Agent responds to Barcelona talk for Man City boss Guardiola

Agent responds to Barcelona talk for Man City boss Guardiola

Manchester City will face Lyon in the last quarter-final match of 2019-20 UEFA Champions League with the victor set to play Bayern Munich in the semis.

City did enjoy a promising flurry late in the first half, but beyond Kevin De Bruyne and Raheem Sterling, there was very little craft on display from them.

Messi's Barcelona were humiliated in the Champions League quarter-final after German champions Bayern Munich hit them 8-2.

They've never held back spending money.

Pep Guardiola, regarded as the greatest tactician of the modern era, headed out of Portugal to mass criticism of his formation and selection, which backfired to leave his team out in the quarters for the third straight season.

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 30: Pep Guardiola, Manager of Manchester City looks on prior to the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Manchester City at St. James Park on November 30, 2019 in Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom. Took his chances in the biggest game of his life.

Lyon have returned to the Champions League semi-finals for the first time in 10 years, but a familiar foe lies in their path.

But that was nearly two years ago now and Lyon had lost several key players since then.

Under Flick, Bayern have won their last 20 games with Friday's demolition of Barcelona the stand-out result of this season's competition.

The Citizens crashed out of the tournament in the quarter-final in three consecutive seasons, 2017/2018, 2018/2019 and 2019/2020.

"It is what it is".

"We are disappointed. We now go on holidays. We are not able to do it now, with these incredible guys, but we are going to try in the future", Guardiola said.

"It is what it is and hopefully one day we'll bridge this gap", Guardiola told BT Sport after a fourth successive failure in the Champions League with City.

Then, a year later, Guardiola chose to play an extra central midfielder, Gundogan, out wide instead of winger Sterling, based on a belief it would allow City to take charge of midfield against Liverpool in the first leg of the quarterfinals.

First came Atalanta, rising from the tragedy of hometown Bergamo's COVID-19 pandemic to so almost upset the largesse of Paris Saint-Germain.

Phil Foden, playing as a "false nine" against Real in the last 16, used that position to close down and frustrate the attempts to play the ball out and striker Gabriel Jesus's pace was adopted for similar duties.

"We need to learn _ it's not good enough and that's it, " De Bruyne said.

More creativity was added when Guardiola replaced Fernandinho with Riyad Mahrez who created the equalizer.

After all, Lyon had already threatened with passes over City's defence when Toko Ekambi raced clear in the 24th minute.

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