City's nine Champions League wins in a row is the most ever by an English side.

Goals from Kevin De Bruyne, Bernardo Silva and Phil Foden put us in charge of our Round of 16 tie against FC Copenhagen in Denmark on Tuesday.

That came after six wins from six in Group G earlier this season and victories in the final and semi-final second leg last season.

Match report | FC Copenhagen 1-3 City

Our run of nine straight successes surpasses the previous best by an English side in Europe’s elite club competition - seven successive wins by Liverpool in 2021/22.

Bayern Munich’s 15 consecutive victories ending in 2020 remains the best ever achieved by any side in the Champions League since 1992.

Our performance at Parken Stadium on Tuesday means we are the first side in Champions League history to score three or more goals in seven successive games.

We have also won four successive away games in the competition for just the second time in our history.

Flying Foden

This was Phil Foden‘s 50th UEFA Champions League appearance.

At 23 years and 261 days, he is the youngest of the 25 English men ever to reach that landmark.

His assist for De Bruyne, a delightful pass that cut through Copenhagen, was his 50th in all competitions for City.

With his late strike he became the first player to both score and assist on his 50th Champions League appearance since Paulo Dybala in November 2021.

Foden has now amassed 25 goal involvements this season - scoring 15 times and assisting 10.

In terms of goals alone, he is just one strike off his career-best tally of 16 across all competitions.

Destructive De Bruyne

Since the start of 2019-20, Kevin De Bruyne (10) is just the fourth player to score at least 10 goals in the knockout stages of the UEFA Champions League

Karim Benzema (17), Erling Haaland (13) and Robert Lewandowski (11) are the only other players to do so.

Given he’s a midfielder primarily tasked with creating chances for the likes of the three marksmen mentioned above, that shows De Bruyne‘s exceptional standards in recent seasons.

Since returning from five months on the sidelines, he has already contributed to nine goals in just eight appearances across all competitions.

This was his second goal in that time while he now has seven assists since the cameo against Huddersfield early in January.

Dominating in Denmark

While the scores were level for a period, this was a dominant display by the European champions.

Pep Guardiola‘s side had 79% of the ball and completed 770 passes compared to just 144 by our opposition.

497 of our passes came in the Copenhagen half, more than eight times the 59 our hosts had on our side of the halfway line.

The top 10 players on the pitch in terms of passes were completed were all City men with Kevin Diks (21) just sneaking ahead of Jack Grealish, who was substituted less than a quarter of the way through the game.

Taking 27 shots in total, we had an xG of 3.39 while Copenhagen mustered just 0.39 from four shots.

Champions League stats so far this season

City’s 21 goals in this year’s competition is the most of any side - with Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid next on 17.

We average 70% possession, which is 7.5% better than Paris Saint-Germain in second.

Erling Haaland‘s five goals has him joint top of the scoring charts with Alvaro Morata, Antoine Griezmann and Rasmus Hojlund.