Now that City are out of the league they can afford to pool all their various resources into the Champions League. Having never gotten past the last 16, City should be under pressure given the amount of money poured into the previous two campaigns. But it’s fine, because they’ve a manager who knows he’s unemployed once the season’s over, so it’s all about his personal managerial CV now. And a Champions League trophy is probably the best way to stick two fingers up to the City board
If you look at this on paper, Man City will wrap this tie up. They were competitive in their division up until last weekend, compared to Kiev who haven’t played a competitive game since the 9th of December. Understandably, because Ukraine in winter is colder than Mike Glazer’s wallet.
Their top scorer is Andriy Yarmolenko, most famous for being linked with Liverpool that time. Apart from that, the only noticeable name is Miguel Veloso of Porto and FIFA 14 fame. They are on top of the Ukrainian league, and still in a title race, something which probably can’t be said about their English opposition.
City , who were second favourites to win the Premier League at the start of the year, are currently six points off Leicester City, and in a sort of protest against the FA, put out a ‘weak’ team against Chelsea on Sunday. We say weak, still able to knock the shite out of Aston Villa. But their attack on Wednesday will be spearheaded by their talisman, and one of the best strikers in the world.
Sergio Aguero has seven goals in his last seven, and has history when playing in eastern Europe, scoring three goals in his last two visits to Russia. Super Sergio is to repeat his brace from two seasons ago, a game which City won comfortably. I think Pellegrini will want to kill the tie off ahead of the Etihad game. Something like a 3-1 scoreline. A rusty Kiev are to win the match, but it doesn’t look likely.