Like Barça, City is second in the local League, behind Chelsea. They have achieved two wide results in the last weeks
The decisive match of Champions League round of 16 has come, with Barça playing the second leg in Manchester. Pellegrini's City is awaiting Barça, that was defeated last weekend, the end of a very good spell of luck. Now it's time to forget defeat against Málaga and keep fighting in the race to win as many titles as possible. And the best way to achieve it is obtaining a good result at City of Manchester Stadium this Tuesday (8.45pm CET).
Like Barça, City is second in the local League, behind Chelsea. They have achieved two wide results in the last weeks. Comparing numbers in La Liga, Barça obtained two victories more, but they have lost a game more than City. As for goals, the numbers are better for the blaugranas, as they scored 67 and received 14, while City scored 56 and conceded 25. Let's take a look at City's latest results before receiving Barça:
Data in the Premier League
Standings: 2nd, with 55 points, 5 behind the leader, Chelsea.
Manchester City 0-2 Middlesbrough (FA Cup)
City surprisingly was knocked out by a Championship (Second Division) match, Middlesbrough.
Chelsea 1-1 Manchester City
Tie between the two first in the English table, keeping the distance. The scorers were Loic Remy (1-0) and David Silva (1-1).
Manchester City 1-1 Hull City
Second tie in a row in the Premier, and the 4th match without winning. In fact, the match could have ended in a defeat, but James Milner could score in the minute 92 thanks to a beautiful free kick.
Stoke City 1-4 Manchester City
Great result of Pellegrini's team at Stoke. The first half ended 1-1 (Agüero scored the first). The second half was decisive for City, as Milner, Agüero (penalty) and Nasri scored the other goals.
Manchester City 5-0 Newcastle
City got to score 5 goals against Newcastle. In fact, after 2 minutes played the scorer already was 1-0, as Agüero scored from the penalty spot. Nasri, Dzeko and Silva (twice) did the other goals.