Thursday links: European progression

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 22: Sergio Aguero of Manchester City celebrates scoring the opening goal with his team mates during the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 second leg match between Manchester City and FC Porto at the Etihad Stadium on February 22, 2012 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

The late goals perhaps gave the scoreline a more comfortable look than was experienced over the ninety minutes but it was an impressive performance nonetheless and City progressed into the last sixteen where they will face Sporting Lisbon, who overcame Legia Warsaw 1-0 (3-2 on aggregate).

Below are the best links rounding up the evening:

Ian Herbert's match report. [Independent]

Kevin McCarra's match report. [Guardian]

Stuart Brennan's match report and player ratings. [MEN]

View From a Blue takes a look at the win. [View From a Blue]

With qualification achieved, Roberto Mancini is aiming for a League and Cup double. [MEN]

Daniel Taylor writes that Porto may be set to report City to UEFA over the behaviour of their fans towards Hulk (yes, really). [Guardian]

Goalscorer David Pizarro is settling in well to life in Manchester. [MEN]

And from today's news, Carlos Tevez returns to training. [Mail]

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