Champions League: Three Things we Learned From Manchester City’s 7-0 win Over Schalke

Manchester City played hosts to Schalke at the Eithad Stadium in the second leg of the Champions League round of 16 and demolished any hopes the visitors had of progressing to the next round. City ran away 7-0 winners, taking the total aggregate to 10-2 and sounding a warning to the rest of the teams in the quarterfinals. 

Here are three things we learned from Manchester City’s 7-0 win over Schalke.  

3. Ruthless City

Manchester City did not waste any time in making sure they did not fall in a similar fashion to Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid or Paris Saint-Germain. They started scoring in the 35th minute via a penalty but went on a spree that also included Phil Foden becoming the youngest player to score for the club in the Champions League.  

2. English representation

With City’s ruthless win, England will have at least three teams in the quarterfinals of the Champions League. If Liverpool progress to the next round in their game against Bayern Munich, then it would mean that all teams from England have reached the last eight, with the possibility at least two teams facing each other increasing all the more.  

1. Quadruple pressure

With such a dominating victory, manager Pep Guardiola has not made it any easier for people to stop asking about quadruple chances. Having already won the League Cup, they are still very much in the hunt for the Premier League, Champions League and the FA Cup, and it is a distinct possibility that they could end up winning them all.  

 Here are three things we learned from Manchester City’s 7-0 win over Schalke.