David Silva scored late for Manchester City to end its four-game losing streak in the Champions League with a 2-1 win at Hoffenheim on Tuesday.
SINSHEIM, Germany (AP) – David Silva scored late for Manchester City to end its four-game losing streak in the Champions League with a 2-1 win at Hoffenheim on Tuesday.
The Spanish forward struck from a narrow angle with three minutes remaining after pouncing on a loose ball ahead of 21-year-old defender Stefan Posch.
City bounced back from its opening 2-1 home loss to Lyon in the competition despite falling behind inside the first minute, when Ishak Belfodil shot past Brazilian goalkeeper Ederson after Kerem Demirbay played the ball through the visitors' defense.
Sergio Aguero equalized minutes later with a simple finish after Germany winger Leroy Sane capped a good team move to set the Argentine up.
City had Pep Guardiola back on the sidelines after the Spanish coach served his one-match ban for improper conduct, and his side dominated much of the match after recovering from the early deficit.
Sane, Aguero and Raheem Sterling tormented the Hoffenheim defense for much of the first half, when Oliver Baumann rescued his side with some impressive saves.
City defender Kyle Walker was fortunate to escape with just a yellow card for a bad challenge on Pavel Kaderabek in the second half, while the visitors thought they should have had a penalty when Baumann appeared to bring down Sane after missing the ball. Referee Damir Skomina did not award the spot kick.