sergio Aguero returned to action after a lengthy injury lay off today and that will be another major boost for Manchester City apart from the convincing win tonight.