Unstoppable brilliance: Manchester City’s Portuguese star dominates FC Copenhagen in spectacular display

Manchester City’s Portuguese star Bernardo Silva put in a dominant display overnight against FC Copenhagen. Bernardo Silva put in a spectacular display alongside Kevin De Bruyne and Phil Foden to help Manchester City leave Denmark with a crucial 3-1 win in the first leg of the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 tie.

At times Manchester City’s Portuguese star was an unstoppable force. The FC Copenhagen defence couldn’t live with the constant movement and technical brilliance of Bernardo Silva. Before he was substituted he alternated between both wings and a central role in an all-action performance. It was a typical display from the Portuguese midfielder when he is at his best. When he is playing at the level he displayed last night there aren’t many better footballers in world football.

Bernardo got his reward for his spectacular display on the stroke of halftime. After FC Copenhagen had capitalized on a rare Ederson error to equalize through Magnus Mattsson in the 34th minute Pep Guardiola’s side was pressing to regain their advantage. After some determined work from Kevin De Bruyne Bernardo was on hand to give City a deserved lead with a sublime finish.

Bernardo Silva’s importance to Manchester City was on full display

The importance of Bernardo Silva to Manchester City is well known. During his spell at the club he has played a multitude of roles and never let Pep Guardiola or Manchester City down. He displayed it again last night against FC Copenhagen. Alongside Kevin De Bruyne and Phil Foden the trio combined to wreak havoc on the hosts. The ability of the trio to drift all over the pitch with devastating effect helped the European champions seize the initiative in the Round of 16 tie.

Manchester City’s Portuguese star was at his dynamic best against FC Copenhagen last night. It was a virtuoso display from Bernardo and one City fans have been lucky to become accustomed to during his time at the club.

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