Manchester City 7-0 Schalke – PLAYER RATINGS: Ilkay Gundogan runs show as Danilo fills in ably at centre back
Manchester City thrashed Schalke 7-0 to book their Champions League quarter-final spot in style on Tuesday night.
Sergio Aguero netted twice, with Leroy Sane, Raheem Sterling, Bernardo Silva, Phil Foden and Gabriel Jesus also among the goals.
Sportsmail’s JACK GAUGHAN was at the Etihad Stadium to assess the performances of those involved.
Sergio Aguero scored twice as Manchester City thrashed Schalke 7-0 at the Etihad Stadium
MANCHESTER CITY (4-3-3)
Barely anything to do yet again, but accomplished when called upon.
KYLE WALKER 7
A shaky start but grew into the game as City became more expansive.
Eased Pep Guardiola’s injury crisis by filling in ably at centre back
Danilo, pictured celebrating in the tunnel after the match, filled in well at centre back for City
AYMERIC LAPORTE 7
Sauntered through the second leg comfortably with no major concerns.
OLEKSANDR ZINCHENKO 7
Use of the ball was good and super assist for Leroy Sane’s goal. Good in the tackle.
BERNARDO SILVA 8
Strong dart into the box won a penalty. Plays the game in such a silky fashion.
ILKAY GUNDOGAN 9
Ran the game. Best player on the park and had a major say in the opening two goals.
Ilkay Gundogan was the best player on the pitch and he ran the game from City’s midfield
DAVID SILVA 7
Others flourished around him but he kept possession well, impressing in midfield again.
RAHEEM STERLING 8.5
Diligent running on the right and a goal too. His end product improves every week.
SERGIO AGUERO 8.5
Cheeky Panenka penalty gave City the lead. Simply lethal.
LEROY SANE 8.5
Fine run for the third should be a much-needed boost.
Leroy Sane scored one goal and had another disallowed for offside after rounding the keeper
Phil Foden 7.5 (for D Silva, 64mins)
Gabriel Jesus 7 (for Aguero, 64)
Fabian Delph 6 (for Laporte, 72)
Subs not used: Muric, Stones, Humphreys, Mahrez
Fahrmann 3; McKennie 4 (Mendyl 74, 4), Bruma 4, Stambouli 4, S Sane 4, Oczipka 4; Embolo 5 (Skrzybski 69, 6.5), Serdar 6, Bentaleb 6, Konoplyanka 6.5; Burgstaller 6 (Teuchert, 79).
Subs not used: Nubel, Rudy, Matondo, Kutucu
Yevhen Konoplyanka, pictured under pressure from Kyle Walker, was Schalke’s star man