Barry says record-equalling Aguero is one of the game's great strikers

Beth Cruz
November 2, 2017

Manchester City qualified for the last 16 of the UEFA Champions League with an impressive 4-2 win over Napoli in a Group F match at the Stadio San Paolo on Wednesday night.

Aguero has won two Premier League titles - the first clinched by his unforgettable 30th goal for City in the dying second of the 2011-12 season against Queens Park Rangers - and as many EFL Cups over his previous six seasons at the Etihad Stadium.

Frello Filho equalised before Sergio Aguero and Raheem Sterling secured all three points.

Indeed, it was the home side that made the breakthrough in the 21st minute when Insigne played a one-two with Mertens inside the City box before finding the back of the net with a super finish.

Brook scored his final goal for the club in 1939, meaning Aguero has broken a record that had stood for 78 years.

Sergio Aguero became Manchester City's all-time leading goalscorer after finishing off this superb counterattack.

Maurizio Sarri can feel aggrieved to have taken nothing from two pulsating encounters with City and his Napoli now face a must-win clash with Shakhtar Donetsk next time out to preserve their interest in the competition.

Napoli cleared the resulting corner behind but conceded from City's second attempt as Stones powered in Sane's outswinger via the underside of the crossbar.

Both teams had their moments in what was a very lively first 15 minutes, but Napoli were creating the better chances - Mertens firing at Ederson from a wide angle after another smart move.

Headed goals from City's unlikely central defensive strike force of Nicolas Otamendi and John Stones either side of halftime had seen Pep Guardiola's side overturn a 21st-minute lead deservedly given to the Serie A leaders by Lorenzo Insigne.

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