It looks set to be a significant seven days for City.

Tomorrow’s rearranged game at home to Arsenal is quickly followed by the visit of Burnley on Saturday.

And then it’s our Champions League last-16 second leg at home to Real Madrid, perhaps our biggest game of the season thus far.

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has been speaking about his inside knowledge of City ahead Wednesday’s clash.

But we’ll start today’s media roundup with an in-depth Champions League piece from BBC Sport, which looks at the chances of English clubs progressing to the quarter-final stage using Gracenote data…

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BBC Sport: Champions League last 16: What are each side’s chances?

BBC Sport writes: Who are the clubs well-placed to progress as crunch time arrives in the Champions League last 16? And who has it all to do?

Three of England’s four clubs head into the second leg with a deficit to turn around - with only Manchester City enjoying a lead.

To assess the percentage chance of each side reaching the quarter-finals, sports data analysts Gracenote have used their Euro Club Index. - feeding the results to us at BBC Sport.

Manchester City v Real Madrid (17 March, agg 2-1)

Percentage chance of progression







Favourites to progress in bold

Manchester City






Real Madrid






How has this score played out previously? 

Teams winning 2-1 away in the first leg have progressed eight times and been eliminated once.

Any hope for Real Madrid? 

Zinedine Zidane’s side will need to draw on their shock last-16 exit at Ajax’s hands last season. Real won 2-1 in Amsterdam - then got thumped 4-1 at the Bernabeu.

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Mikel Arteta says: “It gives me a very clear idea of what they are trying to do, what they will be looking to do,” Arteta said of his time in Manchester, “but it’s something different to be able to stop that and as well create the issues that I think we can create for them.

“That has to happen on the day, when they are at their best, we know what they are capable of doing, the variation they have. At the end of the day, it’s about the players on the pitch and their performance.”

That’s all for this morning’s Media Watch - but stay with us throughout the day as we bring you all the latest ahead of tomorrow’s game against Arsenal. 

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