ROME – Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini, praised his players after making sure step to the last 16 of the Champions League after beating AS Roma 2-0 at the Stadio Olimpico on Wednesday (12/10/2014).
Victory City determined by Samir Nasri scored in the 60th minute and Pablo Zabaleta (86 ‘). The result left City ranks second in Group E with eight points, lost seven points from Bayern Munich who won the group.
“We won the game today in the same way we have done in the last three weeks. We have to restore our normal performance. We played well and we are the same team when it won the title (Premier League) last year,” Pellegrini said after the game.
According to UEFA, throughout the game, Roma had the ball as much as 53 percent and created six accurate shots from 14 businesses. The City releasing four chances out of nine experiments.
“We are a solid team. We keep the ball well and the whole team working together with or without the ball. Before the game, I spoke to the players and told them that we played poorly against Roma in Manchester,” said Pellegrini.
“Tonight I have great confidence that we can do it. We believe it tersbut the way we played in the last three weeks, we can win and we managed to do it,” added the Chilean manager.