BATTLE IN THE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE
The visit to Real Madrid, much more than a match for Manchester City
Published:25/02/2020 - 20:00h
Updated:25/02/2020 - 20:00h
Manchester City visits Real Madrid on Wednesday, in the first match of their round of 16 Champions League duel. The challenge at the Santiago Bernabéu is much more than a match for the Pep Guardiola team
The Champions League follows presenting his duels of eighth of final, and one of the most stood out is the Real Madrid-Manchester City of this Wednesday. The pupilos of Zinedine Zidane pretend to move away his recent doubts and give a joy in a competition that gives them very well, and the ones of Pep Guardiola will try to step important to the title in a full campaign of setbacks and threats for his project.
The visit to Santiago Bernabéu is much more that a party for the 'sky blues', that are very motivated for an appointment of high flights. The injuries that have conditioned the fight by the Premier League -that except hecatombre will be for the Liverpool- keep the uncertainty in the changing room, but Aymeric Laporte has improved, David Silva could arrive just and Raheem Sterling will be evaluated of definite form to last hour.
The English play a lot in front of the 'merengues' because they could do greater in Europe, the big reproach that it does to his trainer since it abandoned the FC Barcelona. The one of Santpedor shined to all the levels in his stage in the Camp Nou, but in the Allianz Sand and in the Etihad Stadium his records remained for the domestic championships, and chained blockades and disappointments in the international tournament.
Besides, east could be a final examination before resolving the dangerous sanction of the UEFA, that could separate him during two years of this type of commitments if the Court of Sportive Arbitration (TAS) does not determine the contrary. With the stray league and a capital penalty showing in the horizon, are not few those that consider that it touches to centre in the 'orejona' to conquer it once and for all.
And to go out winners of this capital challenge, will be key his performance in the coliseo madridista. Guardiola Knows well that it can not deliver the gone if it wishes to finish the work in the turn, something that learnt in a painful eliminatory with the Bayern. For this, will look for to command and mark for allanar his way to the quarter-finals, and like this increase his possibilities of face to the still far appointment in territory mancuniano.
The Real Madrid also plays a lot against the City
That the ambition of the City was to the maximum does not mean that the Real Madrid go to give eases, since also it plays a lot in the next days. After a lot of years without opportunities, litigates him LaLiga to the Barça but recently gave him the leadership, and has to react at the same time that gives a hit of authority in the Champions. What happen in this week will not be definite, but could say a lot of the denouement of this campaign.