Confident City ready for Villarreal climax
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Manchester City will travel to Spain to take on Villarreal at El Madrigal in the form of their life as they seek to secure Champions League knock-out action. The Group A moment of truth will kick-off at 7:45 p.m. on 2nd November and an explosive match it to be expected as both sides pass the halfway mark of the group stage.
Averaging fives goals per game in their last three games, including hitting Manchester United for six at Old Trafford, Manchester City are many people’s favourites to emerge victorious from the tie. Despite their lethal finishing up front and their miserly defence at the back, this game will provide a huge test of their character as this ground has proved frustrating for many English teams in the past, particularly Manchester United and Arsenal.
The dramatic home fixture, where Sergio Aguero scored a winner at the death, suggests although their domestic form is irrepressible, their continental form could be better. It seems the Yellow Submarine, despite being nowhere near the Citizens in terms of having a magnificent squad will plenty of strength in depth, they are more than a match for Roberto Mancini’s men as they almost snuck a draw from the Etihad stadium. However this could be where they announce themselves to the rest of Europe after some indifferent displays so far against Napoli and Bayern Munich.
So as Roberto Mancini brings his starlets to the Iberian nation, expect a thrilling encounter and with the momentum firmly on the Blues side, a comfortable win for the away side is in order.
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