Manchester City booked their spot in the Champions League quarter-finals as they ran riot over a hapless Schalke, bagging seven goals to win 10-2 on aggregate at the Etihad Stadium on Tuesday night.
Sergio Aguero came close to opening the scoring early in the game as he hit the post in just the 13th minute which was the first sign of a long night ahead of the German outfit.
It was from the penalty spot that City would eventually take the lead after Bernardo Silva was taken down by Bruma inside the box and Aguero fired the home side into the lead with an audacious panenka attempt.
One soon became two as Aguero ran onto a good ball from Raheem Sterling and with three defenders around him, he split Ralf Fahrmann in half as he doubled the advantage just three minutes after the opener.
It was then Leroy Sane who struck a decisive blow inside the first half as he muscled his way past Bruma to find himself in acres of space. The German made no mistake and Pep Guardiola’s men went into the shed with a three goal advantage.
Sane had the goal in the net shortly after halftime, but the flag went up to deny the German his brace,
A few minutes later however, Sterling ran onto a good ball from Sane and finished first time into the top left corner. The decision went upstairs but this time the goal was awarded.
As the game entered the last 20 minutes, Sane got down the left flank and he looked up to shoot before cutting back and Bernardo Silva ran onto it as he slotted an effort into the bottom right corner to make it five goals.
Phil Foden then added the sixth goal he bagged his first European goal in the 79th minute before Gabriel Jesus completed the seven goal rout.