After a rain delay and an extra night’s kip, Manchester City v Borussia Monchengladbach finally kicked off – and for the City fans at least, it was worth the wait.
It didn’t take Sergio Aguero long to make his mark, scoring in the eighth minute to break the deadlock.
That's 7 in 5 games now for Aguero. On fire. #MCFC— Stuart Brennan (@StuBrennanMEN) September 14, 2016
And the Argentinian made it a hat-trick with two more to put the game out of sight.
2 - Sergio Aguero is the first non-English player to score two Champions League hat-tricks for an English club side. Hero.— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) September 14, 2016
Aguero has completed his hat-trick at the Etihad. He's one to watch. He'll be in Garth Crooks' team of the week if he keeps up this form.— Paddy Power (@paddypower) September 14, 2016
The icing on top of Pep Guardiola’s European cake was a goal from his in-form youngster, Kelechi Iheanacho.
If Iheanacho weren't already (much) better than rashford, imagine what 3 years of Pep vs 3 years of Jose coaching will do.— Jonny Singer (@Jonny_Singer) September 14, 2016
And this is a big statement. We’re sure fans of Arsenal, Manchester United, Chelsea, Liverpool and Nottingham Forest have something to say about this…
The current @ManCity team has the potential to be the best English team ever. Breathtaking to watch.— Frank Mitchell (@frank_broadcast) September 14, 2016
Although it was Pep’s side who won on the night, it was Gladbach’s Twitter account that stole the show. They had already started sassing City before a ball was kicked.
And as the Aguero party started, Gladbach’s gifs were in full flow.
You have to admire the sense of humour!
PLS ANNOUNCE RAIN— Gladbach (@borussia_en) September 14, 2016
No points for a joke well made though, we’re afraid to say.