Is This the Year Manchester City Triumphs in Europe?


It has been almost a decade since Khaldoon Al Mubarak took over the reins in Manchester City. He managed to transform a mid-table club to a champion. The Citizens have won several titles in the Premier League during his reign and signed more than a few football stars. However, for all the money invested, the club has yet to win an elusive trophy – the Champions League.

After a difficult start of the 20-21 season, Manchester City is sitting comfortably in the Premier League top spot and is on a roll in the Champions League. Pep Guardiola’s troops are major favourites to finally land the trophy, but there are still obstacles on the way. However, the time is now to pick the ripe fruits of all the hard work done in the past decade.

Manchester City is finally looking like an overwhelming favourite, so this might truly be the season they pass the finish line first.

The Story So Far

After finishing behind champions Liverpool in the 19-20 season, Manchester City was drawn in a pretty easy group for the current CL season. The teams beside it were Marseille, Porto, and Olympiacos, with City coming out on top with ease. The former English champion won 5 times with only 1 defeat and had to take the ball out of its net only a single time.

At the same time, Guardiola’s boys bagged 13 goals, announcing the high intentions for this season. In the 1/8 finals, City got the tricky Borussia Monchengladbach, but managed to pass through the quarter-finals easily. The team won 2-0 in each leg (away and home) to advance through the quarter-finals.

Once all the matches were finished, the new draw put the Citizens against another German team – Borussia Dortmund. City’s defense will face a stern test when they face Dortmund led by Erling Braut Haaland. The young Norwegian strike is the hottest asset in the market and has already been linked with Manchester City. Guardiola will certainly try to sign him in the summer, and the matches against Dortmund in the CL quarter-finals will be a kind of ‘audition’ for the already brilliant Norwegian forward.

For City, though, it will be more than just an audition. The club is expected to go all in on the Champions League after all but securing the Premier League title. Borussia Dortmund will be a serious challenge, but experts believe that City is too good to pass up on this opportunity. The English club is widely expected to reach the semi-finals where an even larger obstacle may be waiting.

A Challenging Race for the Title

If City passes Dortmund in the quarter-finals, it will either face reigning European champions Bayern Munich or PSG. Both teams are a stern test for the former English champion in what would eventually be a final before the final.

The good news for Citizens’ fans is that bookies have put City ahead of Munich as the title favourites. Of course, odds mean nothing if Guardiola’s team doesn’t perform well in the matches. So far, City has been in great form for several months, and that’s expected to continue. If the team performs as well as in the Premier League, there’s no force that could stop them, even if its Bayern.

The German champion is looking for a double in the CL, but if it faces Manchester City, it could prove too big of an obstacle. Guardiola’s team has reinforced the defense with Ruben Diaz who has been a true revelation. With the expected return to form of Sergio Aguero, this could be the season when the Citizens lift the big-eared trophy. Read more about City’s chances in the PL here and make your pick at a reputable betting site.

You can view the original article HERE.

Justin Timberlake’s lawyer vows to ‘vigorously’ fight DWI, Jessica Biel reportedly ‘not happy’ after arrest: the latest
Travis Scott Arrested for Disorderly Intoxication in Miami, Sparked by Yacht Argument
Who will have the 2024 song of the summer? We offer some predictions
Mau y Ricky’s “Hotel Caracas” Album Is an Ode to Family
Lily Gladstone Leads a Heartbreaking Coming-of-Age Film
Deadpool & Wolverine Director Reveals Certain Things Could Not Be in the Movie Despite R Rating
GTA San Andreas and the Legacy of Playing as a Black Guy in Video Games | Black Writers Week
Bad Shabbos Review | The Schtick Runs Out of Steam in Jewish Comedy
‘The Penguin’ trailer reveals what happened after ‘The Batman’
Lana Del Rey and Quavo share preview of new collab ‘Tough’
Justin Timberlake Said WHAT to the Police During Arrest?!?
vibrant drum ’n’ bass with inclusivity and acceptance at its heart
Ethical Gambling: How Online Slot Platforms Promote Responsible Gaming
Hall of Famer, Giants legend Willie Mays dies at 93
Djokovic to play at Paris Olympics after knee surgery
Betts expected to miss 6-8 weeks with fractured hand
Daniel Radcliffe Can’t Wait for the Harry Potter TV Show to Adapt This Book
Evil Season 4 Episode 5 Review: How to Fly an Airplane
Nathan Lane & Matt Bomer to Lead New Sitcom Described as Gender-Swapped Golden Girls
Mid-Century Modern: Nathan Lane, Matt Bomer Sitcom In Development at Hulu
Abercrombie Sloane Tailored Pants Review With Photos
Ralph Lauren’s Olympics Uniforms, Preston Konrad’s Chic Soirée, Plus! Kurt Geiger Takes Miami!
10 LGBTQIA+ Brands To Know This Pride Month—And Beyond!
New York Cocktail Co. Takes The Carlyle, Johanna Ortiz’s UES Launch, & More Parties To Know!