The Sky Blues were simply ruthless in their European fixture on Tuesday, sweeping their Belgian opponents aside with ease.
Pep Guardiola has revealed he received “some info” from Vincent Kompany that came in handy for Manchester City in beating Club Brugge.
Manchester City could have scored more in what was an utterly dominating display from them in the 5-1 win over Club Brugge.
Tuesday night’s result marked the first win of this Champions League campaign for the Cityzens, who lost out to Paris Saint-Germain in the campaign opener.
Some of the credit for the Man City’s win goes to Kompany, the club’s former captain and the current manager of Belgian side Anderlecht, for bringing to Guardiola’s attention Brugge’s strengths and weaknesses.
“I spoke with Vincent Kompany and he gave me some info. He knows Brugge better than me,” Guardiola revealed in his post-match press conference.
“He said be careful in the final third, they have a fast central defender, especially the left one.”
He added on his team’s performance: “We made a good game, our pressing was good. We recovered the ball so quickly and after that we used the ball with a lot of sense.
“We found a lot of passes with Phil. We had runners in behind. We could have scored more goals, we had many chances.
“All of us are delighted with the performance we have done.”