Manchester City may have triumphed at England but they know very well that they are yet to be tested in the whole of Europe. Winning a league is a difficult job, one that requires determination and consistency but winning in Europe is quite another thing and the players at City were well aware of the fact when they traveled to Spain to face the Spanish giants in what was billed as the most exciting match in the group stages of the Champions League.
The match was also being billed as a match between Jose Mourinho and Roberto Mancini. It was Mourinho who replaced Mancini at Inter after he failed to win the Champions league and here was Mancini again, trying to carry out Sheik Mansour’s dream of becoming the European Champions. Manchester City has assembled a marvelous team at a jaw dropping expense. And with such lavish expenditure one can be sure that the club officials are not just aiming for the domestic crown.