According to various reports from both the Times and Diario AS, Man City have been gifted a potentially significant boost in our aim to get past La Liga front runners Real Madrid in the Champions League Last 16 – with news coming out that the second leg may well be played at the Etihad Stadium.
2-1 up on aggregate after a noteworthy performance at the Bernabeu in February, City have now been gifted a UEFA boost in the form of updates which strongly favour playing our second leg against the Galacticos in Manchester.
Will Man City get past Real Madrid at the Etihad?
Yes, bring them on
No, too fragile defensively
Previous reports indicated that there was also a possibility that we would have to play Zinedine Zidane’s side without home advantage in Portugal, with UEFA proposing that the rest of the competition’s ties be played on neutral ground.
Even though matches will be carried out this way in Lisbon from the quarter-finals onwards, pressure from both City and Barcelona has now resulted in us reportedly being granted the chance to play our Last 16 second-legs on home turf.
Responding to the ‘great news‘ on Twitter, many Sky Blues have gone wild over the news – find all of their best comments down below.
— mcfcszn (@mxncityszn) July 6, 2020
Yes we are bigger than Uefa
— CityMerchant (@citytothemoon) July 6, 2020
Great news! Shouldn’t have taken this long to make this decision.
— Logan Poll (@michaelmurphy16) July 6, 2020
Come on lads! Let’s do this now!!
— Niel K. (@NielK__1894) July 6, 2020
— 🇧🇼 Start Eric Garcia 💙 (@mancitymj14) July 6, 2020
Bring on Madrid 💙 pic.twitter.com/HMGRrH2PTJ
— ‘Ruff Fredric’ (@DestinyFredric4) July 6, 2020
Music to my ears pic.twitter.com/fQYpL116Ku
— JAMA (@RealJama_77) July 6, 2020
— pizziman🥶 (@Tjmcfc14) July 6, 2020