MANCHESTER, England – Raheem Sterling left the Farce in a great way to help Manchester City win a 6-0 win over Shakhtar Donetsk and on the edge of qualifications for the Champions League on Wednesday.
The English wing provided the main point in another convincing victory for Citi when he pulled his fingers on the field while he tried to hit the 24th minute and crashed. Judge Viktor Kassai awarded the penalty despite not being in contact with the defender – much to the surprise of the players of Shahtera, some of whom laughed at the decision – and Gabriel Isus turned 2-0 and the first three at night.
"We do not want to score in that situation," said manager Pep Guardiola. "It was really clear."
Sterling showed much more after he scored the third goal of the city by pulling the ball 40 meters outside, feeding two potential players and twisting a fierce hit in the top corner from the edge of the area to 48th. It was running and finishing the man in shape, and Sterling scored twice in the Premier League last weekend.
Jesus managed to score 4-0 in 72nd place, again with the ball after David Silva came into the game by Taras Stepanenko before Riyadh Mahrez and Jesus – with a goal that ended with their heat – ended with a result. Silva placed City 1-0 with a final round in 13th place.
The city remained in the first place in group F but moved three points ahead of Lyon after the French club pulled 2-2 against Hoffenheim. Champs of England need another point with their last two matches to be sure of the first match.
After the latest striking masters in the city, it was a penalty decision – a referee who served in the Champions League Final and World Cups – what is best remembered. This has led Sterling to train around the world on social media.
It was so obvious that Sterling turned around before he was bothered by the Joker defender Mikola Matvjenko that Guardiola covered his face with his hands after the incident before he fingered his bench, indicating that the penalty should not be awarded. Sergio Aguero, the replacement that sat in front of Guardiola, had a smile on his face.
An official behind the goal – used in UEFA competitions instead of a video assistant judge – looked like a good view of the road, but he did not see it in some way.
"Judges, I said a long time ago, they have to help," Guardiola said. "They want to make good performance, they do not want to make mistakes. But today, the game is fast, fast, players are more qualified.
"It takes three seconds, four seconds, 10 seconds, because someone is involved to say that there is no penalty, continue."
Sterling looked crazy because he left the place where he fell and told the referee that there was no contact with the opponent.
Asked whether Sterling could posses, Guardiola said "he could have done it, yes" before pointing to a goal that was wrong in the second part of last year's quarter-finals against Liverpool.
Citi scored 23 goals in the last six games in all competitions, leaving the derby against Manchester United in the Premier League on Sunday.
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