5 Changes Manchester City Must Make to Challenge in the Champions League

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5 Changes Manchester City Must Make to Challenge in the Champions League
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Manchester City's love affair with the Champions League continues this season, and one should expect changes with the Citizens' approach to the competition.

Newly appointed manager Manuel Pellegrini will have his eyes set on a good start to the Premier League, but it's in the Champions League where his and his players' performances will be dissected. Similar to Roman Abramovich at Chelsea, Manchester City's cash-laden owners demand success in Europe's premier club competition.

It won't be easy, as the Citizens look set to face another tough group.

Pellegrini has a great track record with smaller clubs in the competition but only reached the round of 16 with Real Madrid. His first task will be to get the club out of the group stage, though, as they have yet to do so in the past two seasons.

Pellegrini's arrival—as well as the introduction of Jesus Navas, Fernandinho, Stevan Jovetic and Alvaro Negredo—should make that possible, but here are five changes Manchester City must make to challenge in the Champions League. 

 

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