Manchester City made the quarter finals of the UEFA Champions League for the first time in their history and standing in their way to a semifinal ticket is French champions Paris Saint German and the Citizen may aim to win it all if they pass the PSG test.
The Citizen have not had the best of seasons as they have struggled in the premier league as they are current in fourth place and 15 points behind leaders Leicester City although they have a game in hand but with seven matches to the end of the season it will be a long short for them.
So, winning the Champions League will be a welcome parting gift for manager Manuel Pellegrini who is set to be replaced by Pep Guardiola at the end of the season.
Paris Saint German have already eliminated a premier league opposition in this season’s competition as they brushed aside the challenge of out-going premier league champions Chelsea and are favourites to go through against the Citizens.
Manchester City who welcomes back Kevin de Bruyne and Samir Nasri from long time injuries could be the dark horse of this season’s competition following in the footsteps of Liverpool and Chelsea in the past.
The Reds won the 2005 UEFA Champions League in remarkable fashion as they came back from a 3-0 deficit in the final to level scores against AC Milan before snatching a dramatic winner in the penalty shootout.
It was even more remarkable when Chelsea won the same competition in 2012 – the Blues were 3-1 down from the first leg against Napoli in the round of 16 but they pulled off a remarkable comeback and a Branislav Ivanovic extra-time goal gave them a 4-1 win which stunned the football world just days after manager Andre Vilas Boas was fired.
The Blues continued their spectacular run as they rolled past Barcelona before beating Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena courtesy a Didier Drogba penalty after extra-time to hand them their first ever UEFA Champions League win.
Manchester City can draw inspiration from both Liverpool and Chelsea as they travel to Paris to face PSG. It will be a tough game as Zlatan Ibrahimovic is in the form of his life and scored a hat-trick against Nice at the weekend but in Sergio Aguero the Citizens have a goal poacher who can win them games.