Eight years ago, Guardiola didn't start step directly in the group phase.
When it first appeared at the Barcelona qualifying III. Now Manchester City also started a step in qualifying rounds in the LC play-off.
In 2008/09, Ronaldo finally made history by bringing Barca grabbed a treble, winning La Liga, Copa del Rey, and LC. The public Citizens certainly hope with the start of the same model, the Champions would face the end results were also similar to Barca 2008/09.
But, the City will not be easy. 2008/09 Barca do start with the main home fixture on the leg I qualification III.
They beat up Wisla Krakow four goals without reply.
Tuesday (6/8), the City would drop by Steaua Bucuresti home on first party round play-off. Romania League runner-up 2015/16 it's not easy opponents.
Laurentiu Reghecampf hosts team machine is already far more heat than the City. They have played twice in Romania with perfect results.
Steaua also had appeared in qualifying III LC. They get rid of the Sparta Prague with an aggregate 3-1. Striker Nicolae Stanciu buy up a third goal accounted for Steaua.
On the other hand, the City recently played the first competitive party 2016/17 three days before the party. Tim Manchester Blue painstakingly beat Sunderland 2-1 in the inaugural Premier League.
These have the advantage of conscious, Steaua very ardent menjegal City. "We willdestroy the City," said Gigi Becali told the Daily Star.
Steaua's owner was sure his stars sort of Stanciu, Adrian Popa, and Jugurtha Hamroun have the potential to surprise the City.
On paper, the City was seeded to qualify for the group phase based on the aggregate results of the two meetings. But, especially for this first leg, Champions the partywill find it more difficult than what had happened along Barcelona's 2008/09.
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Rome always win in the five Parties their first trial at pramusim. Striker Edin Dzeko became the star. Bosnian midfielder it always make a touchdown when coach Luciano Spalletti played.
Team to make four goals of old Rome slaughtered Pinzolo 4-0. He then each scoredone goal while Team Terek Grozny win over Wolverines (3-2), Liverpool (2-1), and the Montreal Impact (2-0).
Dzeko not played Spalletti kala Rome meet Serie B clubs, Latina (10/8).
Without the striker, Spalletti found the fact that Roma have another reliable weaponagainst Porto at Estadio Do Dragao.
The weapon in question is Federizo Fazio. The Defender currently plays for 195 cm it was scored a single victory over Latina through utilizing corner goal Francesco Totti.
High, Fazio can obviously become the mainstay of Rome to bust. The former Sevillaplayer that can also be a deterrent weapon while Porto has bolabola air in defenseof Rome.
The readiness of Rome can also be seen from the ability of Francesco Totti et al. running two formations applied Spalletti. Against Latina, the coaches are satisfied with its appearance in the first team who play with a 4-3-3 and in the second half with a 3-5-2.
Spalletti was pleased to see the performance of two new central defender, Fazio and Thomas Vermaelen, as well as Juan Jesus who became a defender in the first 45 minutes.
Spalletti mentions three players it appears quiet and comfortable on the Court. Two things were very important to face the terror of Porto and the fan at the Do Dragao.
As Roma, Porto also was ready to undergo this duel. Porto has already undergone the official matches in the League against Portugal Rio Ave on Friday (12/8).
The achievement of this Portugal whiz in pramusim is also good. After losing 0-3 from PSV in the second test, Nuno Espirito Santo's team is unbeaten in four matches.
Lastly, Porto won 1-0 over La Liga club Villarreal at the Do Dragao (6/8).
Porto is famous is hard to stem at the Do Dragao. Portugal in the League last season, Hector Herrera et al. recorded 12 victories from 17 party enclosure. However, it does not mean Porto could not be defeated in their enclosures.
The offside trap (team Dragon) in fact always lose in the last enclosure in two UEFA Champions League, namely from Dynamo Kyiv in the group phase and Borussia Dortmund in the round of 32 is large.
See the latest performance Rome, Wolf Team potentially thwart Porto victory. The Dragon team understand it will not be easy.
"The match against Roma in the UEFA Champions League play-off will be very heavy and difficult," said goalkeeper Iker Casillas, Porto, to A ball.