City are consistent in their ability to get through to the knockout stages, and with a relatively favourable group stage, we ought to see them repeat the feat.
And it would be best to avoid Real Madrid.
As far as City's relationship with the Champions League goes, another tilt at the latter stages seems overdue.
But the damage was already done and City were left to savour another glorious win after thrashing Liverpool in the Premier League just days earier.
Most of that investment came in the defence with the signings of Danilo, Kyle Walker and Benjamin Mendy, and Stones admitted that he will have to "keep working hard" to maintain his spot on both a domestic and global scale.
"They make the pitch big, that is a quality of them and it is hard for the other teams (to counter)".
Guardiola won the Champions League twice in charge of Barcelona and bettering last season's last-16 exit must now be the minimum aim for City. Of course to score two early goals was so important. The Feyenoord vs Manchester City game time is at 19:45 CET/BST, 14:45 ET which takes venue at De Kuip today on 13th September 2017.
The England striker made sure there was no repeat of last season's home woes in the competition with his side's second and third goals after Dortmund's Andriy Yarmolenko had cancelled out Son Heung-min's opener in a frantic start.
Something which most impressed the Catalan and his team last season was that unless teams put 10 men behind the ball, De Bruyne and Silva would waste little time with horizontal passes and would instead drive forward the entire team with direct runs or passes.
In the team Manchester City, the player Vincent Kompany is injured and will not be in the squad.
But De Bruyne said: "It's a good start to the Champions League, even if it's only three points".
Having survived the remaining 20 minutes of the first half, Feyenoord introduced creative midfielder Jens Toornstra at half-time - the 29-year-old involved in 24 goals in the Eredivisie last season - but the Dutchman was unable to prevent City extending their lead.