Champions League

Manchester City have to improve in order to win the title


Manchester City may have secured their place in the top 16 of the champions League after a forgettable match against Shaktar Donetsk that ended a 1-1 draw. The long running saga of these two teams from last three consecutive champions league had a disappointing end for City.

The Blues of Manchester have now been haunted with losses; struck by injuries and restrained by the level of football that Liverpool has played. The Merseyside club is in no mood of losing points in the premier league making it even tougher for City to rise.


City have failed to capture the expectations of their fans and have not been at their recent best. All thanks to the injuries that have come at a time not right and to the players most important.

The absence of Aymeric Laporte has hunted down the hopes of winning this year’s domestic title for City and if the things go the same way as they have been going around, Liverpool will surely be the Champions. The only way to stop Liverpool from winning the title is by capturing games.

Europe may be the only unconquered arena of Guardiola with City and in order to win that they will have to perform consistently. The only worry right now for Man City is that Liverpool are barely giving away any points and are in no way willing to step the foot off gas.

Pep Guardiola may be without players but that is no excuse on giving away points. Gundogan surely understands the importance of every game and has therefore requested his team to gain momentum.


“When you want to become a top team and fight in all the competitions, you are not allowed to concede goals in every game,” the Germany international said.

“Obviously, with all the injuries we are having, all the changes in the squad, sometimes it’s not easy, but I think there is enough quality in our team, even with the injuries, to be able to play without conceding a goal.”

Guardiola has a wealth of experience playing alongside Klopp and he knows that his compatriot will not leave away points too easily. But if they do, his team must be ready to snatch on the opportunity.

“We need to be there if Liverpool slip and we are through in the Champions League, but there is still plenty of work to [be done to] improve. Not results, but more the way we play,” Guardiola said.

Manchester City still have 2/3rd of the Premier League still left to turn the tide and if anything they should be fully prepared to reverse the fortunes.

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