Manchester City will face this Wednesday Borussia Monchengladbach at the Puskas Arena in Budapest, where the Germans will serve as venues. In a match corresponding to the idea of the round of 16 of the UEFA Champions League.
The City looking for the long-awaited title that they have been denied and have sought from the millionaire investment that transformed the club into a machine to get domestic titles. The Champions It is a maximum wish since they would be part of a very select elite in Europe. But not only to City he has been denied the title, also his coach Pep Guardiola he has not been able to get the “orejona” since he was in Barcelona in 2011.
The closest he has ever been City to get the Champions It was when they reached the semifinal in 2016 and fell to Real Madrid, were still led by Pilgrims. Last season they stayed in the quarterfinals, falling with the Lyon.
The Germans can boast two semifinals and one final in their history, in the final they fell with the Liverpool. Although that happened more than 40 years ago in the 77/78 and 76/77 campaigns. In more recent times it is the first time that the Gladbach get past the group stage again.
The Gladbach eighth gear in Bundesliga so they are not going through their best moment to face the Manchester Ciy who leads the Premier League for 10 points. It is almost certain that at the end of the tie we will see the “citizens” in the quarterfinals and it will then be possible to see if it will be this year that they will be able to reach the final at least.
Those of Guardiola come to this match with 18 games with wins in a row and due to the recent form of the Marco Rose, who will go to Dortmund in summer, we can see that number go up to 19. It remains to be seen whether the Manchester City will advance with a win or by a calmer score.
Both teams arrive only with a confirmed loss, the Germans will not have Doucouré though Thuram it is doubt, for their part the English will not have Nathan Aké.
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