Pep Guardiola will have been delighted with the work rate and industry shown by his Man City side in Portugal.
By playing a full strength XI against Sporting, it showed the Catalan’s mentality, and he was rewarded by a first-half where the Citizens were head and shoulders above their hosts.
MORE: Trent mocks Man City
Riyad Mahrez had given City the perfect start before a sumptuous half-volley from Bernardo Silva doubled the lead inside 20 minutes.
Phil Foden then bagged a tap-in before Silva added another before half-time.
Bernardo Silva goal for Manchester City against Sporting pic.twitter.com/MAerR8BtI8
— Live News (@LiveNewsForAll_) February 15, 2022
8vos de final ida
Gol de Manchester City ???????
Phil Foden ????????
— FutbolGol12 (@Gol12Futbol) February 15, 2022
— ELEVEN Portugal (@ElevenSports_PT) February 15, 2022
Pictures from beIN Sports and Eleven Sports