Aguero, who has been struggling with his finishing this season, won and scored the penalty for the victor in the 90 minute of the Champions League clash in Germany. It’s not easy to score a penalty in the last minute, and when the foul for the penalty is on him also. Pellegrini said that in the Champions League focus is on one game at a time, but Premier League is all about the work one do over the entire year, Goal.com reported.
The City boss stormed off after less than 30 seconds having quickly grown unhappy with questions about his post-match emotions – before making an embarrassing retreat having walked the wrong way. “The fun is back because we are playing the type of football that made us so strong in the past”, Xhaka said. Their start has been exactly opposite to Man City’s losing their first five games but then responding in the last couple of weeks to pick up two victories over Augsburg and VfB Stuttgart to lift themselves up to 14th.
City are now third only on goal-difference after leaders Juventus enjoyed a 2-0 win at home to Sevilla on Wednesday as Manuel Pellegrini’s Citizens bounced back from their opening 2-1 defeat at home to the Italians. “I doubt if Manchester City even know all our players but I am sure once the game is over they will know plenty of us”.
However, Quinn was quick to highlight the defensive mistakes that could have easily cost City the game had it not been for a series of impressive saves by goalkeeper Joe Hart on his return from injury. “We never want to lose important points”.
It’s been a hard season for Sergio Aguero.
It was certainly noisy, and colour-ful, but it was always going to be the intensity on the pitch, rather than off it, which would most likely knock City off their stride.
They are good team and they are in excellent form on top of that.
Incidentally, Pellegrini tried to divert attention from the Spurs debacle to City’s quest for European glory by criticizing United’s, and Ferguson’s, Champions League record.
Here was a team that seemed to have hit rock-bottom; here, just when they hungered most for it, was wounded prey that would nourish and strengthen their Champions League aspirations. We have got to play, put pressure on them. He made a outstanding penalty stop early in the first half and City were lucky to escape another spot kick after Brazilian Raffael caused huge problems with little more complicated than aggressive, skilful running. The impressive 54,000-capacity Borussia Park will play host to the game, which will be the first time the club will be hosting a European Cup game since the late 1970s.