When it comes to Manchester City and Europe everything seems to be an inevitability. Their routine victory over Young Boys secured an 11th straight season in the Champions League knockout stages
Erling Haaland scored twice to take his Champions League tally to 39 in 34 games with a penalty and a vicious drive into the top corner. A victory at home to Leipzig in their next match will seal top spot.
The job is still not done because we have to finish first because it is better to have the second leg in the last 16 at home, not away, because at home we feel confidentGuardiola said
Phil Foden dazzled on the right, earning his reward on the eve of half-time as he received a Jack Grealish pass, tricked his way beyond Ulisses Garcia before slotting into the far bottom corner for a deserved second.
It was a night of glorious efficiency for Guardiola. He was able to rest Rodri and allowed Mateo Kovacic a chance to flourish in midfield in a dominant display alongside the equally impressive Lewis and Nunes, and Grealish was afforded time in a central role.