City Can Win, but Barca Stay Favorites
Milan – Sylvinho to comment on the meeting of two former club, Barcelona and Manchester City, in the last 16 of the Champions League. Although calling the City could win, he still favored Barca.
Barca will travel to the Etihad Stadium on February 24 next, in the first leg round of 16. Three weeks later, the Blaugrana will turn entertain City at Camp Nou.
Barca and City meeting was a repeat of the duel last season, also in the last 16. At that time, Barca escaped with a 4-1 aggregate score after winning 2-0 in Manchester and 2-1 at home.
Sylvinho, which reinforces Barca in 2004-2009 and the City in 2009-2010, confident City can achieve better results at this meeting.
“City continues to improve from year to year in the Champions League. It’s natural. I think they can beat Barcelona,” said Sylvinho in the Manchester Evening News.
“I think the City could look good in two games,” he said.
However, Sylvinho admits that Barça still favored to qualify for the next round rather than City.
“I think Barcelona are favorites because they will be performed at home in the second leg and not easy to win there,” he said.
“I remember during the five-year defense of Barcelona, we are excited to play the second leg at home,” he said.