Sterling strikes late to extend Man City winning run

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola says it does not matter who his side face in the last 16 of the Champions League after they sealed top spot in Group F with a narrow victory over Dutch champions Feyenoord.

Raheem Sterling scored the only goal of a subdued game in the 88th minute, firing home following a neat one-two with Ilkay Gundogan, to ensure their progress with a group game to play, away at second-placed Shakhtar Donetsk.

In the first knockout round they could face either holders Real Madrid or last season’s runners-up Juventus, while five-time European champions Bayern Munich are second in Group B as things stand and are another potential opponent.

“We play to win the games and after that we will see how things finish,” Guardiola said.

“It is important that City have got 15 points at this stage for the first time and we are going to go now to Shakhtar to try to finish well and to try to go and win the game.

“In the last 16, it doesn’t matter which one [you get], it always will be complicated.”

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