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Can Manchester City Finally Win the Champions League?

Manchester City has changed English football in the modern era. English football teams did not necessarily play poorly before Pep Guardiola joined Manchester City in 2016. However, after being taken over by Pep, Man City plays a different kind of football than they have in the past. They are playing football that appears to be unmatched by any other team. Manchester City has been a dominant force in English football for more than seven years. During a five-year span, they won four Premier League titles and broke many records, including being undefeated for 21 games and scoring 100 points.

In the domestic league, Man City is an unstoppable force led by their mastermind manager Pep Guardiola. He has a solution for any opponent. Pep had many successes before joining Manchester City, including at Barcelona and Bayern Munich. He also won the champion league with Barcelona. Pep Guardiola is known as a perfectionist, from the attack and their defense, he studies every detail of his opponents. He wants his players to implement their plan on the pitch perfectly.

When it comes to the champion league, Man City crumbles like bricks. During a match they typically start with a positive vibe by playing good football around their opponent. In the last few minutes, something happens to them. For example, in their match against Real Madrid in the champion league, they were leading 4-0 in the first leg, but that score quickly turned into 4-3 in the second half. Manchester City's defenses are routinely poor in the second half. After the match against Real Madrid, even Man City players agree that they should have defended more aggressively.

Man City played breathtaking football during their home game against Real Madrid. They didn't allow a single shot in their goalpost for 90 minutes. Many fans thought Man City would go to the champion league final until Real Madrid scored three goals in five minutes, and they knocked out Man City in a semifinal game. No one thought this could happen in a football game, but it did.

Manchester City lost the semifinal in the last few minutes because they couldn't handle the pressure, and their defense collapsed. This behavior opened the opportunity for Real Madrid to score an easy goal.

The big question everyone is asking is, will Man City ever win champion league football? Current championship teams include Real Madrid, Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Manchester United, and Chelsea. These clubs have world-class players in every position.

Manchester City has got all the necessary tools to win the champion league. All they must do is keep playing their style of football through the end of the game, stop making the same kinds of mistakes repeatedly, and Pep Guardiola must stop overthinking during the match.

Sometimes Pep overthinks too much, and his overthinking is certainly harming his team. Just look at the champion league final against Chelsea. Fans and television commentators thought Man City would win that final, but they lost due to making repeat mistakes.

This year Manchester City is ranked the number one team to win the champion league. They recently signed goalie machine Erling Haaland from Dortmund for only $50 million. This addition to their team is vital because they must stop allowing their opponent to score goals. Will Man City win the first champion league in their history? Only time will tell.

About the Author

Bimal Shrestha of Sports of Universe believes in the motto, "we write for fans because we are fans, too." Shrestha is a huge fan of sports and ultimately wants to share his love for sports with the rest of the world. He states, "why keep his thoughts about his love for the game in his head when he can share them with everyone."

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