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Man City's Rodri hails very special Champions League win over Bayern.

Pep Guardiola’s Man City took a big stride towards the Champions League semi-finals, flogging Bayern Munich in Manchester.

Manchester City midfielder Rodri said "it was very special for me to score my first goal in the Champions League” after the Cityzens thrashed Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich at the Etihad Stadium.

Rodri broke the deadlock in the 27th minute as his left-footed curlier went into the top corner of Yann Sommer’s net.

Bayern put in a good display and created a few chances, with former City forward Leroy Sane's shots being saved by Edison, but the likes of Serge Gnabry, Dayot Upmecano, and Alphonso Davies were below par on the night.

And in the second half, City continued to threaten the Bavarians and extended their lead with 20 minutes to go as Bernardo Silva and Erling Haaland found the net to make it 3-0.

And after the match on Tuesday night, City’s defensive midfielder expressed his joy at his first goal in Europe’s elite football as well as how his teammates defended their goal post.

First Champions League goal 'very special'

Man City's Rodri speaking to BT Sport said: "It is a great result for us but also the way the team played.

The key for me today was the defensive side, it was great, and we understood how to punish them.

"It was very special for me to score my first goal in the Champions League. At that moment we were struggling because they are a great, great team.

"Sometimes we understand we cannot have 80% possession. They play too. We scored three and could score four but it is a great result.

"We don't think it is done. They are a good team and we are happy with the performance but we will have to try to win the game."

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