Manchester City: Shock stat will have fans fearing their Champions League hopes are over


Manchester City: Shock stat will have fans fearing their Champions League hopes are over

Manchester City’s dreams of winning an unprecedented quadruple took a dent on Tuesday night as they fell to a narrow 1-0 defeat to Tottenham in their Champions League quarter-final first leg tie.

Heung-min Son’s late goal gives Spurs a vital advantage heading into the second leg against City, who saw star striker Sergio Aguero have a first-half penalty saved by Hugo Lloris.

Son netted the winner against Man City at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

Pep Guardiola’s men must now overturn the deficit at the Etihad Stadium on April 17, or else their hopes of winning all four competitions – the Champions League, Premier League, FA Cup and League Cup – will be over.

The former Barcelona and Bayern Munich boss is yet to take City past the last eight of the competition since being appointed manager in 2016.

The omens don’t look good for City though – who are going to have to end their miserable record against English clubs in Europe in order to advance to the semi-finals.

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