The last draw of the most prestigious Football European cup generated something very amazing: once again, Citizens were very unlucky.

Bought in 2008 by a hugely wealthy family, thanks to oil, from Abu Dhabi, the club has become at last a true rival of the great Manchester Unitedand, due to that new amount of money, very soon has been able, since 2011, to hear the famous Champion's League music.

Therefore, players like Sergio Aguero, Argentina's forward, Yaya Touré, Ivory Coast's leader or David Silva, one or the architects of "la Roja"'s victories, are the witnesses of that thirst of glory.

However, City's European ambitionshave been contained by very disappointing results.

The reasons of such a failure are a lack of experience, that's obvious, but above all an undeniable bad luck whenever the groups of the competition appear.

To show this misfortune, the Citizens, at the beginning, had to face Bayern Munchen, Napoli and Villareal. The year after, their group was composed of Real Madrid, Borussia Dortmund and Ajax Amsterdam. Hence a logic frustration.

Nonetheless, the last two years, Citizens have avoided being eliminated during the first round: they lost versus Bayern Munchen, twice, but defeated Cska Moscow, each year, and AS Roma.

In 2015, it will be once again very hard to get rid of the other members of their group: a german club, Borussia Monchengladbach, and above all Sevilla, winner of the two last Europa League, Champion's League's "little sister", and Juventus Torino, which reached the final of the competition in may.

Nevertheless, Manchester City can be optimistic: the most important playersare still there, as Chilean coach Manuel pellegrini, and are consequently more self-confident. Moreover, the rulesof the "financial fair-play", recently introduced by UEFA, are less drastic and City may dream again: thanks to a sumof nearly 200 million euros, English forward Sterling, Argentine defender Otamendi and Belgian middlefield De Bruyne came this summer so as to make the Blues win the European cup.

Accordingly, a longest path towards the "long ears' trophy" might be planned by the club. But, in order to avoid facing for the third time in three years Barça, winner a few months ago, a fluke would be welcome.

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