Dani Alves Picks His Favourites To Win The Champions League Title. Barcelona star Dani Alves believes Manchester City will win the Champions League this season. The Sky Blues, who lost in the final to Chelsea last year, are in the quarter-finals, where they lead Atletico Madrid by a narrow 1-0 margin.
With the away goals rule removed, the defending Spanish champions, the Rojiblancos, would be optimistic to win the match.
However, Alves believes that Manchester City is not only well placed to see them off and progress to the next round, but also to go all the way and win their first-ever European championship.
“I think so, and they are my candidates for the title.
“They are the team that has the best concept and the clearest concept of how to play and compete and how to do things. I’m a fan of Pep; whatever he does, I’ll be applauding.” He said speaking to Mundo Deportivo.
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Manchester City hasn’t been able to reproduce its local dominance on the European stage, despite dominating the local arena under Guardiola.
Under the Spaniard, they’ve only made it through the last eight of the Champions League once, falling to teams like AS Monaco, Lyon, and Tottenham Hotspur.
Given their present form, the Sky Blues are among the contenders to win the championship this year, but they face a difficult road ahead.
If they defeat Atletico, they could face the giants in the competition. Real Madrid awaits in the semi-finals, and if they advance, they will meet either Liverpool or Bayern Munich in the final in Paris.