Steve Freeth, Sam Matterface, Kelly Somers and Graham Hunter discuss Manchester City's chances of securing a much-craved maiden Champions League title.
Perennially rated as favourites for the Champions League in light of their recent dominance in the Premier League having claimed four titles over the past five years, Manchester City are still yet to claim European football's biggest prize.
Since taking charge of City in 2016, Pep Guardiola has had a number of near misses in the competition, coming closest in 2021 when downed 1-0 by Chelsea in the final in Porto, and the Catalan will be desperate to add to his three Champions League winners medals - one as a player and two as a manager.
City certainly look primed to give it a good go in this campaign, with the addition of Norwegian hitman Erling Haaland up front giving the side a new dimension going forward, with the ex- man already breaking a multitude of goalscoring records in his debut campaign in Manchester.
Still fighting on three fronts this season as the Cityzens chase down a remarkable treble, the Champions League will perhaps represent the priority as the missing piece in this City squad's laden trophy cabinet.
City appear to be hitting peak form at the perfect time too, with some early season stumbles eradicated following the World Cup break as Guardiola's men have gone from strength to strength both domestically and in Europe.
The Champions League remains as difficult to win as ever, though, especially when holders and 14-time winners Real Madrid remain in the competition. City will need to be at the top of their game if they are to achieve their much desired goal, but if they maintain their current standards, it's difficult to see them being denied this time around.
You can watch what Steve Freeth, Sam Matterface, Kelly Somers and Graham Hunter have to say about City's Champions League hopes this season in the video above.