Steaua Bucharest fought back to earn a 1-1 draw against Villarreal and kick-start their Europa League Group L campaign.
The Spanish side came into Thursday's tie on the back of six matches without defeat in all competitions, having opened their European campaign with a 2-1 home win over Zurich.
Colombian forward Santos Borre fired the Yellow Submarine into an early lead after nine minutes.
However, Steaua, who lost away to Turkish side Osmanlispor two weeks ago, recovered to level in the 19th minute...
MANCHESTER, England -- Three quick thoughts from Manchester City's 1-0 win over Steaua Bucharest in the second leg of their Champions League playoff at the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday. The 6-0 aggregate win sees Pep Guardiola's side move on to the group stage.
1. Man City stroll into the group stage
It wasn't quite the fireworks of eight days ago when a blistering Manchester City tore apart Steaua Bucharest in Romania, but Guardiola maintained his 100 percent start with a comfortable win at...
Joe Hart was hailed by supporters as Manchester City went through the motions to claim their place in the Champions League group stage at Steaua Bucharest's expense.
Fabian Delph scored the only goal of a drab game as City claimed a 1-0 win in their playoff at the Etihad Stadium to progress 6-0 on aggregate.
At times the occasion seemed more about England goalkeeper Hart, who was recalled by manager Pep Guardiola after sitting on the bench for the first three games of season.
Hart's future at City...