Pep Guardiola’s men took less than two minutes to go ahead through John Stones.
The night got even better when Sergio Aguero, Jesus and Stones again all pounced to make it 4-0 before just after the hour mark.
This was City’s seventh straight crack at the Champions League.
Once again the billionaires appeared to go into it with more hope than expectation after Guardiola admitted his side were still no closer to winning the trophy his bosses covet most of all.
But the pressure is on Guardiola to deliver, with City making it past the last 16 stage just once in their history.