The pendulum of Manchester City’s European fate swung back and forth this evening, but eventually the Sky Blues came out on top to secure a priceless win against Bayern Munich. Despite it being their first victory in the competition this season, City can now guarantee qualification in their last game by beating Roma in Rome, as long as CSKA Moscow don’t get a victory against Bayern in Germany. Madness.
Is the dream alive once again? Maybe… and here are THREE reasons why.
Well, what can you say about the Argentine? He’s simply wonderful to watch, staggeringly strong and deadly in front of goal. The complete centre-forward. And tonight he proved why he’s so highly rated once again with a lovely hat-trick. The first from the penalty spot was a routine, but the last double strike to seal the win showed his range of talents.
Bayern Munich are yet to lose at home this season… So the odds would suggest that CSKA Moscow won’t get the victory at the Allianz Arena they need to prevent City from going through… so long as they win in Rome!
So as it stands, Bayern are through, City, CSKA and Roma all on 5 ? City to play Roma in Rome, CSKA play Bayern in Germany…. — Juvefc.com (@juvefcdotcom) November 25, 2014
Bayern lose at home to CSKA to troll City and Roma.
— Gareth Owens (@garrrrrr) November 25, 2014
City need not get carried away. They scraped past a 10 man Bayern with nothing to play for at home — Martin MacNeil (@MacNeil_10) November 25, 2014
A suspension kept the big Ivorian out against Bayern, but he will be back in time to face Roma, barring injury. Criticised for lethargy in big games sometimes, there’s no doubting that the 31-year-old’s presence will be a boost, as he is capable of moments of magic.
David Silva and Yaya Toure coming back next CL game. Amped — $avage (@Crxwford_) November 25, 2014
The thing is Toure will be back for the next game, so they are deffs qualifying
— #TYRANT (@sammyuko) November 25, 2014