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"I wonder how many goals is enough to win."
Manchester City's 5-3 win over A.C. Milan at the Audi Cup in Munich featured a very strange pattern of action.
City scored five times before Milan got on the board, with all five goals coming in the first half.
Then City was punctured three times in the span of seven minutes right before the interval, per ESPN.com.
What does it mean? Well, it is always a bit difficult to project a season's probabilities from one preseason friendly match.
Still, none of the sides City faced in South Africa or Hong Kong in their prior friendly appearances boasted talent anything like what A.C. Milan put on the pitch.
Even without Mario Balotelli, scratched from this match Tuesday, A.C. Milan had former City transfer target Stephan El Shaarawy wreaking his trademark havoc.
Faced with a credible scoring punch for the first time this preseason, City gave up three goals in seven minutes.
Thankfully, they had put up a five spot before that went on.
Still, it suggests that Pellegrini's attacking, aggressive style is going to produce many scoring chances for City and for their opponents.