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Manchester City Will Never Win Champions League

City’s record in the competition is a good one. Their participation in the 2011/12 season, their first in the competition, City won three out of six games and took 10 points. In six of the other groups that season, 10 points would have been enough to send the blues through to the knockout stage. The next season, City didn’t fare so well, as they failed to record a single win.
Under Manuel Pellegrini, the blues won five of their six matches and only lost one as they cruised into the last 16 alongside Bayern Munich, where they were beaten 4-1 on aggregate by Barcelona. A year later and it was the same two progressing again, but this time City only won two matches, but it was enough to stave off the challenge from Roma. Once again though, Barcelona ended blue hopes in the last 16.
In Pellegrini’s final season, despite losing twice to Juventus, the blues topped the group for the first time and also made it to the semi-final, knocking Dynamo Kyiv and PSG out, before losing 1-0 to Real Madrid. It is the closest City have ever come to reaching the final, and even Pep Guardiola is struggling to reach Pellegrini’s heights.
Pep’s City finished 6 points behind his old club Barcelona, but inflicted the only defeat in the group stage when City beat the Spaniards 3-1 at the Etihad Stadium. But City lost out to Monaco on away goals after the tie ended 6-6! And Last season, the blues cruised through to the last 16, wining five and losing one. City then beat Basel 5-2 on aggregate, winning the away leg 4-0 before losing the home tie 2-1. We don’t need reminding about the team that knocked us out in the quarter final though!
Overall, City have Won 21 Champions League matches, drawn 9 and lost 12, and this season, the blues will avoid the likes of Barcelona, Real and Atletico, Bayern Munich, PSG and Juventus, but will face one of either Borussia Dortmund, Porto, Shakhtar, Napoli or Roma from pot 2. Qualification from the group is a must, and Pep and the team should go into this season’s competition with confidence. But could they win the thing outright?
Sphamandla Ntshokotsha

Sphamandla Ntshokotsha

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1 comment:

  1. The day Manchester City wins the UEFA Champions League​ Lionel Messi will leave FC Barcelona and Cristiano Ronaldo will Join FC Barcelona.


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