Tuesday, September 22, 2020
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Raheem Sterling scores 100 goals for Man City with opener against Real Madrid

moved on to 100 goals for after he put Pep Guardiola’s side ahead against in the Champions League.

Sterling opened the scoring nine minutes into Friday’s last-16 second leg, finishing in composed fashion after Gabriel Jesus pounced on Raphael Varane’s mistake.

It put City 3-1 up on aggregate and took Sterling to a century of goals for the club.

The 25-year-old is the 17th player to achieve the feat for City, though he is the first Englishman to reach triple figures since Dennis Tueart in 1981.

Sterling, who went close to a second moments after his opener before Karim Benzema equalized, is also the sixth English player to score at least 20 Champions League goals – following Wayne Rooney, Paul Scholes, Frank Lampard, Steven Gerrard, and Harry Kane.

Only Rooney – aged 24 years and 157 days – reached the total at a younger age than the City forward.

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