Oscar Bobb expects a challenging tie when City face Hajduk Split in the Round of 16 of the UEFA Youth League.

Brian Barry-Murphy‘s side finished top of Group G before Christmas, seeing City progress through the group stage for the first time since 2017/18.

Now we know we’ll travel to face the Croatian side in our first knockout clash. Should we prevail in that meeting, we will face either Borussia Dortmund or Paris Saint-Germain in the quarter-final.

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While Bobb concedes Split are something of a myster, he is sure they’ll provide a stern test.

“I think it will be a good game,” he said.

“We don’t know too much about them but it will be a good challenge. We’re all excited.”

City won’t play in Manchester again in this European campaign.

All ties are one-legged and the Blues will be away in both the Round of 16 and quarter-final before a neutral venue in Nyon is used for both the semi-final and final.

Charles knows that could have an impact, stating: “It will be a challenge with all the travelling but this year we have travelled well. We’ve not lost away in the Youth League yet so there’s confidence among the group.”

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