It was another brilliant performance from Manchester City as they hammered Everton 5-0 at the Etihad on Sunday. Having won the title, the game was a dead rubber for the title holders. Most importantly though, it was an emotional game for City’s legendary no.10, Sergio Aguero.
Aguero was due to play his last game for the club as he recently announced that he will be leaving the club after the end of the season.
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Against the Toffees, the Argentinian striker came off the bench in the 65th minute and secured two goals within a span of 11 minutes.
His first goal was set up by Fernandinho as the Brazilian snatched possession from Davies and had channeled a sleek pass in the path of Sergio Aguero which was slotback home by the striker. There was more misery from City’s end as their no.10 added another goal in the 76th minute to make it 5-0 in favor of the hosts.
While it may have been Aguero’s last appearance in the Premier League. The former Atletico forward made sure that he ended his goal tally on a high note.
With 260 goals under his belt, the 33-year-old is presently the highest goalscorer for the Sky Blues. But what next for the no.10?Is it the end of the road for the legendary striker?
I hope not.
Up next, Pep Guardiola’s men are slated to face Chelsea in the finals of the UEFA Champions League.
The Sky Blues would back themselves to lift their maiden title. But at the same time, the club needs to tread carefully against the Blues.
Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea have almost been untouchable in Europe’s elite competition. They were strong enough to take down “serial winners” Real Madrid in the semi-finals of the competition.
Hence, the all-English affair at Estadio do Dragao is certainly expected to be another feisty clash between both sides.
City fans might be wondering whether they will be able to see their no.10 wear the shirt for one last time on the 29th. Guardiola will take the final call on Sergio Aguero’s inclusion in the starting lineup. However, deep down we know if the Argentinian is ever called to rescue his side. He will respond to the call. Let us hope that the striker is again motivated to repeat his 2011 QPR heroics in this all-important finale if required.