Wednesday, December 10, 2014

How did we make that happen?

Yes, it's true.  After playing some shockingly poor football for 5 games, getting lucky in the last 10 minutes of the 5th game to pull out a win, City put on a fine performance in Rome to qualify for the next round of the Champions League.

I really can't believe it and am sure that many of the readers of this blog feel the same way.  This match against Rome was the first one where we looked like we even belonged on the pitch in this competition.  Not that we didn't have a rough start.

AS Roma had two chances within the first five minutes, one requiring a fine save from Hart, the other a last second clear by the defense.  Surely, falling behind early AGAIN would have been fatal.  Again in the 71st and 73rd minute, it looked like Roma could have equalized, getting as close as the woodwork, but it was not to be.

And we did it without Aguero.  Nasri's goal was a stunner, finding the one place where it could have gone in.  And the play between Jovetic, Nasri and Zabaletta for the second goal was beautiful.

It's true that this was a great team effort.  And that's what it's going to take until we can get someone who can regularly put the ball in the net in the absence of Kun.

For me, the best part is watching Hart really step up his game, and getting our first CL clean sheet.  Hopefully, its the face of things to come.

Now, about the draw.  It's been very, very unlucky to us.  Let's see if we can get some luck swinging back the other way.