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Champions League: Three Things to Look out for as Manchester City Host Schalke

Manchester City host Schalke at the Etihad Stadium in the second leg of the Champions League round of 16. The hosts have three away goals thanks to their 3-2 win in Germany and will be looking to complete the job at home to avoid the same fate as other heavyweights this season.


Here are three things to look out for in the Manchester City vs Schalke game.

3. Europe is Manchester

After Manchester United pulled off a sensation comeback win over Paris Saint-Germain last week, Manchester City will look to avoid the same fate and put the game to bed as quickly as possible. They can take inspiration from the first leg performance itself, when they came from behind to register their own last minute victory to take the lead into the second leg.

2. Schalke manager in a tight situation

With Schalke manager Domenico Tedesco being told that he has only two games to save his job, he will be hoping his team can pull off an improbable victory over the English champions. But for that to happen, they will need to do better than their last three games, where Schalke have ended up conceding 11 goals. 

1. History beckons

Manchester City have never won the Champions League in their history, but this season is as good a chance they will get. With the team still in the hunt for the quadruple, the pressure will be on the team to get the wins needed to win the Champions League as well as the Premier League.