The rigid back five of Chelsea looked to prevent Kevin De Bruyne and David Silva from finding any space near the area and the Chelsea defence marshalled City well.
"I wouldn't say we are a bit comfortable in the Champions League, but we have a good advantage".
Gundogan has experienced something similar before when he helped Borussia Dortmund win their domestic title in 2011/12.
Gundogan's first season in Manchester was clouded by a knee injury that kept him out for nearly the entire campaign last year, so much so that his game time this year has made him seem like a brand new signing.
And there is one statistic that backs up the previous claim - showing just how much control the Citizens had over the reigning Premier League champions. "Obviously we are behind him and we are all sticking together".
"We have had opportunities against Barcelona, but nothing at all today", he said. "Records are always a effect of what you have done but they are not the main thing".
'The pundit has to use the head to understand when you speak about tactics, because I think you must have knowledge to speak about tactics and not only to speak in a stupid way'. If you are able to win the league quite early, you can lose that seriousness for the Champions League, maybe.
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This year, he plays in one game and gets hurt, so you go back and look at his track record. "You don't want to go insane here". Bradford's biggest issue is the knee, which Zimmer described as a " degenerative " problem.
"Conte put me up front, I tried to do my maximum, but I don't think we played a good match". Yet the team had the belief to fight back with three goals in the final 30 minutes to win 3-1, go top of the standings by three points, and continue its march to the title.
Bernardo Silva's second-half victor meant Chelsea fell to a fourth successive away defeat in all competitions, and the Premier League title holders now trail champions-elect City by a whopping 25 points. Of course, but not we are going to play for the records. "I try to wait because the (Morata) substitution was with (Eden) Hazard and you hope until the end that a player like Hazard can invent something in the game", added Conte.
"I think they showed the difference between them and us in this moment - 25 points is a big gap and I think that we can have regret for the other games but not for this because I think the effort of the players was an important effort".
Gundogan said: "It was a great game from our side - we were dominant and created, especially in the first half when we had very good chances".
In that sense, Guardiola is likely to play something like a full strength squad although Brazilian goalkeeper Ederson, who was pictured driving in his red Ferrari, may be rested to give Claudio Bravo more playing time. The quicker we do that the better.
"We know we have had an wonderful season and we just want to continue that in both competitions, and be successful".