Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Zidane & Co. Beware, City Have No Away Day Blues

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Zidane & Co. Beware, City Have No Away Day Blues

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CITY have every reason to be optimistic when they head to the Bernabeu next week fi their recent away record in Europe is as good as that of Barcelona and BETTER than Bayern Munich.

The Blues are being written off after failing to breach a strong Madrid defence at the Etihad Stadium in the first leg on Tuesday.

But that ignores the fact that for the past three seasons City have been better away from home in Europe.

In fact, the Blues have won seven and drawn two of their last 13 jaunts to the Continent including victories at Bayern and Roma, and this season's 2-2 draw at Paris St Germain - a result that would be good enough to see them through against Madrid.

The Blues need to score in the Bernabeu, but they have only failed to score once in a Euro away game this season - the 1-0 defeat at Juventus when Fernando hit the post and saw Raheem Sterling waste a great chance. …

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