Category: Champions league

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Blood, Bruises and Delight : The complete story of City’s quarter final tie with Atletico Madrid

What a second half that was! I was rubbing my eyes in disbelief as i was seeing Atletico play out of our press time and again with such ease and simplicity. How could Atletico play one touch football with such precision. It seemed absolutely impossible. But, here it was bamboozling the City defense time and again. It seemed only a matter of time before we conceded the first and maybe...

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There is no place for the weak hearted! Atletico Madrid vs Man City preview

The intense pressure just doesn’t seem to end. It seems as if we are playing one final after the other since last Tuesday. The odds are so high that one bad moment and our season is virtually over. Destiny is so stringent on us that, we are not even allowed to blink an eye. We are halfway through this gruesome week and i feel pleasant at how it has gone...

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What are our options if Stones is out for a while?

With Ruben Dias not set to return atleast for a few more weeks, this was the worst poossible time for John Stones to suffer a knock. I do understand that it is just a precaution, but you would not want Stones to play in the big games when he is not at a 100%. These upcoming fixtures against Athletico and Liverpool are ruthless and anything less than the very best...

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Glimpse into Pep’s mind before the season finale!

This is a man who lives for the pressure situations and big occasions. Infact, greater the pressure of the situation, higher is his passion and intensity. What surprises me the most about Pep is his ability to be unfazed when things are not going according to plan. It looks like Pep would have to utilize all of his pressure absorbing character in this final lap of the season. The scenarios...

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What do you guys think about the Champions League draw with Athletico Madrid?

Honestly, i still cannot decide whether i am happy or sad about the draw. Villareal was the team i desperately wanted to avoid, specially due to their frustrating low block. Most people thought i went crazy when i wrote in my last blog that i would actually love us to get Bayern. The reason was that i wanted us to play end to end free flowing football and not strain...

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Analysing each of our Champions League quarter final opponents

It is that squeaky bum time of the year, specially for all of us City fans. Looking at how fierce the Premier League title race is, this Champions League draw will have implications far beyond our European ambitions. This draw is gonna shape our final lap of the season. Let us analyze all of the opponents and try to arrive at the best draw that we can get today. Bayern...

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Spurs defeat shows why Pep cut a worrying figure during the huge Sporting win

It is not often that a manager cuts a sorry figure and appears dis-satisfied when his team is winning 5-0 in a Champions league knock out game. There was something in the expression of Pep which suggested that the process of winning the game was not according to the style and personality of the City DNA. Also, many people brushed away Pep’s reaction as him micro managing things and looking...

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Perfect result, but not the perfect performance at Lisbon

If you were just watching Pep Guardiola on the touchline, you would feel as though City were being battered by the opposition. Pep was fuming and was having long and lengthy discussions on the touchline with his assistants. None of the coaches looked over the moon with the fact that City were cruising 4-0 at half time. But, when you analyze City’s performance, you realize that the quality and ruthlessness...

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Mesmerizing Man City breeze past Marseille

As the final whistle echoed through the cold air of the wonderful port town of Marseille, Pep Guardiola let out a scream of delight over the performance of his team. This was a perfect response to all of those critics who thought that Pep’s days at City were numbered and the team would just slip into an abyss of darkness. The manner in which city demolished Marseille was complete in...

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Man City win despite their inability to solve Porto puzzle

As Moussa Dembele ran through on goal in the 87th minute, the air of Lisbon stood still and sent chills down the spine of city supporters. They were hoping that this was finally going to be the year when they would etch themselves in European folklore. But by the end of the match city fans knew that they were at the end of a nightmare result. This was a result...