Pep Guardiola reacts to Real Madrid vs Man City Champions League fixture switch possibility

Energy Guardiola had all the earmarks of being undaunted by the likelihood that Manchester City will lose home favorable position for the second leg of their Champions League tie against Real Madrid.

Uefa are to examine the possibility that the last 16 game, which is planned for early August, ought to be changed to Lisbon instead of at the Etihad Stadium.

The last phases of the opposition will currently be held, in a World Cup-style competition, in the Portuguese capital spread over a fortnight in late August.

Also, in the wake of taking guidance, they are probably going to do likewise with the staying last-16 games, which are City against Real, Bayern Munich versus Chelsea, Juventus versus Lyon and Barcelona versus Napoli, all to be hung on August 7 and 8.

That implies what ought to have been a home game for the Blues, who have a 2-1 bit of leeway from the away leg, could now be played only an hour’s departure from Madrid.

Yet, in the conditions of the Covid-19 pandemic, Guardiola was plainly making careful effort not to whine about the arranging of a football coordinate.

sked about the chance of the switch, Guardiola answered: “The main arrangement I have is to get ready for Burnley (next Monday), and show up in the best condition for Madrid.

“The main reality we have is we won the principal leg however now we have a second leg against the lord of this opposition, and a great deal can occur.

“It would be a delight to go to Portugal and play there yet we can improve, attempt to improve and attempt to fit the bill for the following round.”

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