Joe Hart appears to have made his final Man City appearance tonight

They finished the task against Steaua Bucharest to reach the Champions League group stage

BY Raf Diallo 21:46 Wednesday 24 August 2016, 21:46 24 Aug 2016

Manchester City's keeper Joe Hart applauds the crowd during the game against Steaua Bucharest. Picture by: Barrington Coombs / EMPICS Sport

Manchester City have completed a 6-0 aggregate win over Romania's Steaua Bucharest to qualify for the Champions League group stages.

Following a 5-0 win away in the first leg last week, a 1-0 victory in tonight's second leg means the Premier League side cruise out of the playoff stage with ease.

Fabian Delph scored the only goal of the game on 56 minutes.

But it's also an end of an era for City with goalkeeper Joe Hart set to depart.

Pep Guardiola gave him a start and the captaincy with the England No 1 set to be replaced by Claudio Bravo, who is set to join from Barcelona.

Hart had been dropped by Guardiola for the first two games of the league season with long-time deputy Willy Caballero preferred amid concerns about Hart's ability with the ball at his feet.

In the other Champions League playoff ties, four-time European Cup champions Ajax were dumped out 5-2 on aggregate after a 4-1 defeat to Russia's FC Rostov tonight.

Borussia Monchengladbach also eased through after a 6-1 win over BSC Young Boys sealed a 9-2 aggregate win.


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