Schalke 2-3 Man City: Sterling stoppage time goal saves City

Champions League By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 20/02/2019

Manchester City fought hard with a man down to earn a 3-2 win against Schalke at the Veltins-Arena on Wednesday evening in the Champions League as Raheem Sterling stoppage time gave them the victory.

Manchester City started the game in front as they aim to hit the ground running in the opening minute but the effort yielded a result after Schalke goalkeeper pass was intercepted by David Silva who passed to laid it to Sergio Aguero in the box for a tap-in in the 18th minute.

Schalke forward Uth got a break after Manchester defence was caught open but his attempt went off target. Manchester City was unfortunate as Schalke penalty call was ruled in favour of the home team after the Video Assistant Review (VAR).

Nabil Bentaleab made no mistake from the spot as he rightly converted the spot kick to make it 1-1 in the 37th minute.

Bentaleb was on point again in the 44th minute as he converted the second spot-kick after a foul by Fernandiho in the box.

The first half ended in favour of the home team.

Manchester City pushed forward in a bid to get the second goal but the defence of the home team was compact enough to deny Manchester City any penetration.

Otamendi was shown the second card as he was given a marching order in the 68th minute, Pep Guardiola threw in Vincent Kompany in the the70th minute for David Silva.

Aguero was withdrawn for Leroy Sane with 12 minutes to go. Sane's free-kick with just five minutes remaining gave Manchester City the equalising goal.

Raheem Sterling added the third goal for the visitors to make it 2-3 at the stoppage time.