Manchester City played well in their Champions League match against Dinamo Zagreb; however, it took two substitutes to win the match.
Premier Leaguehave been busy in the window as they look to rebuild ahead of next season. The top six sides appear to be taking their time in the transfer window so far with no major marquee signing from some of the teams.
One of the players that has been linked with some of the top six sides is Leicester City defender, Harry Maguire.
Pep Guardiola has admitted his biggest fear is the prospect of witnessing more players on the treatment table. Manchester City have been ravaged by injuries over the last few months, but the club has been able to maintain the push for a quadruple going on. This has been largely possible due to a very large squad at the disposal of the former Bayern Munich manager. However, even that has been stretched in the last few weeks with a number of players unavailable due to injuries.
Former Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure said that he is not happy at Olympiakos and that he wants to return to the Premier League. He said that it has been a disappointing season for him so far and that he wants to move away from the club.
Premier League champions Manchester City are expected to retain the title at the end of this season. They played impressive football against Watford yesterday to win 2-1 and maintain their lead at the top of the table.
Bayern Munich defender Jerome Boateng has confirmed that he had made contact with Paris Saint-Germain regarding a summer move from the Allianz Arena. The Germany international had a World Cup to forget after the nation were ousted at the group stage but that did not have much impact on his reputation as a player.
Manchester City skipper Vincent Kompany has said that the team is well aware that they could seal their Premier League title win this term with victory against Manchester United.
Former Manchester City and Arsenal men Gael Clichy and Emmanuel Adebayor would pair up once more as they are set to help Turkish Super League side Istanbul Basaksehir overcome Portuguese side Sporting Clube de Braga, Bulgarian side Ludogrets Razgrad, and German side Hoffenheim in Group C.
The four sides are set to do battle from next month in the group stage of the Europa League.
Sevilla recently saw off competition from the Turkish side in the Champions League qualifier while Liverpool knocked out Hoffenheim to move on.
In Group A, Spanish side Villareal will battle Maccabi Tel Aviv, Astana and Slavia Prague while Dynamo Kiev, Young Boys, Partizan Belgrade and Skenderbeu will clash in Group B.
Group D consists of AC Milan, Austria Vienna, Rijeka, and AEK Athens. Everton would have a field day playing French side Lyon, Serie A side Atalanta and Cyprus clubs Apollon. Group F has Lokomotiv Moscow, Sheriff Tiraspol, Zlin and Copenhagen.
A look at Samir Nasri anytime he is on the pitch shows a player who asides facing the business of the day – helping his team mates beat an opponent – loves enjoying football in the basic sense akin to the type you will find on a beach.
Dribbling, feints and fakes, sometimes joggling at the amateur level do often take the high seats in any gathering of fans. The higher you go though, the more you are admonished on the need to drop such act and focus entirely on getting the business of winning matches done.
When he left Marseille in 2008, Arsenal’s accommodation of flashy stunts within their ranks would’ve no doubt further convinced the French man that the Gunners were a group he could thrive in without much friction.
One thing he may not have realized is the fact that as players grows towards the twilight of their careers; they tend to see some sense in the need to be business minded throughout encounters because the pressure to have their name associated with a trophy kind of trumps every other desire.
As Manchester City get set to clash with Manchester United on Thursday, the game is all to fight for.
The high stakes match at the Etihad Stadium would heavily influence how the table would look like at the end of the season with six games left.
Many expected this season to be a showdown between both Manchester club coaches but it turned out far from expectations as Chelsea boss Antonio Conte impressed in his debut season. The dynamics since they last met in the league has since changed. Pep Guardiola was the victor in September but that was when City were running riot at first.
Manchester United have not been in top four since September but they could re-enter with a victory as they are a point behind City. Chelsea lead Spurs by seven points after their recent victory but they have played a game more. Liverpool in the third spot have played two matches more than both Manchester teams.