Erling Haaland hit a brace as Manchester City made it three wins from three in Group G of the Champions League with a 3-1 victory over BSC Young Boys at the Wankdorf Stadium in Bern.
Manuel Akanji, playing in his homeland, opened the scoring for Pep Guardiola’s European champions shortly after half-time but we were pegged back within five minutes via a scooped Meschack Elia finish.
However, Haaland’s penalty in the 65th minute put a much-changed City back in front before the Norwegian added a third in the closing stages to ensure the three points.
That leaves us with nine points from three matches, knowing a win in the return clash at the Etihad Stadium in a fortnight will see us safely through to the knockout stages for the eleventh consecutive season.
The result also extends City’s unbeaten run in the Champions League to 16 matches, matching Guardiola’s longest chain of matches in the competition without defeat.
We trained at the Wankdorf Stadium on Tuesday in an attempt to get to grips with the artificial surface.
The composed early passing of a City side who made seven changes from the weekend's win over Brighton suggested it was a fruitful session.