However, goals from Sergio Aguero and David Silva – with the latter coming in the 87th minute ensured that the Citizens picked up their first victory of the current Champions League campaign. Speaking after the game, Guardiola said: “After one minute we conceded and it’s not easy, but after that we fought, as always, as a team.
“The previous two seasons were not simple, but we qualified with games left and this time it’s not going to happen. Maybe for the future it’s going to be good to live these kind of situation. You cannot go through to quarters, semis, without living these situations. That’s why today is one of the happiest days I’ve had in this club because it’s going to help us.”