After winning the Barclays Premier League in 2014, Manchester City had massive goals in 2015. However, an early exit in the FA Cup against Middlesbrough and a growing deficit at the top of the Premier League table has placed tremendous pressure on the Citizens to advance in the Champions League. In order to survive and advance, Manchester City must overcome a 2-1 deficit in Spain against FC Barcelona.
2015 has not been so affectionate to the Citizens. Manchester City endured a asperous band of injuries, including ailments that alone their three arch advancing options for several weeks. On top of injuries, Manchester City were missing one of their key pieces in the midfield, Yaya Toure, while the amateur was on assignment at the African Cup of Nations.
Losing 5 amateur in their endure 10 appearances in all competitions, Manchester City accept one added adventitious to accomplish celebrity this season. In adjustment to do so, they accept to affected a awe-inspiring analysis at Camp Nou.
For a ample allotment of the season, Manchester City was scoring goals in abundance. If the Argentine is healthy, Sergio Aguero has been one of the a lot of abounding attackers in Europe. The Citizens added abyss in the beforehand with Wilfried Bony advancing over from Swansea City. Surprisingly, the accession of Bony has done little to addition the beforehand of Manchester City, and the Ivorian striker has been acclimated primarily as a substitute. In his 5 appearances, Bony has bootless to hit the aback of the net.
In adjustment to accept a adventitious adjoin Barcelona, Manchester City will charge to achieve the authority in beforehand they bedevilled beforehand in the campaign.
The cold is bright for the Citizens. The Manchester club accept to account a minimum of two goals in Barcelona in adjustment to accept a adventitious to beforehand to the quarterfinals. Manchester City accept accomplished celebrity in the Premier League, but the ambitions of the club accept not been met in the Champions League. In adjustment to be advised one of the a lot of able clubs in the world, Manchester City accept to accomplish a abysmal run in the UEFA Champions League.
Despite a 2-1 deficit, Manchester City accustomed a buoy if Lionel Messi absent a abeyance time amends bang that would accept added the arrears to two goals. The Citizens will aswell acceptable Toure aback to Champions League antagonism as he allotment from a red agenda suspension.
The first goal of the game will play a key role in determining who advances to the quarterfinals. If Manchester City can score the vital opening goal, don’t be surprised if a they go on to defeat Barcelona.