Sergio Aguero In For Gabriel Jesus

Manchester City's all-conquering season reached new peaks as Sergio Aguero became the club's all-time top scorer with a decisive goal in a thrilling 4-2 victory at Napoli that secured their place in the Champions League last 16 on Wednesday.

He became City's leading post-war goalscorer last season, netting in a 5-0 FA Cup demolition of West Ham to overtake club great Colin Bell, although Aguero's future in Manchester has been the subject of speculation during Pep Guardiola's tenure as manager.

He is flanked by Sane, who is yet to score in the Champions League, and Raheem Sterling. The first shot of the match eventually came from Marek Hamsik in the sixth minute, although his effort was comfortable for Ederson.

City started the second half just as they finished the first, scoring from a corner kick.

The Citizens edged out Napoli 2-1 in the reverse group stage game at the Etihad and are now looking to do the double over Maurizio Sarri's men.

Lorenzo Insigne opened the scoring for the hosts, though Nicolas Otamendi and John Stones both headed home to put City ahead.

The Italian outfit did equalise just past the hour, however, when Jorginho scored from the penalty spot after Albiol had been brought to the ground by Sane inside the penalty box.

Sane then redeemed himself with a brilliant individual effort on the counter-attack, running the length of the field and losing the ball only for Sergio Aguero to recover it and score the victor.

  • Jon Douglas