The international break has come and gone with all its distraction and we can finally return to the entertainment and intrigue that club football has on offer after a 2-week hiatus.
In the English Premier League, there seems to be jostling in almost every point in the table; we have the two teams fighting for the league, four fighting for the remaining two Champions League spot and we also have up to six teams fighting to remain in the top flight come next season.
Out of all these, one team will be looking to achieve a feat others have failed to achieve over the years. Yes!, Manchester City are looking to claim the quadruple of the League Cup, the FA Cup, the EPL and the UEFA Champions League and while the Cityzens have already gotten the League Cup in the trophy cabinet, they still have to battle some of the best in England and Europe for the remaining three.
Pep Guardiola’s men will face Brighton in the FA Cup semifinal after which they will raise the trophy if they avoid an upset against either Watford or Wolves in the final on May 18.
In the Champions League City have a much difficult task as they are paired with Tottenham in the quarterfinals and will face either Juventus or Ajax in a potential semifinal clash. If they succeed in going past the semis, they will have to overpower one of Manchester United, Barcelona, Liverpool or Porto in the final in Madrid.
Manchester City are also looking to win the EPL once again, the 2017 champions are in the two horse race with Liverpool as the Reds are also hungry to win the league title for the first time in over 20 years.
It looks a herculean task for the boys of Manchester blue but Guardiola’s team has the quality all over the park that is needed to make this dream a reality. Sergio Aguero and the improved Raheem Sterling are packed with goals needed to go past anyone while the likes of De Bruyne, the Silvas and Leroy Sane are ever present to provide them with the assists they need.
It might all have started as just a hope earlier in the season, but with just about two months to go and City still involved in all competitions this could end up becoming an unprecedented achievement.