Man City may be a very big fish in the Premier League pond with their #1 spot for the first eight consecutive weeks, but then the Champions League is a whole different ocean. The Sky Blues are meeting Barcelona, and even though the Spanish team is currently only #4 in La Liga, they are guaranteed to make this meet very hard for the English.
Nothing is set in stone in the Premier League yet, but the trends are clear: Man City is leading strongly with no losses to their name, and the Spurs are following with a four point lag. However, last season Tottenham was a kryptonite to the Sky Blues, who lost twice. Will they break the so-far perfect run in the White Hart Lane?
These first three weeks very surely pretty intense – and by now, there are only three teams that haven‘t lost a single time. Man City stands strong in the first place with a 6 point difference while Chelsea follows at #2, and hot on their heels is none other than Man United. But the perfect track record may very well change for one of the three leaders after the fourth week matches.
Lately, all the Champions League games have been full to the brim of adrenaline and unpredictability. Only yesterday Bayern missed out on the final when Atlético won by away goals despite the admirable effort that the Germans had put in. Tonight, Man City faces just as tough a test, as they are meeting Real in Madrid.
The truth is out there, and the Champions League semi-finals is going to shine some light on it. We’re going to see really interesting pairings that the majority would not have predicted, and to see them play for survival is going to produce some quality football. The 1st leg games set the tone: so who is going to bring it?
It‘s a brilliant time to be a football fan – there‘s so many exciting matches to watch! Man City and Liverpool proved that English teams can do really well internationally, too, and this excitement that they inspired may just seep through to the Premier League. This week, the Sky Blues are playing against Chelsea, and the Foxes will take on the Hammers – so let’s take a look!
The first leg games were something, weren‘t they? If at first the pairings seemed like easy one-way tickets for half of the teams, it turned out to being a fair bit more complicated than that. While all of the matches seem very promising, the Wolfsburg vs Real Madrid repeat and the Man City vs PSG clash are looking especially interesting.
Man City is the last English soldier still standing in the Champions League, and tonight they will be put to the toughest of tests. This is the furthest that the Sky Blues managed so far in this prestigious competition, so naturally they will be keen to push it even more and make their way into the semis. It‘s an away leg for Man City too: are they up for the challenge?
Even though the English teams are mostly miserable internationally this season, Premier League did retain four UEFA Champions League slots for 17/18. That means there are still three places in the group stage and one in the qualifiers to fight for, and fight the teams will. Let‘s take a look at our potential Top 4!
It‘s a good week in the Premier League! If sometimes the fixtures can be a bit lacklustre, it’s the exact opposite this time around and there really are a lot of matches absolutely worth tuning in to. However, the most interesting bit is going to be the derbies – so let’s take a look at the Manchester match, and the Newcastle v Sunderland game.