Bernardo Silva Hits Stunning Strike To Put Manchester City In Control Against Sporting
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For those of you watching PSG vs Real Madrid on Tuesday night, you might have missed Bernardo Silva's incredible strike against Sporting.
Champions League nights do occasionally leave us with some tough choices over which game to watch, if you don't want to get your laptop to watch two at a time.
If you've got much sense of Tuesday then you'd be watching PSG against Real, unless you happen to be a Manchester City fan of course.
Assuming that's the option you've gone with, then have no fear we're here to fill you in with what's going on in Lisbon, and it's no surprise to learn that City are winning.
Pep Guardiola's went ahead after just seven minutes through Riyad Mahrez, but had to wait another 20 minutes to double the lead, and boy was it worth the wait.
Bernardo Silva struck with a stunning goal just before the half hour mark, slamming the ball home on the bounce as it sat up perfectly for him following a City corner.
💥 Bernardo Silva 💥— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) February 15, 2022
He's slammed the ball home right on the half-volley! A tricky technique made to look so easy... 🤤
Man City are flying! pic.twitter.com/va3h6S9T4c
What. A. Goal!— UEFA Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) February 15, 2022
That Bernardo Silva half-volley 🔥#UCL pic.twitter.com/dKHhvcYjDw
I feel as though I’ve said this before… Bernardo Silva OH MY what a finish 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 @ManCity— Janine Beckie (@janinebeckie) February 15, 2022
OH MY WORD BERNARDO SILVA YOU LITTLE MAGICIAN WHAT A GOAL— Ryan (@bernardooooV3) February 15, 2022
Bernardo Silva just turned up to the stadium of his former clubs rivals and did THAT. He ain’t real— ¹⁰ (@SxrgioSZN) February 15, 2022
Bernardo Silva, you’re different f*cking gravy mate. 🤤👏— Footy Limbs (@FootyLimbs) February 15, 2022
🎥 @btsportfootball pic.twitter.com/UdDDkaJZKM
What a strike from Bernardo. And there's Benfica fans in the Sporting stand celebrating!— Jonathan Smith (@jonnysmiffy) February 15, 2022
And it's yet another Bernardo Silva finish that prompts yelps in press box...— Jack Gaughan (@Jack_Gaughan) February 15, 2022
Me after that Bernardo thunderbastard #mcfc #UCL pic.twitter.com/Q2TgLtc2fy— Matt Pidd (@MattPidd) February 15, 2022
Me watching the Bernardo Silva goal #UCL pic.twitter.com/cGuYL3tTQb— Nathan 🐐💙 (@KompanySZN) February 15, 2022
Bernardo silva have my kids 💙— nour (@nourmcfc) February 15, 2022
There was talk before the season begun that Bernardo had wanted out at City, after falling down the pecking order in the previous campaign.
Arsenal were linked with the player but no one came forward to match the Premier League champions' asking price, and it's a good job.
The former Monaco player has been in incredible form this term and helped City back to the top of the table and into the last 16 of the Champions League.
Before half time Phil Foden managed to make it 3-0 and then Silva made it four shortly after. With no goals in Paris, despite an entertaining opening half, maybe those who chose to watch City were right.
Still, it could have been worse, you could have actually chosen to go out of your way to watch a Manchester United match, on a stream!
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Topics: Champions League, Manchester City, Bernardo Silva, Premier League, Sporting CP