Manchester City came up with an utterly dominating performance in the second leg of their round of 16 clash against RB Leipzig, beating the German side 7-0 at the Etihad Stadium on Tuesday, hence qualifying for the quarter-final.
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City are in the hunt for their first ever Champions League crown and have faced multiple misfortunes in the recent past.
Chelsea got the better of them in the 2021 final before Real Madrid broke their hearts in an incredible comeback in last season’s semi-final.
However, Pep Guardiola’s men look determined as ever that this season could be the one in which they achieve club football’s ultimate glory.
Teams Manchester City could face in the quarter-final of the Champions League 2022-23
City are Best of Bets‘ favourite to go on and win the Champions League this season, provided they avoid a couple of teams in their run-in to the final.
Real Madrid are a different beast altogether in the Champions League as compared to their La Liga form and that is one team City have to avoid if Los Blancos get past Liverpool in the second leg.
Chelsea is a dark horse here and having defeated City once in the final of this tournament before, City should be wary of their threat.
Then there’s Bayern Munich, virtually the most complete team in the Champions League this season.
Finally come the Italian sides, who have been decent this season, however, City would feel good to draw against clubs like Inter and Napoli despite the dangers they possess.
A list of teams Manchester City could face in the quarter-final
- Bayern Munich
- Real Madrid*
* mark indicates the second legs are pending at the time of writing, but both Napoli and Real Madrid have healthy leads over Frankfurt and Liverpool respectively.
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