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We want to win the FA Cup to prepare us for UCL clash against Real Madrid - Guardiola

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Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola believes his team can still pick the treble this campaign.


The Citizens have already missed out in their Premier League title defense after Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool have been crowned Champions.

Pep Guardiola side lost 2-1 to Chelsea last week to open up a 23 points gap between them and league leaders Liverpool with less than 8 games left to play.

But Manchester City return to their winning ways after a 2-0 win against Newcastle to advance to the semi final of the English FA Cup.

Just so you know, Manchester City are the holders of the cup haven won all three domestic cups last campaign.


The Citizens took in the 37th minutes on Sunday after Schar pushed striker Gabriel Jesus to the ground inside the box to hand and Kevin De Bruyne stepped up to convert from the spot.

Speaking to Sky Sport after the game He said: "We are delighted after the defeat against Chelsea to be in London again at Wembley to play against Arsenal in the semi-final to try to reach the final of the FA Cup.

"Always it's an incredible trophy and it gives us an extra bonus. We spoke after what happened in the Premier League - we need two more victories to qualify for Champions League."

Steve Bruce lacked any cutting edge in the gsme at Saint James park. Dwight Gayle had Newcastle best chance but he fired over from point-blank range.

Raheem Sterling doubled the away side lead with a neat finish from an assist from Phil Foden.

Manchester City will now face Arsenal who had defeated Sheffield United 2-1 at Bramall Lane on Sunday afternoon.

Manchester City are still in contention in the UEFA Champions League ,with the Etihad outfit having a 2-1 first leg advantage over Real Madrid before the competition was suspended due to coronavirus.

It's been learnt that the European competition will resume sometime in August.

Speaking on City chances against Real Madrid,Pep said: "But we have two competitions we can win. We made the first step today. It will be good to arrive against Real Madrid in the best condition.

"To win this title would be the best way to prepare for Madrid."

Just so you know, Manchester City defeated Aston Villa 2-1 at Wembley to retain their League Cup back in February.


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