Here, we illustrate the gulf between the teams with the best of the Opta data from another troubling outing for Jose Mourinho. The omens, for what they're worth, are good. Not because United were demanding the game, but because it was more open.
"If I looked at all the evidence..."
Paris Saint-Germain boss Thomas Tuchel has reassured supporters that he has no intention of treating Manchester United as worthy Champions League adversaries, insisting his players will be "complacent, lethargic and fat" by the time of the encounter. City have been the best in Europe out of the English sides and stand in good stead to advance the furthest.
UEFA's balls of fate have been plucked from their perspex fishbowls of destiny and the Champions League round of 16 draw has coughed up a bevy of enticing heavyweight encounters.
The Hillsborough tragedy saw 96 Liverpool fans die at an FA Cup semi-final tie with Nottingham Forest in 1989. Lyon sneaking by Shakhtar Donetsk, Ajax outpacing Benfica, and Valencia dropping behind Manchester United may be the biggest surprises.
For me it's nice, going to Germany.
The victory took Jurgen Klopp's side back to the top of the Premier League, as they showcased their title credentials once again.
An end to almost three decades of hurt could be in sight, though, as victory took Jurgen Klopp's men back to the top of the table, a point clear of City.
If you take both teams and combine them, Liverpool clearly have the quality to win this one.
Liverpool returned to the top of the Premier League after second-half substitute Xherdan Shaqiri scored twice within the space of seven minutes.
Ernesto Valverde was dealt a humiliating blow during his maiden campaign in Catalonia; the 3-0 second-leg humbling inflicted by Roma was uncharacteristic but will serve as a cautionary tale this time around.
"Since I have been here, he has played 100 or so games, then he got a bad injury and was out".
"Of course it's always disappointing to concede".
He had earlier told Sky Sports: "I'm completely over the moon about the performance".
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