Manchester – Barcelona is still considered the favorite in his meeting with Manchester City in the Champions League last 16. Nevertheless, the City has been developed also considered a good chance of qualifying.
After last season, City and Barca will again face to face in the last 16 of the Champions League. City first to host in the first leg on Wednesday (25/02/2015) future, while Barca will host the second leg on Thursday (19/03/2015) next month.
Former Brazilian international defender, Sylvinho, assume that Barca are still worth mentioning favorite with experience, let alone see the pace lately. Blaugrana in the middle of a series of 11 consecutive wins and is likely to increase the provision of apiknya ahead of the game at the Etihad Stadium later.
In addition, foster children Luis Enrique will play a determining party in front of his own supporters. Sylvinho sure this so distinct advantage.
“Barcelona get better results now. Based on my experience in the Champions League, I think Barcelona are favorites because they play the second leg at home and not easy to win the fight over there,” he said in the official City website.
“Of course, Inter (Milan) and Chelsea never done it, but it’s hard. I remember during the five years in Barcelona, we really want to play the second leg at home,” added the former Barca and City defender.
But that does not mean City had no chance. Sylvinho believes now made by Manuel Pellegrini’s team has had more experience in the Champions League, also have a stock of knowledge will be Barca after yesterday’s meeting of the season.
“City is growing every year in the Champions League which was normal. And I think they can beat Barcelona. According to me, the City can show two good performance,” said Sylvinho.
“It’s going to be a very open game and I really look forward to it, because it will be exciting to watch,” said the man who won two Champions League titles.