(PRWEB UK) 21 December 2013
Digital Sports Group today responded to the Champions League draw that has given Manchester City an opportunity to step up to the top table of European football.
The Premier League teams had a mixed draw with Manchester United and Chelsea being handed relatively easier opponents than both Arsenal and Manchester City. United will be playing Olympiacos FC whilst Chelsea have been drawn Turkish outfit Galatasaray. Arsenal have the tough task of playing the reigning champions Bayern Munich whilst the peach of the fixtures pits Man City against Barcelona. A lot will depend on how Man City play away at the Camp Nou and if they can put the kind of performance together that resulted in the away scalp of Bayern Munich they could progress. A lot will depend on Pellegrini’s tactics as well as the fitness and skill of the players. Playing at home City have been eye-catching and convincing winners against Arsenal, Manchester United and Spurs. Barcelona are certainly not the all-conquering side from a couple of seasons ago and have lost some of their fear factor, a point raised by Pellegrini after the draw.
Head of Operations at DSG, Matthew Tait had this to say “What a great draw for the Round of 16! Man City v Barcelona is a fixture which underlines City’s meteoric rise to Champions League contenders in the space of a few years. Manuel Pellegrini will be hoping that the injury to his star striker Sergio Aguero is not prolonged as his partnership with Alvaro Negredo has shown real understanding. Success in the Champions League would certainly enhance Man City’s reputation in Europe and the continued exposure is important to build the fanbase internationally. Football.co.uk will be featuring all the build-up, debating the main talking points and showing live coverage of the match on our website and provide our famous updates on our social channels.”
Simon Boynton, Managing Director of DSG believes that football.co.uk will be the perfect place to get the up to the second updates on Man City v Barcelon. “We have a great website and the best fans in football.co.uk with superb pundits and writers with broad experience to analyse the game online. This is going to be a fascinating match with two of Europe’s most exciting attacking teams. It could easily go either way but a win for Man City would be a famous one, putting them firmly on the map of Europe’s elite and making a huge statement for their ambitions this season.”
Digital Sports Group are the official partners of the PFA and publish sites such as football.co.uk, sport.co.uk and the Footymad network.