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UEFA Champions League 2018-19, Manchester City 7-0 FC Schalke 04: 5 Hits and Flops

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1.30K   //    13 Mar 2019, 07:51 IST

#4 Hit: Raheem Sterling

Another productive showing for Raheem as City flex their creative muscles
Another productive showing for Raheem as City flex their creative muscles

An honourable mention goes to Aguero - who should feature in this list - but for the outstanding work of a teammate that often goes unnoticed which came to the fore today. 

Raheem Sterling meanwhile, was excellent as he usually is. Much has been said about his improved finishing, decision-making and maturity under Pep Guardiola but it's clear that the forward's enjoying his football and this is when he's at his most dangerous. 

His deft backheel flick for Aguero's goal was sumptuous and well-timed, while the individual finish from Leroy Sane's piercing through ball was beautiful to watch. He hit it first time on the volley, poor Fahrmann had no chance as the strike arrowed toward the top corner with aplomb. 

So much for not being able to finish! His intelligent movement and attacking runs were difficult to track all evening long, while a solitary goal and assist don't do his individual display enough justice. A game-high five key passes, 84.6% pass accuracy and two dribbles completed, it was another impressive showing from one of City's many talismen. 

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