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UEFA Champions League: Respected Manchester City Belong Among European Heavyweights, Pep Guardiola says

Pep Guardiola praises Manchester City's consistency in Champions League after reaching quarter-finals for seventh consecutive season. #football #ManCity #ChampionsLeague

Pep Guardiola proudly declared that Manchester City has solidified its position among the top contenders for Champions League glory after securing a spot in the quarter-finals for the seventh consecutive season with a convincing 6-2 aggregate victory over FC Copenhagen.

In a 3-1 victory at the Etihad, goals from Manuel Akanji and Julian Alvarez quickly put the tie out of reach for the Danish champions, with Erling Haaland adding to his impressive season tally. Although Mohamed Elyounoussi managed to pull one back for Copenhagen, City's dominance over the two legs showcased their European prowess.

Having claimed their first Champions League title last season, Guardiola acknowledged that his team is now viewed as favorites for the competition, surpassing traditional powerhouses like Real Madrid and Bayern Munich. City's unbeaten streak at the Etihad in the Champions League since 2018 and their ability to consistently score three or more goals in home games further solidify their status as a force to be reckoned with.

Guardiola credited the club's hierarchy for giving him the time and support needed to build a team capable of competing at the highest level in Europe. Despite making several changes to the lineup in preparation for a crucial Premier League clash with Liverpool, City's depth and quality were evident in their victory over Copenhagen.

The match saw some defensive errors from Copenhagen, allowing City to capitalize and secure their spot in the quarter-finals. With Haaland continuing his impressive scoring record in the Champions League, City's form remains strong as they look ahead to the draw for the next stages of the competition.

As City's momentum builds both domestically and in Europe, Guardiola's side is establishing itself as a formidable force capable of achieving success on multiple fronts. With their recent run of victories and a strong squad depth, City remains the team to beat as they aim for further glory in the Champions League.

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