Wright predicts the Champions League semi-finalists

Chelsea were beaten 2-1 by Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park

"Twenty-five years ago, Arrigo Sacchi was a pioneer and in a few years' time we will see that Guardiola was equally influential".

Manchester City defender Kyle Walker praised the team's Brazilian keeper Ederson after his first-half penalty save helped the Premier League leaders to a 2-1 Champions League win over Napoli.

Simon Gleave, head of analysis at Gracenote Sports, said: "Manchester City's win against Shakhtar Donetsk was expected but still pushes the club's chance of progress up to 93%". Along with slicing through their opponents with cutting short passes, a key part of the approach from Guardiola's men was to use Fernandinho as a means of quickly switching play to Raheem Sterling and Leroy Sane on the flanks.

The goal set up a nervy ending to the game for the City fans, with Maurizio Sarri's side pushing hard for a leveler. However, in the first-half, it was the hosts who produced the better football. "Ederson has kept us in it and we need to say a big thanks to him", said England international Walker. The group is so tough. Both employ an attacking brand of football that is heavily tactical and requires a high level of specialist players to incorporate.

This will be the first competitive encounter between Maribor and Liverpool. We have two games against Spurs now.

"I don't care about the leadership in the Serie A table". They drew 1-1 away against Olimpija Ljubljana before a 3-0 win at Anfield.

Yet where City have spent millions to assemble a squad that is running rampant in the Premier League, Napoli have had to adopt a more methodical and patient approach. It is one of the wins I am most proud in my career'.

Despite their underwhelming start in La Liga, Real Madrid and Cristiano Ronaldo have kicked off their Champions League campaign in dazzling form.

With Kevin De Bruyne pulling the strings in midfield, City are on course to absolutely smash Chelsea's record.

In his column in The Sun, retired Arsenal striker Ian Wright has named the four teams he believes will go the furthest in this season's Champions League. They haven't reached the knockout stages of the competition since 2008/09.

"They deserve a lot of credit for how they started the game - their technique, speed, movement were outstanding - but also, we didn't apply enough pressure", he said.

Guardiola has now offered his support to that cause, telling reporters after a midweek fixture in Europe. The confirmed teams can be seen, in full, below...

City could have forward Sergio Aguero back in their side, three weeks after he broke a rib in a car crash.

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