Brugge 1-5 Man City: Mahrez on the double as City go top

Brugge 1-5 Man City: Mahrez on the double as City go top

Manchester City beat Club Brugge 5-1 in a UEFA Champions League game staged in Belgium on Tuesday night. 

In a one-sided affair in Brugge, City was to take a half-hour lead through Cancelo after the home side had sat back for the better part of the earlier proceedings. The defender ran down the middle onto a sensational lofted pass from Phil Foden, taking it on his chest and nudging in coolly past the onrushing keeper.

Riyad Mahrez was to double the visitors lead from the penalty spot after he was tripped by Nsoki in the box; the visitors racing to a 2-0 lead at the break.

Just as the first half, City continued with their dominance in the second half and it was no surprise when Kyle Walker extended their lead in the 53rd minute but the show was to be left for 19-year-old Cole Plamer who was introduced for De Bruyne.

The young striker made it known to his hosts that he was in for business when he grabbed City's fifth just minutes after coming on. While Vanaken reduced the arrears for Brugge with nine minutes remaining on the clock, Mahrez ensured they had their four-goal cushion with his second of the game and City's fifth five minutes later.

In another game played earlier on, porting Lisbon proved to be too strong for hosts Besiktas after recording a convincing 4-1 win against the hosts.

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