The quarterfinal matches of the Champions League start this week and we could not be more enthusiastic.
Porto and Tottenham, organizers of Liverpool, will face Manchester City on Tuesday.
On Wednesday, Ajax will face Juventus and Manchester United will host Barcelona at Old Trafford.
We have arrived at the point of the competition where there remains only the strongest and it must be said that the last eight teams are filled with incredible talent.
It is impossible to clearly identify a favourite, but Man City is powered by the desire to complete the treble.
The closest to the defending Premier League champions came to win the competition, it was in 2016 when they reached the semifinal, but this City team is better equipped to go all the way.
It starts with the manager. Guardiola is considered by many to be the best tactician in the world and has won the Champions League twice with Barcelona.
SHEARER: BARCELONA will defeat the city
Man City can certainly win, but Alan Shearer thinks they will not be blocked if they meet Barcelona in the final.
Speaking to BBC Sport, the match specialist of the day admitted that Lionel Messi and Barcelona could block Man City’s dream of winning the quad.
“Barcelona and Lionel Messi are the main reason why I do not think Manchester City will win the quad,” said Shearer.
“If we look at the draw of the Champions League, if Pep Guardiola’s team qualifies for the final, I would expect the Barca to be his opponent in Madrid and I do not think that they beat them.
“It would be a good match, but any team with Messi playing for them would be the favourite.
“The city, of course, has to get there first. They have not yet met any branded player in Europe, but if they continue their progression, they will probably meet the most formidable opponents of their season. “
MAN CITY ROUTE TO CHAMPION LEAGUE FINAL
Ajax or Juventus
Liverpool, Porto, Barcelona or Man United
The title of Premier League is in the hands of City – they will be champions if they win the remaining six matches – while they have already won the Carabao Cup.
Guardiola’s team will play the FA Cup trophy after beating Brighton in Saturday’s semi-finals
But Shearer thinks the Champions League will be one step too much.
“I think they could win the other three trophies but, in addition, the Champions League could be too much for them,” he added.
“The fact that, with up to 12 games to play, City can watch their remaining matches and know they are so close to a full sweep is an incredible achievement in itself.”