Manchester City on Wednesday settled for a goalless draw with Sporting Lisbon to secure a place in the quarter finals of the Champions League at the Etihad.

Considering the 0-0 goalless draw, it was still a hard nut to crack for City despite their 5-0 lead from the first leg in Portugal three weeks ago.

Meanwhile, 19-year-old CJ Egan-Riley had his Champions League debut after Pep Guardiola made six changes to the side that defeated Manchester United on Sunday.

In the match, City struggled to make a positive impact as it took the 25 minutes to register their first shot on target, Adan having to be alert to push Phil Foden’s shot wide.

The struggle continued, almost turning out to be a breakthrough for City, five minutes before half-time.  Foden released Raheem Sterling and Sporting had their goalkeeper Adan to thank for saving his attempted lob.

Another opportunity which would have been a chance for City was the penalty that Gabriel Jesus was denied as he was deemed to be marginally offside following a VAR check.