UCL QF preview: Manchester City vs Lyon – Will the Citizens avoid a slip-up here?

Lyon bundle Juve out of the Champions League - AS.com

After silencing La Liga champions Real Madrid last Saturday, Manchester City have a real chance of achieving Champions League glory. Whisper it quietly, but Pep Guardiola’s men can turn an underwhelming campaign into an unforgettable one. Will they book their semi-final place here, or can Lyon spring another surprise?

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Manchester City 2-1 Real Madrid: 5 Talking Points as Citizens sting Real, into quarter-finals

Manchester City players celebrate with Gabriel Jesus after his second-half strike sunk Real Madrid

Raphael Varane’s catastrophic defensive errors will dominate headlines, but Manchester City were rewarded for their intense pressing from the front against La Liga champions Real Madrid. What were five talking points here, as Pep Guardiola’s men booked their place in next week’s Champions League quarter-finals?

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Scout Report: Christian Pulisic | Borussia Dortmund’s emerging gem

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Bundesliga enthusiasts, as well as any followers of America’s national footballing side have had one player on their radar this season. A side continuing to improve year-upon-year, Borussia Dortmund pride themselves on developing both consistency as well as helping talented youngsters progress.

The likes of midfield trio Shinji Kagawa, Ilkay Gundogan and Mario Götze have all been given platforms to showcase their talent on the European stage – and even though the latter has opted for pastures new, the team dynamic has remained the same to good effect with title challenges and progression in Europe too. Christian Pulisic represents the new generation, and against Hamburg last month, announced himself to the adoring public with aplomb. Continue reading