I-Man City idlala ku-Champions League

Timmy T Maranda

Ukushintsha kwe-Manchester City kokungahlulwa kubhekwe kakhulu emlenzeni wokuqala we-UEFA Champions League emidlalweni ye-round-16 lapho izodlala  neqembu lase-Bundesliga i-Borrusia Monchengladbach ngoLwesithathu e-Puskas Arena e-Budapest.

La maqembu azobhekana okwesikhombisa. Emdlalweni wabo odlule iGladbach yashaya i-City ngamagoli amane kwamabili sekuhlanganiswe imilenze kuma-quarter final yowezi-1978/79 ye-UEFA Cup.

Iqembu likaPep Guardiola lisondela kulo mdlalo linerekhodi lokungahlulwa emidlalweni engama-25 kuyo yonke imiqhudelwano. I-Citizens ifinyelele esigabeni somkhumulajezi se-Champions League ngesizini yesishiyagalombili elandelana, okuyisikhathi eside kakhulu seqembu laseNgilandi.

EzikaGuardiola ziqede phezulu ku-Group C, zingahlulwa emidlalweni emihlanu.

I-Manchester City yagcina ukuhlulwa ngoLwezi ngowezi-2020 ibhekene ne-Tottenham Hotspur futhi kusukela lapho yaba semkhunjini wokuhola amanye amaqembu, ngokunqoba okuyi-13 kulandelana emidlalweni eyi-18 kuyo yonke imiqhudelwano.

UGuardiola uthe bazoya kulo mdlalo njengayo yonke eminye imidlalo.

“Ngeke siguqule lutho ngaphandle kwemininingwane emincane okujwayela kancane,” kusho uGuardiola ekhasini le-Twitter le-Manchester City.

“Asikujwayele ukudlala kwabo ngoba badlala e-Germany kodwa sizodlala umdlalo wethu bese sizama ukuthola umphumela njengoba nje sesenzile kuze kube manje,” kusho uGuardiola.

I-Citizens izothuthukiswa ukubuyela esimeni esigcwele komdlali wasesiswini uKevin De Bruyne kanye nomdlali wase-Argentina uSergio Aguero, obe yingxenye yokunqoba kwe-Arsenal ngempelasonto.

“Wonke umuntu ngaphandle kukaNathan Ake uphilile,” kusho uGuardiola.

Isithombe: @manchestercity