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PSG vs Man. City: Battle of the big-money spenders

PSG vs Man. City: Battle of the big-money spenders

Ambitious PSG and Manchester City will meet for the first time in a Champions League quarter-final at the Parc des Princes on Wednesday.

Even before the kick-off whistle was blown, the pairing of PSG with Manchester City quickly became dubbed as “El Cashico”. Certainly, not the most original – or even remotely funny – title, but the play on words of the famous “Clasico” does have some merit.

Both Les Parisiens and the Sky Blues have massively wealthy owners who have pumped a lot of cash into these two clubs over the past few seasons. Both PSG and Manchester City had fallen by the wayside before their new owners arrived in 2011 and 2008 respectively. And both the four-time Ligue 1 winners as well as the two-time Premier League champions have been desperate to establish themselves among Europe’s elite.

However, the more “established” sides – and their fans in particular – have not been so keen on the “nouveau riche” crashing their party. Unfortunately for them, PSG and Manchester City have arrived on the European scene, and they are not going away anytime soon. Having got a taste of Champions League football in the modern era, Les Parisiens and the Citizens are eager to make continental competition a regular event season after season.

For Laurent Blanc’s PSG, this will be the fourth consecutive and fifth overall appearance in the Champions League quarter-finals. So far, Les Parisiens have a record of three losses and one victory from their first four quarter-finals ties, with that sole win taking place in the 1994/1995 season when they made it to the semi-finals for the first and only time. In the “modern” era, PSG have had rough luck at this juncture – they have had to place Barcelona twice and Chelsea once, and now again will have to take on English opposition as they chase their first semi-finals appearance in 21 years.

As for Manuel Pellegrini, this is the final season for the Chilean manager at the Etihad. After two frustrating seasons – in which they, too, were thwarted by – yes, you guessed it, Barcelona – Manchester City have finally made it to the quarter-finals for the first time in their history.

City fans worldwide breathed a collective sigh of relief at finally being paired with someone else besides Barcelona in the round of 16. Ukrainian outfit Dynamo Kiev was an opponent that were much easier to handle. Then again, having finished top of their group, Manchester City were “rewarded” with a more favorable foe this time around, but will face a much tougher test against the Ligue 1 champions.

Both PSG and Manchester City will be coming into this match having picked up comfortable wins over the weekend against Nice and Bournemouth respectively. These were much needed results for each side, who lost their last games prior to the international hiatus to Monaco and Manchester United respectively, but in terms of available personnel, Pellegrini unfortunately is at a massive disadvantage.

Unlike Blanc, who will only be missing Marco Verratti and Javier Pastore, Pellegrini will arrive in Paris without first-choice shot-stopper Joe Hart, skipper Vincent Kompany, and influential midfielder Yaya Toure. Although big-money signing Kevin De Bruyne made his return to action in the match against Bournemouth, Pellegrini may not opt to risk the Belgian star for this match in Paris.

One exciting aspect of these two sides is, of course, their exciting attacking prospects. There will be Sergio Aguero who will be supporter by David Silva, Jesus Navas, and possibly Kevin De Bruyne. On the opposite end of the pitch will be Zlatan Ibrahimovic – who is desperate to finally win a Champions League trophy – with Angel Di Maria and possibly Lucas Moura or Edinson Cavani.

It indeed will be a star-studded spectacle, and what better city to host the first leg than glamorous Paris? Will it be PSG or Manchester City to come out on top at the Parc des Princes this Wednesday?

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Real will treat Wolfsburg tie 'like a final'

Real will treat Wolfsburg tie 'like a final'

Zinedine Zidane says Real Madrid will approach Wednesday's Champions League quarter-final first leg against Wolfsburg "like a final".

The Frenchman said Saturday's 2-1 win over La Liga leaders Barcelona has already been forgotten.

"We cannot relax. We are not untouchable and Wolfsburg are able to hurt us," said Zidane.

"Wolfsburg have fought hard and deserve to be here. It will be a tough match but we are well prepared."

While Real closed the gap on league leaders and rivals Barca to seven points at the weekend, Wolfsburg lost 3-0 to Bayer Leverkusen, their third game without a win in the Bundesliga.

Seven points adrift of fourth-placed Borussia Monchengladbach, they are in danger of missing out on next season's Champions League.

"They may have had problems in the Bundesliga, but this is a completely different competition," said Zidane.

"They have a fast attack so we have to be alert."

Zidane is expected to name the same team which started against Barcelona, with Raphael Varane the only injury absentee at the Volkswagen Arena because of a calf problem.

Wolfsburg coach Dieter Hecking said "motivation won't be a problem" for his side, who are appearing in their first Champions League quarter-final.

"We have a big chance to perform on a great stage. Nobody thought we could get this far," he said.

"Real Madrid have a great squad with top-class players. They are one of the favourites for the title and one of the top clubs in Europe.

"But we will try to annoy them and I think my team can do that."

Wolfsburg are without left-back Sebastian Jung, who tore a knee ligament in the previous round against Gent and is out for the season, while midfielder Daniel Caligiuri has a groin problem.

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Watford boss warns his players of Man Utd threat

Sanchez Flores

Sanchez Flores has urged his Watford players not to fall into the trap of taking Manchester United's injury-hit team lightly.

Injuries to the likes of captain Wayne Rooney, Chris Smalling and Phil Jones has seen Louis van Gaal blood a number of academy graduates.

Indeed defender Tim Fosu-Mensah and midfielder James Weir were the latest to be handed their debuts in United's 3-2 victory over Arsenal on Sunday.

Watford head to Old Trafford to face Van Gaal's patched-up side in the Premier League on Wednesday night. But Flores does not believe United's star-studded treatment room makes them any easier a proposition.

"I don't like to say to the players, 'come on boys, now Manchester United are a little bit weak because they have injuries, because they are younger, because they don't have experience', no, it is the opposite," said Flores.

"I try to send other messages to the players, saying take care and don't relax. Yes, they are younger, but they have a lot of passion, and they want to show everyone they are ready to play in the Premier League.

"So, of course we will play a very tough match, and this is the idea we try to translate to the players. Maybe this is not the best XI they have in the squad, but they are playing really, really well."

Marcus Rashford made his Premier League debut in the victory against Arsenal on Sunday and the 18-year-old product of the United academy followed up his brace in the 5-1 Europa League win against FC Midtjylland with another double to take his tally to four goals in just two matches for the club.

"He looks really good and I love younger players," Flores added. "I love how he moves to the space and how he moves inside the box.

"He is a very good talent for the future of England and very good news for Manchester United.

"With the younger players when they knock on the door, as a coach you need to open the door and say 'okay you are ready to go' and this is what has happened.

"Manchester United have had a lot of injuries, a very difficult period for them, and this is the moment when the younger players use the opportunity to establish themselves in the team."

Asked if he had a plan in place to stop Rashford on Wednesday night, Flores joked: "It is impossible to show too many videos [to my squad] because he has played only two matches."

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Zidane's men return to action after transfer ban

Zinedine Zidane

Real Madrid's attention turns back to on-pitch matters as they face Sporting Gijon in La Liga after FIFA imposed a transfer ban on the club.

Real Madrid will return to action after their FIFA-imposed transfer ban when they take on struggling Sporting Gijon in Zinedine Zidane's second match in charge.

The build-up to Sunday's game has been overshadowed by Madrid and city rivals Atletico being handed a suspension for the next two windows - which both clubs will appeal - as a consequence of alleged breaches "relating to the international transfer and registration of players under the age of 18".

Madrid CEO Jose Angel Sanchez said on Thursday: "It is completely untrue that we fielded players aged under 18 without registering them with the RFEF [Spanish FA] and that we failed to comply with the regulatory requirements.

"This club has a set of ethical values and the people in charge in this area [youth recruitment] have never deviated from them."

Madrid's return to on-pitch matters will provide the playing squad with a welcome relief from the fervent speculation which has already begun over how the suspension will affect the futures of current and potential future squad members.

Zidane will be confident of victory, with Madrid having lost only one of their last 27 La Liga home games, a defeat that came in the infamous 4-0 Clasico mauling at the hands of Barcelona earlier this season.

They face an out-of-form Sporting side who sit 18th in the table having lost seven of their last eight league matches.

Zidane had a dream start to his new job after replacing Rafael Benitez, thumping Deportivo La Coruna 5-0 last weekend, and midfielder Luka Modric is optimistic about the legendary Frenchman's chances of success as a coach.

"I believe he will be a great coach," he told the Daily Mail.

"He was a great player - one of the best in football history. Certainly this helps when you walk into the dressing room with so many stars. I hope we can start playing better and better.

"The first game we did well and we just need to continue playing as a team. We have so many quality players and if we can keep playing like this, we can achieve many great things. His big message is to try and get us playing as a team.

"He knows a lot of players from two years ago when he was coaching with Carlo Ancelotti. We had an amazing year. I am sure that we can repeat something similar. 

"When he is speaking, of course you listen and you want to learn more. That helps as well. I am sure he will do well like us."

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Pellegrini confident City will rediscover scoring touch

Manuel Pellegrini

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini dismissed their goalless draw with Everton as "an accident" and is confident they can return to form against Crystal Palace in the Premier League on Saturday.

Pellegrini's team were frustrated in Wednesday's league stalemate with Everton, who withstood heavy pressure from the hosts.

City had 12 attempts at goal, five of which were on target, but Everton managed to hold on thanks to goalkeeper Tim Howard, who made several brilliant saves to deny Sergio Aguero and Raheem Sterling.

"We can't be worried after playing that way. It was very strange the team didn't score -- it's an accident that happens in football sometimes," Pellegrini told reporters on Friday.

The Chilean coach said teams often sought to frustrate City by keeping eight or nine players behind the ball, but this would not change his side's approach to games.

"We must continue to play in the same way and trust we will score goals," he said.

City have suffered no fresh injuries following Wednesday's game although Fernandinho, Eliaquim Mangala, Wilfried Bony, Vincent Kompany, Samir Nasri and Patrick Roberts remain out and will miss Saturday's game.

"Probably one or two of the players will be fit next week," Pellegrini said.

City, who are third in the league and three points behind leaders Arsenal after 21 games, will hope to gain some momentum against eighth-placed Palace, having not won back-to-back league games since early October.

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