Champions League Action: AS Roma and Manchester City Fight for QualificationPublished December 10, 2014 by Amir G
AS Roma host Manchester City for a thrilling fight with qualification to the Champions League knockout stages at stake (7:45pm UK time).
Rome's Stadio Olimpico is the venue for today's "winner takes it all" UEFA Champions League match between home team AS Roma and guests Manchester City (7:45pm UK time). Both teams are vying for a second place in Group E to make it to the next stage in the Champions League.
AS Roma has scored in every single game at all competitions this season when playing at home. The team's group game against CSKA Moscow saw the Yellow-Reds winning 5 to 1. Like Manchester City and CKSA Moscow, Roma is with 5 points with a goal difference of -4 (8 for, 12 against).
Three points tonight could guarantee Roma's ascension to the next stage, though they could make with a draw if the game between Bayern Munich and CSKA Moscow ends a draw. Roma is doing well in Serie A, sticking close to Juventus at the top in the second position.
City is in a tougher position and not only due to being the guest at the Roman fortress. Qualification to the next stage relies on their performance and how Moscow does against Bayern: The Citizens could qualify with a win and provided Moscow doesn't beat Bayern; in case of a draw against Roma, City will need CSKA to lose.
Beating Roma at home will be difficult also given the fact City never won on Italian soil. The reverse game between the two in the Etihad Stadium was a 1-1 draw and today City will miss prolific scorer Sergio Aguero who's out due to injury, having to rely on Edin Dzeko.
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