City are a side that have looked increasingly stronger and better under Pep Guardiola. Although many of them expected to enter a period of domestic dominance following their consecutive league wins in 2018 and 2019 where they accumulated 198 points over the two seasons but despite failing to win this seasons Premier League and FA Cup, many City fans would still be happy to sacrifice domestic dominance for their maiden Champions League.
Out of the 12 clubs remaining in the competition, City are one of seven clubs to have not won the Champions League yet. However, unlike other sides, City have Guardiola in their armoury, a manager that has won the competition as both a player, in 1992, and as a manager in 2009 and 2011. Having this experience behind him, it can give City a really useful advantage in the business end of the competition.
On City's day, they are a side to be feared that are capable of beating anyone but when it reaches the quarter-final stage of any competition, all the remaining teams then have realistic chances of potentially reaching the final at least, even including Atalanta who are making their debut in UEFA's elite club competition.
Especially now that the ties, from the quarter-finals, will be decided by a single leg, there will not be a chance to put right any slip-ups that could cost them in a game so, whoever goes on to win the Champions League, will probably need some good luck along the way.