Manchester City made history at Etihad yesterday night, as they recorded their first ever victory against Barcelona following a 3-1 defeat at their home stadium.
Barcelona took the lead in the first half through Lionel Messi, but City was quick to level up before half time after Sterling Raheem set Gundogan up in the 39th minutes.
The second half happens to be the night Manchester City fans seems to be waiting for, as De Bruyne free kick in the 51st minutes puts the home side in the lead, and sparks of joy was rekindled at the Etihad stadium for the first time since City had been hosting Barcelona there.
Despite the goal which put City in a 2-1 lead, Pep Guardiola found it difficult to rejoice as he felt that his former club would become more aggressive.
However, City showed the desire to score more goals, probably out of fear that the Catalans side may get an equalizer, they employed more attacks and took good advantage of missed balls from the Spanish side, and their efforts paid off in the 74th minutes when Gundogan scored his second goal of the match and City’s third goal.
Despite the win, City remain second on the table and trail Barcelona on the table, they will need a win against Borussia Monchengladbach to progress to the next stage.
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