Sergio Aguero kept City’s Champions League hopes alive with a hat-trick against Bayern Munich…
Manuel Pellegrini has declared Sergio Ageuro to be the world’s best striker, after his hat-trick in the 3-2 win over Bayern Munich kept Manchester City’s Champions League hopes alive – reports in the Daily Mail.
Aguero bagged two late goals, pounced on defensive errors from Xabi Alonso and Jerome Boateng to clinically turn the match around in the closing stages after gaols from Alonso and Robert Lewandowski had given Bayern a 2-1 lead.
“Sergio is one of the best players in the world and one of the best strikers. He played well and so did the team in the second half,” said Pellegrini.
“We conceded at the end of the first half the two goals, but we trust, we pressed and finally we got the chances for Sergio to score. We have to do our duty. We have won the first one and now we must beat Roma away.
“This kind of victory is very important, we will see what happens in the last game and whether we have a mathematical chance to qualify. My first thought is that we conceded two goals in the way we did and it is difficult to win from that position.
“At half time I told the players we have 45 minutes to stay in the Champions League. To beat Bayern Munich, who had so much possession and to not to lose our spirit after losing those two goals, we were never beaten.
“This is not of the most dramatic night or the most important of my managerial career – it was just a group game, but it was important to stay in the Champions League. The emotion was dramatic, but I trust the team to do the job.”
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