Champions League: Mahrez stars as Manchester City rout Brugge
Riyad Mahrez scored twice as Manchester City produced a dominant away performance to put their Champions League campaign back on track with a 5-1 thrashing of hosts Club Brugge on Tuesday.
Joao Cancelo and Mahrez netted to put the English champions 2-0 ahead at half-time at the Jan Breydel Stadium with Kyle Walker, teenage substitute Cole Palmer and Mahrez again adding three more after the break.
Hans Vanaken scored Brugge’s consolation goal with nine minutes remaining.
City’s comfortable victory came after they lost at Paris Saint-Germain in their last Group A game and sees them advance to six points, two more than their Belgian hosts.
In the other early game, Sporting rekindled their hopes of reaching the knockout stage as a double by Uruguay defender Sebastian Coates helped secure a 4-1 victory at Besiktas in Group C. The result left Sporting third on three points from as many games while Besiktas remained bottom with none.