Records tumble as Manchester City continue their European dominance

Manchester City cruised to a 3-1 victory over FC Copenhagen overnight to confirm their place in the quarter-finals of this season’s UEFA Champions League. Pep Guardiola’s side has become a dominant force in Europe which culminated in City’s first-ever UEFA Champions League title last season.

On their way to winning the trophy last season and during Manchester City’s defence of the Champions League this season they have set a host of records. The records that have been set by Manchester City illustrate how dominant they have become on European club football’s biggest stage. It is a testament to the consistency and hunger of Pep Guardiola’s squad that despite all of their success they continue to strive for more. It would be natural for City’s players to sit back and admire what they have achieved. Instead, they continue to chase more history which shows just how special this Manchester City squad is.

Pep Guardiola has turned Manchester City into a winning machine in Europe

Against FC Copenhagen they made it 30 consecutive games unbeaten at the Etihad Stadium. Last night’s victory over FC Copenhagen further extended their record of games unbeaten at home by an English club in the Champions League. Arsenal previously held the record with 24 games unbeaten between September 2004 and April 2009. City trails Barcelona’s all-time record which stands at 38 games unbeaten at home in the Champions League.

Last night’s victory by Manchester City also made it 10 consecutive wins in the competition for the European champions. They became the first English club to reach that landmark. Manchester City also joined Real Madrid and Bayern Munich as the only teams to win 10 consecutive games in Europe’s premier club competition.

Another record was also set by Pep Guardiola’s side in their victory last night. OptaJoe reported on their official X account that the world champions became the first team to score three-plus goals in 9 consecutive home matches in the Champions League. This coupled with the 30-game unbeaten run at the Etihad illustrates how tough it is for visiting teams at the home of Manchester City.

The European champions will hope their record-setting ways lay the foundation for their title defence

Pep Guardiola’s side will be hoping that their record-setting feats can lay the foundation for their defence of the Champions League crown they won last season. Their strong form at the Etihad will be an integral piece of their quarter-final tie when the next round of the competition is drawn. While the competition gets tougher in the latter stages of the Champions League if City can continue to dominate at the Etihad it will provide a strong platform for their title defence.

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