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Gallery: Bernardo shines in Budapest!

Bernardo Silva scored one and assisted another as City defeated Borussia Monchengladbach 0-2 in the first-leg of the UEFA Champions League last-16 clash in Hungary.

Pep Guardiola's men began the encounter in confident fashion at the Puscas Stadium in Budapest, which hosted the encounter due to travel restrictions for Germany, with Raheem Sterling coming close to breaching the Bundesliga side's backline twice in the early stages.

City dominated the ball and our persistence paid off seconds before the half-hour mark, with Joao Cancelo whipping a perfect cross onto the head of Bernardo Silva, who confidently headed in from six yards to provide a crucial away goal and mark his first goal in the competition this season.

Monchengladbach came forward with more ambition after the interval, with Alassane Plea cleverly flicking just wide of Ederson's post.

The chance sparked City back into life and with 25 minutes remaining as Cancelo and Bernardo combined again to devastating effect.

Cancelo's curling cross was nodded across the six-yard box by Bernardo and Gabriel Jesus was in the right place at the right time to poke in the second goal of the evening.

Sergio Aguero made his long-awaited return from injury, featuring for the final ten minutes, with City remaining in control to secure our 12th away win in succession in all competitions - a new top-flight record, and a remarkable 25th clean sheet of the campaign.

See the best images from the clash via the gallery below.

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