This evenings (Wednesday 19 September 2018) first ever Champions League tie between Manchester City and Lyon is the talk of Manchester. Well, its bound to be as only a handful of Manchester United fans live in the vicinity.
While the other half swan off to Bern to play their opening Group H game against Young Boys and Moaning Maureen prepares to park the inevitable red bus the Blue side of Manchester get themselves ready for tonight’s exciting and possible Group F tie goal fest (who thinks the game with end goalless?).
No longer are United the dominant force they once were in either domestic or European competitions, especially with Jose Mourinho at the helm. MCFC, on the other hand, are the betting companies golden team and make Pep Guardiola’s side this year’s favourites to lift the Champions League trophy.
Now, I don’t want to tempt fate, and I certainly don’t want to say anything that might hoodoo our chances of winning anything. Nevertheless, I am confident we’ll go further than the other English representatives.
Last night’s UCL results proved a mixed bag. Tottenham Hotspur’s 2-1 defeat away at Inter Milan stirred up the inevitable Daniel Levy out social media rants from the Spurs fans, while Liverpool continued to ride their luck with an injury-time Roberto Firmino goal that rescued their blushes, 3-2 at home against PSG.
Are you ready for tonight’s 8 pm BST Etihad kick-off?