UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League• Biggest home win6-0: Steaua v Aalborg BK (see above)
Attempt missed. David Silva (Manchester City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top left corner. Assisted by Sergio Agüero.
UEFA club competition honours (runners-up in brackets)• European Champion Clubs' Cup (1): 1986, (1989)• UEFA Super Cup (1): 1986
Alin Tosca (Steaua Bucharest) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
• Biggest away win1-4: FC Levadia Maardu v Steaua26/08/99, qualifying round second leg0-3 on three occasions, most recently v FC Spartak Trnava09/08/12, third qualifying round second leg
City were in total control of the match and outclassed their Romanian opponents.
Goal! Steaua Bucharest 0, Manchester City 5. Sergio Agüero (Manchester City) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Fernandinho.
City travel to Stoke on Saturday (kick-off 12:30 BST) in the Premier League before next week's second leg against Steaua Bucharest.
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Attempt saved. Sergio Agüero (Manchester City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.
Summer signing Nolito twice struck the woodwork, as well as netting his first City goal by rounding the goalkeeper following Kevin de Bruyne's inch-perfect pass.
• Heaviest away defeat 5-0 on three occasions, most recently v Maccabi Haifa FC 20/10/11, UEFA Europa League group stage
Nolito (Manchester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt blocked. Nicolae Stanciu (Steaua Bucharest) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)League title: 26 (2015)Romanian Cup: 22 (2015)
• Heaviest home defeat1-5: Steaua v VfB Stuttgart22/11/12, UEFA Europa League group stage0-4: Steaua v Chelsea FC01/10/13, UEFA Champions League group stage
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The second leg is in Manchester on Wednesday, 24 August, with the winners reaching the group stage.
Adrian Popa (Steaua Bucharest) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Nicolae Stanciu (Steaua Bucharest) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
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Attempt saved. Sergio Agüero (Manchester City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Kevin De Bruyne.
Goalkeeper Joe Hart was left out once again, with boss Pep Guardiola preferring Willy Caballero. But, despite having to rush off his line in the early stages to clear the ball, the Argentine was a spectator for the remainder of the game.
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Striker Aguero stroked in his first goal to make it 2-0 and added two more after Nolito scored City's third.
• Biggest away win1-4 twice, most recently FC Dynamo Kyiv v Steaua13/09/06, group stage
The winger also bore the brunt of England's criticism at Euro 2016 and a petition was even set up to bring the player back home from France.
UEFA Champions League (group stage to final)• Biggest home win1-0 twice, most recently v RTS Widzew Łódź16/10/96, group stage
• Heaviest away defeat5-0: Maccabi Haifa FC v Steaua (see above)
Aguero failed to convert this time, but Sterling's pressing panicked Steaua defender Alin Tosca into making a mistake, before keeping his cool to lay the ball into the path of Silva for the opener and then cushioning the ball for Aguero's first.
Attempt saved. Nolito (Manchester City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Bacary Sagna.
Question marks were raised over Raheem Sterling's performances in his first season at City after becoming the most expensive English player ever following a £49m transfer from Liverpool.
• Heaviest home defeat1-5: Steaua v VfB Stuttgart (see above)
But the 21-year-old has started this season full of confidence, earning a penalty in the opening 10 minutes in Bucharest, just as he did against Sunderland in the Premier League on Saturday.
• Heaviest away defeat4-0: Club Atlético de Madrid v Steaua11/09/96, group stage
Offside, Steaua Bucharest. Alexandru Bourceanu tries a through ball, but Alexandru Tudorie is caught offside.
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Offside, Steaua Bucharest. Alin Tosca tries a through ball, but Jugurtha Hamroun is caught offside.
Raheem Sterling (Manchester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.