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One of Pep Guardiola's key players at Manchester City, his time at the Etihad has been a far cry from his spell at Chelsea, where he failed to make an impression as a young player.

City trail 1-0 on aggregate heading into Wednesday's second leg at Eastlands after suffering defeat in London last week.

"For us to beat them in the first leg was an incredible result, but the tie is still open". Manchester City are a much stronger side and they should win at home with some ease.

City are chasing an unprecedented quadruple and many have tipped them to win the Champions League for the first time this season.

City fans take a poor view of UEFA and routinely boo its anthem when it is played ahead of matches, partly due to a hefty fine the club received from European soccer's governing body in 2014 for breaching financial fair play rules.

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Pep Guardiola feels Manchester City will have to win all their remaining five games to pip Liverpool and retain the Premier League title. "They allow Kane to carry the burden and it's unusual they are not as effective when Kane is in the team.

Football-wise, we were really in a good moment today, all three midfielders", he said. I want to see that.

"I had that feeling from weeks ago as well, not just for this week". Every team is fighting for something and there's a lot more pressure on you.' Merseyside Police are investigating after a flare was thrown shortly after Sadio Mane scored Liverpool's opener against Chelsea.

Guardiola added: "Do it for the [players]". They said I was "the Chelsea reject". You need a bit of luck in important moments in the game.

"We are going to have the last training session today and then we decide whether he can be in the starting XI or start on the bench".

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"I know people say I came here to win the Champions League, but I didn't come here to win the Champions League, honestly", Guardiola was quoted by Sky Sports as saying. The defending Premier League champions have been at their scintillating best at the Etihad Stadium.

"We have played with incredible personality in the last two or three months - for the last month we've known that if we drop points it will be more hard if not impossible to win the title".

"We spoke often with him on and off the pitch and we want the best".

"Not winning the Champions League in Bayern Munich was a big failure".

"Before I came to Manchester City, I didn't really know what to make of this Raheem Sterling guy".

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