Champions League: Aguero On Target As Manc City Beat Marseille
Sergio Aguero scored 10 minutes into his return from injury as Manchester City cruised to a comfortable Champions League triumph against Marseille.
City were already ahead, after Ferran Torres slid in his fourth goal in five group-stage outings, when Aguero was introduced for Riyad Mahrez midway through the second period.
The prolific Argentina forward has made just four appearances in almost six months - and been restricted to a solitary 12-minute substitute appearance in City's past 10 games - by a combination of knee and hamstring injuries.
Aguero's comeback is significant - City's official Twitter feed heralded it as the 'return of the king' - and evidently he has lost none of his legendary scoring instinct, judging by the way he reacted quickest to bury the rebound after Nathan Ake's header had been saved.
It moved the 32-year-old onto 41 Champions League goals and level with Neymar, who got a hat-trick earlier in the day, in the battle to be the competition's top South American goalscorer - with the obvious exception of Lionel Messi, who has 118.
More importantly, it puts Aguero in line for a start in Saturday's Manchester derby at Old Trafford as City, who wrapped up victory through Raheem Sterling in the final minute, look to take advantage of a United side reeling from their Champions League exit on Tuesday. (BBC)