Manchester City is a massive week as they take on Atlético Madrid in the Champions League second leg tonight.
It would be a massive week for Manchester City. On Sunday, they had a 2-2 draw with league rivals Liverpool, and they get to battle a spot with Atlético Madrid in the second leg of the Champions League quarter-finals this night.
Then, on Saturday, they once again Liverpool for a second time for a spot in the FA Cup last four.
A historic treble is still possible, but City needs to be at its best between now and the end of the season to join the famous Manchester United side of 1999 in achieving this remarkable feat.
It’s no secret that City has been building towards Champions League glory since Sheikh Mansour bought the club in 2008.
In June 2016, City Chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak outlined this vision in his end-of-season interview. He said: “We will provide the necessary resources for Pep [Guardiola] to build a team that has the ambition and the capability to go and win back this Premier League for us, go as far as we can and try to win the Champions League.”
In Guardiola, the City has a proven winner. Across his 15-year managerial career, the Spaniard has amassed an incredible 32 trophies with four different teams.
And since arriving in Manchester in 2016, Guardiola has won 10 trophies. However, the pinnacle of club competition is an accolade that has evaded him since he last won it with Barcelona in 2011.
Despite spending three years at German giants Bayern Munich, the Spaniard could not succeed in his time in Germany. After that, however, the City came to the season, agonizingly losing to Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea in the final.