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Manchester City setup domestic and European title challenge
FootyRoom_Articles 3 years ago Edited
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Manchester City Setup Domestic and European Title Challenge

Since the turn of 2021, Manchester City have been nothing short of excellent. They have shot to the top of the Premier League table, and then kicked clear, meaning it is now their title to lose. That has been combined with a positive return in the Champions League, a competition that has eluded them for many years, could this be their year?

Fans from around the world tune in to watch City, not just those locally in the UK. Countries such as India, where local football is of a lower standard, will see people choosing to tune in to watch British teams and others in Europe, with many specifically supporting one team. After the games are over, other Indian pastimes will come in, with online gaming growing in particular, and this Lucky Dice guide can help those looking to participate in online gaming.

City Coasting to Regain Premier League Title

From looking like a three-horse race, maybe even a four-horse race at the turn of the year, the Premier League title is now there to lose for Manchester City. They have gathered a 10-point lead over their nearest rivals, and gone on a long winning run, when others have been struggling to pick up wins.

After losing their title in such devastating fashion to Liverpool last season, don’t be surprised at all to see City keep up the pace in a bid to run away with the title themselves, to show Liverpool they are back.

Can They Finally Win the Champions League?

The competition that has eluded Manchester City so far has been the Champions League. Is this the year they can finally land that? The good news is that they have come to play and been at their best at the right time and have gone into the last-16 stage of the competition on a real high.

A 2-0 victory over Borussia Monchengladbach away from home sets the tie up for Manchester City, allowing them to cruise to success when they play in Manchester next month. That puts City in the quarter finals of the competition, one of eight teams who could win it.

What may be key in finding a winner is how each of the eight clubs are doing domestically. If City can wrap the Premier League title up early, they can afford to rest players in the Premier League and then focus on their Champions League bid as a priority.

This could come when other teams in the Champions League are battling hard at home, with their big players having no option but to play in every game they have. We are in a strange season, without an official summer break before we began, and the shortening has forced leagues in Europe to abandon their usual winter break.

The emphasis on being fit could well come to the fore and having the ability to rest players before crucial Champions League ties could set City up nicely. They have a long way to go, but this may just be their year.

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Manchester City Setup Domestic and European Title Challenge

Since the turn of 2021, Manchester City have been nothing short of excellent. They have shot to the top of the Premier League table, and then kicked clear, meaning it is now their title to lose. That has been combined with a positive return in the Champions League, a competition that has eluded them for many years, could this be their year?

Fans from around the world tune in to watch City, not just those locally in the UK. Countries such as India, where local football is of a lower standard, will see people choosing to tune in to watch British teams and others in Europe, with many specifically supporting one team. After the games are over, other Indian pastimes will come in, with online gaming growing in particular, and this Lucky Dice guide can help those looking to participate in online gaming.

City Coasting to Regain Premier League Title

From looking like a three-horse race, maybe even a four-horse race at the turn of the year, the Premier League title is now there to lose for Manchester City. They have gathered a 10-point lead over their nearest rivals, and gone on a long winning run, when others have been struggling to pick up wins.

After losing their title in such devastating fashion to Liverpool last season, don’t be surprised at all to see City keep up the pace in a bid to run away with the title themselves, to show Liverpool they are back.

Can They Finally Win the Champions League?

The competition that has eluded Manchester City so far has been the Champions League. Is this the year they can finally land that? The good news is that they have come to play and been at their best at the right time and have gone into the last-16 stage of the competition on a real high.

A 2-0 victory over Borussia Monchengladbach away from home sets the tie up for Manchester City, allowing them to cruise to success when they play in Manchester next month. That puts City in the quarter finals of the competition, one of eight teams who could win it.

What may be key in finding a winner is how each of the eight clubs are doing domestically. If City can wrap the Premier League title up early, they can afford to rest players in the Premier League and then focus on their Champions League bid as a priority.

This could come when other teams in the Champions League are battling hard at home, with their big players having no option but to play in every game they have. We are in a strange season, without an official summer break before we began, and the shortening has forced leagues in Europe to abandon their usual winter break.

The emphasis on being fit could well come to the fore and having the ability to rest players before crucial Champions League ties could set City up nicely. They have a long way to go, but this may just be their year.

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tiki_taka 3 years ago
Barcelona, France 367 9768

I'm not sure, Pep built a team that fits PL 100% but other countries style is different.. organized teams can hurt them.

I don't see any team better than Bayern in a 2 legged confrontation...

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Emobot7 3 years ago
538 11435

Honestly, no matter how you look at it, team with super project like PSG and City will not be satisfied until they win this trophy.

@tiki Well, Bayern do have weakness which can be exploited at time but I agree I don't see teams managing it well enough over two legs to get through them. I do think it would be interesting if them and Real Madrid managed to make it to the next turn and played against each other. In recent history, Real has been a thorn in their side.

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tiki_taka 3 years ago
Barcelona, France 367 9768

Agreed, add to this the psychological edge winners have against those who never won...

And you need an X factor player to lead on the pitch when things are complicated, Neymar is often injured and well City in a bad day struggles, very good squad and collective but they need an X factor.

As examples Chelsea got Drogba, Madrid got Ramos, Liverpool had Mane stepping up, Bayern got plenty from Robben to Ribéry to lewa to Gnabry... I don't see sterling, foden or Mahrez playing that role. Vs Lyon last year it was blatant...

Madrid lacks offensive threat, Ronaldo used to bring 15 goals in CL, he left a huge space.

Chelsea have a card with luck and rising level, they have big potential if they reach 100% of their potential..

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Emobot7 3 years ago
538 11435

I don't see sterling, foden or Mahrez playing that role. Vs Lyon last year it was blatant...

Thats where Aguero would be great tbh. Though even him, I'm not sure his mentality would be good enough.

PSG had Zlatan once upon a time and that wasn't enough.

Madrid lacks offensive threat, Ronaldo used to bring 15 goals in CL, he left a huge space.

Thats true but I still think if Madrid manage to get in form Benzema + Kroos + Ramos on the field at the same time, they still got a chance at beating almost any opposition. Not every time, mind you, but I believe that give them just enough to have that potential.

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