Manchester City take on Real Madrid for a place in the final of the Champions League tonight.
The two sides failed to score in the first-leg last week at the Etihad, and Man City will now travel to the Spanish capital to try and earn a place in their first ever CL final.
The Sky Blues come into the game knowing that if they manage to get on the scoresheet, Real will have to win the match or be eliminated, due to Real failing to notch an away goal in the 0-0 stalemate.
Arsenal come up against the only English side still in the elite European competition on Sunday, and I’m torn about what exactly I want to come out of tonight’s encounter.
We need to secure our place in the top-four, and should need two points (unless United manage to win their three matches by 14 goals in total) from our remaining two matches to do so.
The obvious thing to want out of tonight is for the City players to be tired, and a 0-0 90 minute result would ensure an extra 30 minutes of play. It would also most likely be a big blow to their confidence if they were to be eliminated from the competition, playing on their minds entering their match with us at the weekend.
I’m a lover of the English game however, and regularly (quietly) support the other English sides (not Tottenham) participating in Europe. There is also the fact that the better our teams do in Europe all adds to our coefficient points, which currently ensures we can enter four teams for the Champions League competition.
Our place in the coefficient table is not at risk at present, and while we still stand a chance of finishing above THAT team in second-place, any increase in our chances of winning on Sunday I will take.
So will we all be cheering the goalkeepers for the first 90 minutes, before switching our support to the Spanish team to destroy City and make them cry?
Maybe that’s just me…