Manchester City made history in the 2015-16 season by qualifying for the Champions League semi-final for the first time in their history.
Up until now, the club has faced numerous disappointments especially in European competitions. One of the best records they had in Europe was reaching the last 16 stage where they have already faced numerous exits at the hands of clubs like Barcelona. Their poor UEFA coefficient has been claimed as the reason for City not getting favourable draws in group and knockout stages. However, they have managed to show some improvement in Europe for all the spending under the regime of the Middle East owners.
City came close to reaching the Champions League final after managing a decent result against Real Madrid in the first leg. Poor performance in the second leg at the Santiago Bernabeu, though, led to their exit from the competition. Still, this was seen as a very valiant effort from the team who are considered as novices at this stage of the competition. Gael Clichy has experienced a little success in the Champions League before even though he has been playing in this competition for a long time. Now, he is targeting the next step of reaching the final or even winning the trophy.
After signing for Manchester City in 2008, most spectators of Premier League football probably won’t have a clue about who John Guidetti is. However, most City supporters are quite excited about the Swede’s potential and following an extremely fruitful period on loan in the Netherlands last year, the player has been rewarded with a new three year contract. Continue reading
Out of all of City’s big name signings over the last few years, few people will disagree that David Silva has been one of the most promising. The Spanish winger has been an ever present fixture in Roberto Mancini’s starting eleven and following such brilliant form, he has been linked with moves across the continent. Fortunately for City fans, it appears as though Silva is more than happy to say, with sources claiming that the former Valencia man is even interested in extending his current contract. Continue reading
Following a somewhat inconsistent season for City, there have been reports that the club could try and offload Samir Nasri this term. However, the French international has moved to quickly rebuff such speculation, claiming that his aim is to stay at the Etihad Stadium for a long time and that the club has not said that they are willing to listen to offers. Continue reading