Manchester City recorded 19th consecutive wins with a 2-0 victory in the first leg of their Champions League round of 16 ties against Monchengladbach.
Bernando Silva and Gabriel Jesus’s goals were enough to keep the Citizens on an impressive winning streak and perfectly set them for the second leg.
The team began the season on the back foot, with critics questioning Pep Guardiola and his boys’ credibility as they struggled for goals and were not playing the best football we know they are capable of.
However, the way Pep and his boys have silently turned it around is nothing short of phenomenal.
They are conceding fewer shots than ever and raking up clean sheets. The duo of John Stones and Ruben Dias had kept double digits clean sheets when they started together.
In the midfield, Ikay Gundogan has rediscovered the form that made him so revered in his Dortmund days. He is scoring for fun while not neglecting his playmaking duties.
Besides, the team has been without their star striker Kun Aguero for a large part. Leaving Gabriel Jesus to the top striking spot, but Gabriel, on the other hand, has been on and off with injuries likewise – this has not stopped the team from scoring goals.
The versatility in the team is commendable, with several players capable of playing excellently in different positions. Phil Foden, Bernando Silva, Raheem Sterling, and Joao Cancelo have played multiple roles this season.
They are ten points clear at the top of the English Premier League table and don’t look like slowing down anytime soon.
With this sort of form, no team in the UCL will look forward to playing against them.
Can they finally win a trophy on the continent? Can anyone stop the Citizens?