Silva strike enough for City

November 24, 2016
Manchester City's David Silva is tackled during the Champions League Group C match between Borussia Moenchengladbach and Manchester City in Moenchengladbach, Germany yesterday. The game ended 1-1.

 

MOENCHENGLADBACH, Germany (AP):

David Silva's sole strike before the break was enough for Manchester City to reach the knockout stages of the Champions League with a 1-1 draw at Borussia Moenchengladbach yesterday.

Both sides finished with 10 men as 'Gladbach captain Lars Stindl and City defender Fernandinho were both shown their second yellow cards for tactical fouls in the second half.

The draw took City to eight points in Group C, four behind Barcelona, who qualified with a 2-0 win at Celtic. City will finish second due to their head-to-head record against Moenchengladbach, who are three points behind and assured of Europa League participation in third place. Celtic are last with two points.

"You have to also stay grounded. We're very happy to have secured third place from a very complicated game," Moenchengladbach coach Andre Schubert said. "It's an important step for us."

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