Everything seemed to go well for the team Roberto Mancini before the first clash with Sporting Lisbon team, Team City is occupied by top Premiership, and before that managed to overcome with a total score of 6:1 Porta a very good team, but a week later, things are not looks positive for this team.
Manchester City has played pretty well in Lisbon, but ended with defeat, while a narrow defeat to Swansea team has allowed Manchester United to skip to the head of the Premier League. So far the problems they faced an additional problem is that they are key players Vincent Kompany and Joleon Lescott were injured in Lisbon which has left to coach Mancini has Kolo Toure and inexperienced Stefan Savic in the back of the defense as the only players who are willing to do that job.
Being aware of his defensive weaknesses, Roberto Mancini will probably instruct his players to attack their opponents from the start it would certainly be open to this meeting in every respect. Manchester City can certainly reach a favorable result in this match and one fact is that they have a problem to keep their network intact, which will certainly be a problem in this match.
Inspired by many summer repeater, Sporting has recorded some very good performances at the start of football season
But they are entering the new year started showing some problems with their game and with this form are entered into the match with Manchester City team where the average left the impression they made the required victory.
Even those most loyal fans of this team were skeptical when it comes to that first game and the team will succeed Sporting post a positive result, but the Lions have provided a very solid game that enabled them to triumph over one of the strongest teams in European competition.
In addition to players such as Van Wolfswinkel, Capel, Fernandez and Izmailov, Sporting team has shown that they can be very dangerous in attack, especially if their opponents leave enough space to run fast counterattacks.
The advantage of the first game will give them the opportunity to wait for the right moment to attack, and that City team missing two key defensive players, the Lions can take hope to be able to achieve at least one goal at Etihad Stadium. But it remains to be seen whether this will be enough to place them led to the quarterfinals.
I think Manchester City team has no choice but to this meeting from the very beginning of the show one offensive play that would have provided further play in the European competition, so that the option which could see more than 2.5 goals for me it seems very realistic.