Pep Guardiola in a match of Manchester City in the Etihad Stadium

THE CHAMPIONS IS AT STAKE

Guardiola's plan: The strength of the Etihad Stadium to sentence Real Madrid

Published:4/08/2020 - 07:40h

Updated:4/08/2020 - 07:41h

Manchester City and Real Madrid fight for a place in the final stage of the Champions League, and Pep Guardiola has a plan to achieve it. The catalan wants to use the strength of the Etihad Stadium to sentence the whites

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It does some weeks, Pep Guardiola warned that the aims of the Manchester City were the FA Cup and the Champions, and will have to tighten to fulfil with the second. The champion of the Community Shield and the Carabao Cup was deleted by an Arsenal that conquered the domestic tournament, so now, and in spite of the tranquility to have esquivado a hard sanction of the UEFA, the intention is to put the batteries and triumph in Europe.

Since it returned of the stop of the coronavirus, the technician has 'tested' his challenges in the Etihad Stadium. After a 2-0 of the 'gunners' in Wembley can say that in this challenge was not to the height, but forms part of the few tropiezos that has suffered his team after leaving backwards the confinement. Only the visits to Chelsea and the Southampton finish in defeat, but the rest, nine victories in a total of 12 commitments.

In the mind of the Catalan is the Real Madrid, of the one who no fía in spite of having won in Santiago Bernabéu. A traced back served to tie up a very valuable 1-2 that approaches to the quarter-finals, but if there is an opponent of the that desconfiar, of course those are the whites. A tie, and even a defeat by 0-1, would serve to the 'sky blues', that expect to happen of round with a victory. It will not be easy, but there is confidence.

The one of Santpedor has learnt of old errors and already admitted that in this duel loans a lot of attention to the defence. A distraction backwards gave wings to the pupilos of Zinedine Zidane, but fortunately armoured the retaguardia and the offensive personality of the 'citizen' fixed the entuerto. And a lot of months afterwards, because of the pandemia, consigns it is the same: it Is forbidden to fail backwards. His insistence has noticed in the championship of the regularity, since of the nine quoted triumphs, six were home and with a balance of 24 goals annotated and only one fit.

If the current form of the City already impresses, more does it the register of Guardiola like venue, with hardly nine defeats in 106 parties. Since it put to the controls of the project in 2016, have fallen also 83 victories and 14 ties, that, in this occasion, would allow him celebrate equally that would be in the final stages of Lisbon. In total great 306 so many in favour and 80 against, and although it will miss a so decisive factor like the fans, the staff is mentalizada. If there is a moment favourable to heave with the 'orejona', is east.

The Real Madrid trusts to clear to the City

In Manchester know that they do not have it easy to give another step forward, because the legend of the Madrid in Champions speaks by himself same. Leaving the discussions to a side, his registers ensure that this clash will not be a walk for the English, and more with Zidan in the bench. The battle of strategies already is an inducement to see the meeting, but even more will be it all what occur on the terrain of game. After a lot of months expecting, the countdown already is under way.

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