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The return of the Champions League It is scheduled for the month of August. One of the first matches to be held will be the return match between Manchester City and Real Madrid of the round of 16. The citizens They come with an advantage for their victory in the first leg, something that some already see as a sign of victory in the tie. This is the case of one of the stars of the team led by Pep Guardiola: Riyad Mahrez.
“I think it is a good time to win the Championes League. We have the team, we have the coach … we have everything, so it is a good time. I do not know if we are the best, but we are good enough to win it. The Champions League It is difficult, everyone wants to win it, so it will be a great battle, “said the Algerian.
Mahrez’s words could cost his team dearly. The plan of the UEFA is that the round is played on August 7 or 8. The match will be held behind empty doors and could even be held on neutral ground. The strength with which the two teams arrive will decant the tie from one side to the other.
Mahrez also spoke about what this time of confinement has been like: “It was a bit long without soccer, but we adapted and now we are back, so it is good. Confinement (training at home and doing online sessions with the group) It is something that we had to respect and now that we returned to train it is very good. “
He added: “Step by step we are getting in shape, I am excited. It was good to see my teammates and coaches again. It was good to train with everyone and we have also had very good weather!”