Manchester City made an impressive start to their Champions League campaign with a 4-0 win over Feyenoord in Rotterdam as Sergio Agüero chalked up his 50th goal in European competition.
John Stones had already put City ahead after only two minutes when Agüero made a characteristic darting run to the near-post before finishing first time past a helpless Brad Jones. The Argentinian is rapidly closing in on Eric Brook’s club record but his latest strike was his 50th in 84 UEFA competition appearances.
City offered a supreme display of attacking in their Group F opener. Sergio Agüero and Gabriel Jesus both scored, to take the pair to seven goals in five outings in all competitions. The manager has insisted they can dovetail, and the Argentinian-Brazilian combo is certainly proving him right.
Gabriel Jesus added the third on his Champions League debut and while many predicted the Brazilian signalled the end for Agüero, when both have started, they have an impressive six goals apiece.
Stones scored a second just after the hour mark to complete the rout as City sit top of Group F.
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Elsewhere in City’s group there was an upset as Napoli were beaten by Shakhtar Donetsk.
Former Vélez striker Facundo Ferreyra’s deft flick set up Taison for the Ukrainian club’s opener and after 58 minutes Chucky headed in the second.
Napoli pulled a goal back from the penalty spot but Shakhtar held on for a crucial three points.
In Group E, Liverpool dropped two points at Anfield as Joaquin Correa struck in the 72nd minute to grab Sevilla a 2-2 draw.
The Argentina international looks poised for a big season in Spain and following Roberto Firmino’s missed penalty, Correa expertly took Luis Muriel’s pass in his stride before curling the ball past Loris Karius.
Firmino’s inability to extend the lead proved costly after his first goal and a deflected Mo Salah strike has cancelled out Wissam Ben Yedder’s early opener.
Correa appears to be a firm favourite of Jorge Sampaoli and the 23-year-old looks set for a bright future with Sevilla and Argentina.