Manchester City Begin Their UCL Knock-Out Rounds Against Sporting Tomorrow

Guardiola Still Has Only Won The UCL At Barcelona.

After the winter break, The Knockout Phase Of The UEFA Champions League begins. There are some big matches to look forward to in this round. Paris Saint Germain will take on Real Madrid and that should be a very interesting matchup. Also Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City will take on Sporting Lisbon in Portugal tomorrow.

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It is the start of another knockout round for Pep Guardiola at Manchester City. He will be looking forward to going one step better than their achievement in the competition last season.

Manchester City lost the UEFA Champions League title to Chelsea in Porto last year.

The UCL is the only competition Guardiola has not managed to win for the Citizens in his 6years at the club. Even at Bayern, the closest he came was the Semifinals. There is still the talk that the former Barcelona boss cannot do it without Lionel Messi.

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Guardiola’s men are running away with the Premier League title this season, but just like last season, there are doubts about them actually winning the UCL. Obviously there is no pressure on Pep Guardiola because of the domestic success he has enjoyed at the club, but for him personally one would feel he’s due another UCL Trophy.

Joao Cancelo spoke about how fitting it will be for Manchester City to win the UCL this year.

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We are a very strong team,” he said. “The players know how to deal with the pressure of getting to the final but we are going up against the best teams in Europe.
“It is very difficult but we embrace this pressure. This club deserves to win the Champions League. That is what we play for and that is what we are trying to do this season.”

Pep Guardiola and Manchester City will have to dig deeper this year. To reach the Final will be tougher than last year and to do the last step will be even tougher. Guardiola has conquered England with Manchester City, now it is time to make sure he wins another UCL away from Barcelona.