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Manchester City players and Pep Guardiola react to Champions League win against Gladbach

The players and the manager are very happy with City's great European victory

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Manchester City FC v VfL Borussia Moenchengladbach - UEFA Champions League Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Manchester City kicked off the Champions League group stage in exciting fashion, thoroughly dominating Borussia Mönchengladbach on their way to a 4-0 victory, with a hat-trick from Sergio Agüero and a great performance from the entire team.

And there were plenty of happy Citizens on social media, starting with hat-trick hero and Man of the Match, Kun Agüero:

Other City players also reacted to the victory. Here's a recap of their posts:

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City manager Pep Guardiola spoke after the game, and he was obviously very happy with the job done by his team on Wednesday, and while he did praise all the players, he spent some time on Agüero and debutant Ilkay Gundogan:

“With what these players have done since the beginning - in our games home and away - our players deserve the standing ovation. The players deserve the stadium completely full. Hopefully, against Barcelona and Celtic it will happen.

“I’m really happy. I’m so happy. I knew how difficult and important this game was. If we didn’t get points in the first game at home against Gladbach, it would make games against Barcelona and Celtic more difficult.

“Today was the most important game in the season. Considering the opponent and the pressure, we played really, really good - the players played at a high level.

"I know perfectly Borussia. The coach always created a lot of problems for us when I was at Bayern. We dominated and we were so aggressive with and without the ball. It was difficult for them to control our build-up because of our movement between each other.

“It’s a good moment to enjoy our football with our fans. That is our future in the Champions League.

“The fans have to know we play for them. It’s our job. We need them in the Champions League to beat the best teams in the world. We cannot make something good in the Champions League in the coming years without them.

“[Agüero] was good with Manuel [Pellegrini], he was good with the national team… I only wanted to convince him that his talent of scoring in the box is natural. I cannot teach that. He has to know the team around is going to help him. He is going to score a lot of goals.

"[Gundogan's debut] shows how good he is. After three of four months out, today we had a talk with him and he said he was ready. He is so intelligent - he knew exactly when to control the efforts. I thought he could play 90 minutes.

“He is so intelligent and he is really good when arriving in the box. His qualities will help us a lot. Thank you to Txiki [Begiristain] for buying him! It’s always a surprise when a player goes so long without playing and plays the way he did. We are happy with his great performance."

Source: ManCity.com