HOFFENHEIM 1-2 CITY: MATCH GALLERY

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David Silva struck a priceless 86th minute goal to secure a vital 2-1 Champions League win for Manchester City in Hoffenheim.


After having fought back from conceding a shock first minute goal to the hosts through Sergio Aguero’s strike, the Blues dominated possession and chances but found the Bundesliga hosts a tough side to break down.

But with time running out, El Mago delivered a moment of magic to secure a vital three points and get our European campaign up and running.

Enjoy a selection of the best match images from a dramatic night at the Rhein-Neckar-Arena above.

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1. BY THE RIGHT: Fernandinho looks to set up a City attack

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2. ACTION MAN: Raheem Sterling causes havoc amongst the Hoffenheim defence

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3. EURO FIGHTER: Raheem Sterling brings the ball under control

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4. UP AND AT 'HEIM: Leroy Sane looks to cut a swathe through the Hoffenheim defence

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5. FOCUS: Ilkay Gundogan is a study in concentration on his return to his native Germany

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6. SUPER TUESDAY: The Blues celebrate David Silva's winner

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7. SQUAD GOALS: The City team line up before kick-off

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8. NO ENTRY: Fernandinho and Nicolas Otamendi put the squeeze on the hosts

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9. SOLID SILVA: El Mago puts City on the front-foot

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10. FRESH LEGS: Substitute Bernardo Silva looks to make an instant impact

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11. GERMAN BITE: Leroy Sane puts his body on the line

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12. POWER SERGE: Kun looks to wrestle back possession

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13. ALL SMILES: Leroy Sane's reaction says it all after David Silva's late winner

[Source : Manchester City Football Club Official Website : Read More]