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Manchester City’s Riyad Mahrez (L) hugs Luke Mbete after the aggregate victory over Sporting Lisbon. Image Credit: AFP

Manchester: Manchester City strolled into the Champions League quarter-finals for the fifth consecutive season with a 5-0 aggregate win over Sporting Lisbon despite a subdued 0-0 draw on Wednesday.

All the hard work for the English champions was done in the Portuguese capital three weeks ago as a much-changed side cruised and could even afford the luxury of bringing 36-year-old goalkeeper Scott Carson off the bench in the final stages.