City smash five past Steaua

Manchester City beat a shambolic Steaua Bucharest 5-0 in their UEFA Champions League first-leg play-off at the Arena Nationala Stadium on Tuesday night.

  • Steaua 0-5 Man City
  • Aguero misses two first-half penalties
  • Silva opens the scoring
  • Nolito scores his first goal for City
  • Aguero grabs hattrick

Match summary

Sergio Aguero scored three goals and missed two first-half penalties for Manchester City and they romped to a 5-0 win over Steaua.

David Silva opened the scoring for the English Premier League side before Aguero added a second just before the break.

The Argentine added a further two goals to grab his hattrick in the second-half with new Spanish signing Nolito also getting in on the action – scoring a goal on his European debut for the club.

Full report

Manchester City ran riot at the Nationala Stadium on Tuesday night in their first-leg play-off of the UEFA Champions League as they looked like scoring with every attack.

With more than 70% possession in the game it looked more of a training match, the five-goal scoreline by Pep Guardiola’s side flattered the hosts as the Citizens missed a host of opportunities.

Sergio Aguero, who is considered one of the most clinical finishers in European football, missed two first-half penalties but still managed to take the match ball home with him – after grabbing a hattrick along with Nolito and David Silva’s goals in either half.

The Romanian side had the odd effort on goal as they looked to beat City on the counter but for much of the game they were clearly second best as they chased shadows for the entire fixture.

Guardiola will have the opportunity to experiment with his in the second-leg at the Etihad with the tie all but over already.