Real Madrid icon: the City is considered the favorite for the CL-title

Emilio Butragueño believes that Manchester City is one of the favorites to win the Champions League this season. When the man finishes second in its Champions

Real Madrid icon: the City is considered the favorite for the CL-title

Emilio Butragueño believes that Manchester City is one of the favorites to win the Champions League this season.

When the man finishes second in its Champions League group, so to increase the probability to draw a large groups markedly when pulled to let to 16.-with their.

How did it also for Real Madrid, as Monday was put up against Manchester City, when it was drawn lots for the first act in the Champions League knockoutfase.

Real Madrid legend Emilio Butragueño, who today is the director of the club, was as usual present at the draw, and he is not sure what capacity it is, Real Madrid have drawn.

- We need to meet one of the favorites for the title. It is a very strong team, but for fans it will be some great matches, two great matches with top players on the field, he says to uefa.com.

The Spanish team is with distance the tournament's most successful teams throughout the ages, with its 13 titles. But both last season and in this time the team has not resembled an obvious bid for a win.

Although Zinedine Zidanes team is a points with FC Barcelona at the top of the Spanish league, so has the game not been impressive quite often. And in the CL group staggered the team for a long time.

Anyway feel Butragueño, that the team is heading in the right direction, and, therefore, have excellent opportunities against Josep Guardiolas English competition.

- We must be prepared, and we must play up to our best, if we want to go on. But we have great faith in our players, and I am sure they will live up to fan expectations, he says.

Like Real Madrid, Manchester City also provided some wobbling results in the league this season, and with a background in it is there as specific reason to keep the faith in the advancement of the 13-fold winners of the tournament.

/ritzau/

Updated Date: 16 December 2019, 18:00

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