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  1. Aguero gets hat-trick after missing two penalties
  2. Silva and Nolito score other Man City goals
  3. Second leg at Etihad on 24 August (19:45)

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By Emlyn Begley

All times stated are UK

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That's us finished for the night now, but check out the latest from the Olympics - both TV and text - on our live page here throughout the night.

Some people in the office seemed very excited about cycling there so have a look if that sounds like your thing.

More from Pep Guardiola: "Now Raheem Sterling is playing really good. But he's young and has to learn a lot. He has a lot of quality, he’s fast, has a good work ethic, can play right or left, go out to the line or go in the middle. He's a fantastic player. That's why Manchester City were so clever to buy him last season.

"All the players are important. We have to create a good team spirit and we’ve seen that in the two games."

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola told BT Sport: "We are almost in the Champions League. That was our target. It was a great performance, great attitudes. The result is amazing; I am so satisfied with the way we played - a big compliment to these fantastic players.

"All the managers in the world want to create chances and concede few. We are there. Now it’s rest and focus on Stoke City and the second game."

Coming up tomorrow...

The other five Champions League play-off first legs are tomorrow and some of them look pretty tasty. Celtic are in action, while Dundalk bid to be the first Irish side to ever reach the Champions League group stages.

FC Porto v Roma is a game which feels like it should be in the groups and not a qualifier.

Celtic v Hapoel Be'er Sheva

Dundalk v Legia Warsaw

FC Porto v Roma

Ludogorets v Viktoria Plzen

Villarreal v Monaco

Wow! 5:0 with some amazing goals from my teammates 🔥🔥 Fantastic job, @ManCity! #UCL #steauavcity

Manchester City's exciting summer signing, who should be ready for his debut soon after a hamstring injury, was impressed by the rout.

Manchester City winger Raheem Sterling on BT Sport: "It was a bit disappointing not to take our early chances. But we stuck in at the end and got the goals we deserved. But we can’t rest in the second leg.

"It’s been a good start to the season so far [for me], but most importantly it's two games and two wins. I’ve come back with a good mentality. I just want to play football."

Manchester City playmaker Kevin de Bruyne on BT Sport: "I think we played a really good game. It could have been eight or nine. 

"In the end Sergio Aguero scored three goals. If you do that, nobody will complain about the two missed penalties.

"At half-time we knew we needed a couple more goals [to kill off the tie] and keep it nil. Now we know it’s a really good advantage and we should qualify next week."

Full-time results tonight

Ajax 1-1 Rostov

Young Boys 1-3 Borussia Monchengladbach

Dinamo Zagreb 1-1 Salzburg 

FC Copenhagen 1-0 Apoel Nicosia

The second leg of this tie is next Wednesday. Manchester City were so dominant tonight that some of the fringe players like Yaya Toure and Joe Hart might get a run-out... 

Steaua manager Laurentiu Reghecampf gives his players a team talk on the pitch afterwards. His side were shocking, but even if they'd been on form they'd still have lost against an impressive Manchester City tonight.

Sergio Aguero has now scored eight hat-tricks for Manchester City. The Premier League's best player since Cristiano Ronaldo?

Sergio Aguero

FULL-TIME - Steaua Bucharest 0-5 Manchester City

Manchester City were brilliant tonight and barring one of football's most unlikely stories next week, they will be into the Champions League group stages.

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Two minutes added on.

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Jack Parkes: Nolito looks like he could be City's David Villa. Chemistry with Silva and Aguero is already frightening! 

Peter Collins: I wonder if City will use a few kids next week. Steaua just aren't very good, surely it's a good chance to give them minutes?

GOAL - Steaua Bucharest 0-5 Manchester City

Sergio Aguero

Goals 3-2 missed penalties, Sergio Aguero gets his hat-trick. 

Fernando plays the ball through to the Argentine, who has his back to goal. He turns and runs towards goal - with the Steaua defence giving him all the time in the world - before slamming home.

Steaua are defending like it's the last five minutes of five-a-side and you're just thinking of getting home for a beer. 

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Jonathan Cowley: This would be double figures but for Steaua's keeper. Majestic, masterful stuff from City tonight.

Viv: Sergio Aguero is just delight to watch! But great team work between him and Nolito for the goal. Keep them coming (1 more)

Daniel Woodley: As team goals go that was absolutely brilliant from Manchester City. If this was a boxing match the referee would have stopped it

Sergio Aguero has about six minutes left to complete his hat-trick. Seems a long time ago that we were all semi-secretly wondering if he could miss a hat-trick of penalties.

Marko Rog - great name - has levelled for Dinamo Zagreb against Salzburg. That's 1-1 in Croatia now.

This is the first time Manchester City have ever scored four goals away from home in a European game.

And it's almost five, but Florin Nita dives to his right to keep out Nolito's effort.


Kevin de Bruyne, who played the pass that set up that move, comes off for Fernando in Manchester City's midfield. He's showed some great touches tonight.

GOAL - Steaua Bucharest 0-4 Manchester City

Sergio Aguero

This is an excellent goal and surely the tie is over. Nolito and Sergio Aguero play an excellent 1-2-3 with first-time touches and the Argentine fires home from the right-hand side of the penalty area.

Aguero second goal

Sergio Aguero forces another good save from Florin Nita, who had to stretch to keep it out. He's played very well but...

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Mark: Not surprised! Saw Steaua a few times last year they were awful each time. 

Sergio Aguero forces a great one-handed save from the keeper after Steaua's defence switch off and then Raheem Sterling passes the rebound to David Silva, who fires over. It's very comfortable.


Manchester City's second change is also at full-back, with Gael Clichy replacing Aleksandar Kolarov. I could probably come on at left-back and they'd be fine. 

Apart from registration issues obviously...

Two quickfire goals have put Borussia Monchengladbach, who finished fourth in last season's Bundesliga, in control at Young Boys. Andre Hahn scored after 67 minutes and Raffael netted his second two minutes later. They are 3-1 up in Switzerland now.


Manchester City make their first change and it's at right-back as Bacary Sagna, who started against Sunderland, comes on for the booked Pablo Zabaleta.


Are Steaua just settling for the 3-0 defeat now? Defender Ovidiu Popescu comes on for midfielder Muniru Sulley, who just skied a shot with a near air-kick a few seconds ago.

There's now been at least one goal in all five Champions League play-offs tonight, Valentino Lazaro putting Salzburg ahead at Dinamo Zagreb.

It's hard to read too much tactically with regards to Pep Guardiola in this game as Manchester City won't face many worse sides all season than Steaua Bucharest.

It's almost 4-0 as City break down the right with Kevin de Bruyne, and his cross finds Sergio Aguero, who has a shot with a first-time flick, but it's saved easily by Florin Nita.


Steaua striker Alexandru Tudorie, who came on at the break, is booked for fouling Pablo Zabaleta.

And now Alin Otsca is shown a yellow card too.

They can surely start planning for the Europa League group stages now, which is where the losers of this tie go.

Swiss side Young Boys are level against Borussia Monchengladbach, with Miralem Sulejmani firing home.


Both of Manchester City's full-backs have been booked now - Aleksandar Kolarov joins Pablo Zabaleta in the yellow card club for clattering Adrian Popa.


Manchester City are absolutely rampant now. Certainly not missing the £100m+ worth of players they have left in England. 

Nolito hits the outside of the post while trying to beat Florin Nita at his near stick. This could go on to be a rout.

Sergio Aguero is the latest player to have a shot, kills the ball dead with his first touch and rifles in a shot which goes wide and breaks a camera behind the goal.

GOAL - Steaua Bucharest 0-3 Manchester City


Nolito's first goal for Manchester City and this must be game over. The Spaniard passes it to Kevin de Bruyne, who plays a brilliant ball through the defence for the former Celta Vigo man and he just steps around keeper Florin Nita and taps the ball home.

Nolito goal

Steaua Bucharest have an early effort in the second half but Nicolae Stanciu, who seems to be the only guy taking shots for them, drags the ball into the side netting.


Steaua Bucharest 0-2 Manchester City

Steaua made a double change at half-time, Alexandru Tudorie and Alexandru Bourceanu on, striker Bojan Golubovic and midfielder Vlad Achim off.


Steaua Bucharest 0-2 Manchester City

We are under way in the second half now.

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Osakyna: Raheem is on fire today. Impressive showing so far

Stavros Makrozachopo: With all due respect to Romanian football,i very much doubt this team would avoid relegation if they played in the Premier League.

Liz Tray: How are Manchester City not 6-0 up at half-time? That is a sentence I've never typed in 30+ years of being a blue. I forgive you Serge!