Aguero becomes Manchester City's all-time leading scorer

Jonathan Hernandez
November 2, 2017

Manchester City book their spot in the last-16 stage of the Champions League courtesy of a 4-2 win at Napoli on Wednesday night.

With Napoli having pegged City back to level at 2-2 from the penalty spot on 62 minutes, Aguero restored his side's lead seven minutes later with a cool finish from just inside the penalty area following a lightning counter-attack. Danilo replaced Kyle Walker in defence, while Ilkay Gundogan, Raheem Sterling and Aguero came in for David Silva, Bernardo Silva and Gabriel Jesus, who all dropped to the bench. He has scored 107 in 154 Premier League matches at a rate of a goal every 106 minutes.

264 - appearances for Aguero in all competitions to reach the record mark, compared to Eric Brook's 493.

Lorenzo Insigne opened the scoring for the hosts with a delightful goal after working beautifully with Dries Mertens.

Both teams had their moments in what was a very lively first 15 minutes, but Napoli were creating the better chances - Mertens firing at Ederson from a wide angle after another smart move.

Napoli cleared the resulting corner behind but conceded from City's second attempt as Stones powered in Sane's outswinger via the underside of the crossbar.

The teams played out an enthralling encounter a fortnight ago at the Etihad, which Man City edged 2-1, and it proved to be an entertaining first-half in the second clash in Naples as the teams went into the break level at 1-1. The Argentine then surged into the Napoli penalty box, and proceeded to power the ball home into the bottom right-hand corner, as he became City's all-time goalscorer with a whopping 178 goals to his name.

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