The Borussia Dortmund separates the Manchester City of the semifinals of the Champions League, territory yet to be explored for Guardiola’s team. That dream is parked for now, forced first to erase the trace of Erling Haaland of the map. The fashionable striker in Europe seems the best argument Terzic has to balance a tie predicted by many people as confetti for a City that points to a favorite in any pool. Although he has to endorse that superiority on the court.
The first leg in the Etihad is finally played after the sanitary protocols were relaxed. Good news for a City who wants to pay off his debt in the Champions League once and for all: “It hurts not to have gone a little further”, reflected in the anteroom the one from Santpedor, referring to the disappointment that his team took last year in Lisbon. Now you have another chance. And above all, he arrives at the appointment without injuries and with morale through the roof.
Nothing to do with him Dortmund, which is stumbling through the Bundesliga. Threatened with being left out of the elite next season, the loss to Eintracht Frankfurt this past weekend puts Terzic in a bind. The young coach is presented in Manchester without Jadon Sancho, the best accomplice of Haaland in the dressing room. Without the ex of City, the German box loses overflow, fundamental for the context of the match that can be found.
He knows Dortmund that he will have to run while waiting for a robbery that allows him to gallop in search of his sniper. Although not everything can depend on the Norwegian, but other artists such as Hazard or Reus have to cheer up, footballers of good footing who are going to prove the reliability that the game has maintained to date. City. With many more boards than other years, Pep’s message is to not receive goals at the Etihad and travel without any burden to Germany.
Wants Guardiola leave behind the memory of Monaco, Liverpool, Tottenham and Lyon. Four moments that define the City’s passage through Europe. About to put the signature under the Premier, the Champions have to focus all the efforts of a dressing room that wants to sign this beautiful stage with the achievement of the Champions League. Although there is a lot of fabric to cut before booking a ticket to Istanbul. Haaland wants to shake the almighty City.