City has won all 14 games at the Etihad this year by a combined score of 49-7 as Pep Guardiola’s men close in on a potential treble of Premier League, Champions League and FA Cup.
Jack Grealish said Manchester City is confident of finishing the job against Real Madrid at home to reach the Premier League final after a 1- 1 draw in its semifinal first leg on Tuesday.
City has won all 14 games at the Etihad this time by a concerted score of 49- 7 as Pep Guardiola’s men near in on a implicit treble of Premier League, titleholders League and FA Mug.
But it’s conquering Europe for the first time that matters utmost to the English champion.
City suffered heartbreak against Madrid at the same stage of the competition last season as a late collapse in the alternate leg at the Santiago Bernabeu saw the Spanish mammoth goes on to win the competition for the 14th time.
But the home advantage for the return leg could make the difference this time after the sides couldn’t be separated in Madrid.
Both pretensions came from spectacular strikes from outside the box as Kevin De Bruyne cancelled out Vinicius Junior’s nature.
“At the Etihad at the moment we feel impregnable, ” Grealish told BT Sport.
“We came then tonight to try and win, but I suppose it shows our character to go a thing down and come back. In the end it was a fair result. ”
City is now unbeaten in 21 games in all competitions.
But it isn’t at their fluent stylish as Madrid successfully cut the force line to 51- thing striker Erling Haaland.
The caller had dominated possession until it was hit by the Real sucker punch when Vinicius drove forward and fired into the top corner on 36 twinkles.
But the places were reversed after the break as just when City appeared on the ropes, they hit back when De Bruyne drilled past his Belgian transnational teammate Thibaut Courtois.
“When we were better, they scored. When they were better, we scored, ” said Guardiola. “ Tight game, Bernabeu, asemi-final always is delicate. 1- 1 and we’ve a final coming Wednesday at home with our people. ”
Under Guardiola City has dominated English football. It’s on the point of a fifth Premier League title in six seasons.
But it’s yet to replicate that success on the European stage. In discrepancy to Madrid’s wealth of experience, City has only reached the titleholders League final formerly in its history.
“They’re so demanding. They’re so good,( they have) the experience, the quality, ” added Guardiola.
“Now they travel to Manchester and we’re going to see what we can do better.
“When you play these type of games it’s like a playoff. The alternate( game) you learn a lot from the first and hopefully we can learn and attack and defend better. ” Know More Football News…