- 04 September 2012 10:08
- Posted by Nicola McCarthy
Welcome to the first Euro Watch of the season where we will be keeping a watchful eye on the actions of our Champions league opponents.
Already dubbed the ‘group of death,’ I imagine there will be plenty to report as City join the champions of Spain, Germany and Holland in Group H.
The Blues’ first encounter will arguably be their toughest test, when they visit the Bernabeu on 18 September to face the La Liga giants who, like City, have secured seven points out of a possible nine so far this season.
‘Los Blancos’ most recent encounter saw them enjoy a comfortable 3-0 win over Granada C.F with two of the goals coming from star striker Cristiano Ronaldo and a third from alleged city target Gonzalo Higuain.
Moving eastwards across Europe to Germany and Borussia Dortmund will be looking to pick up where they left off last season when they picked up the club’s eighth German football championship.
Kicking off a week later than both the Premier League and La Liga, Dortmund have played just two games so far, picking up a total of four points.
A goal from wonder-kid Mario Götze, marked a further statement of intent from the 20-year-old who also scored the winner after coming off the bench against Bremen – most definitely one to watch!
The Dutch Eredivisie is one week ahead of both the Premier League and La Liga and as it stands, last year’s victors Ajax are sitting in 4th position with two wins and two draws under their belt.
Thulani Serero netted twice for the visitors, but was shown a red card just minutes after his second after a tackle from behind on Heerenveen’s Djuricic.
Ajax boss Frank de Boer expressed his dissatisfaction at his side’s performance in a match which really should have saw them secure three points.