Manchester City restart the defence of their Champions League title with a trip to Denmark to take on Copenhagen this evening.
Pep Guardiola's side are beginning to hit top form once again after a mixed start to the season and now look the team to beat in Europe.
City boast a perfect record in 2024, having won ten straight games across all competitions and haven't lost since the start of December.
Copenhagen overcame Manchester United to reach the knockout stages but the Red Devils' rivals will prove a much sterner test.
City have won their last eight Champions League matches, the longest run by an English side in European Cup/Champions League history.
That run also took them to Istanbul last season, where a 1-0 win over Inter Milan helped them secure the trophy for the first time ever.
But curiously, despite being the defending champions, City haven’t won any of their last five away games in the competition's knockout stages.
Guardiola's men have drawn four and lost one — having not won since beating Sporting Lisbon 5-0 away in the round of 16 in 2021-22.
During last season's run to the final, City eliminated RB Leipzig, Bayern Munich and Real Madrid after drawing all three away matches 1-1.
The Etihad outfit also don't have the best memories at Copenhagen's Parken Stadium, having drawn both of their away games there.
Their last trip to face Byens Hold came a week after a 5-0 win in Manchester but in Denmark, City had Sergio Gomez sent off, missed a penalty and had a goal ruled out by VAR in a goalless stalemate.
City boss Guardiola has all but ruled out the chance of his side claiming a successive treble this season.
“Yeah, seven-tuple [City will do it seven times],” he said. “It’s a fairytale. It’s more complicated than that.”
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