Man City is having a historically elite season, showing dominance that is in rarified air, but they still couldn't fill the place tonight.
With Gabriel Jesus ruled out for around six weeks, Guardiola opted to leave Aguero on the bench after he featured in Saturday's FA Cup victory over Burnley and five days ahead of the Premier League trip to Liverpool. Their biggest win was in the quarter-finals against Manchester United, which clearly shows they can beat anyone.
The 24-year-old was rested for the FA Cup third-round clash at Watford on Saturday and will be eager to test himself against the best defence in England's top flight.
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Sophie Carter, one of daughter Princess Charlotte's godmothers and Middleton's close friend, was expected to be in attendance. While Philip, 96, opted to walk, Queen Elizabeth arrived to the traditional church service by auto with a female companion.
The hoped-for onslaught didn't materialise as the Robins regrouped, threw bodies behind the ball and occasionally threatened on the break, but with nearly the last touch of the game, Bernardo sent in a pinpoint cross for Aguero to glance past the keeper and give the Blues a narrow first leg lead.
"The players have been exceptional so far, Johnson continued as he added, "The effort they've demonstrated to beat four Premier League teams en route has been phenomenal". Their return could see a more free flowing style of play from the visitors whenever they do get possession of the ball. So if a player is playing more, he's going to be happier.
Bristol City meanwhile have beaten a host of Premier League teams on their run to the Carabao Cup semi-finals. "The other guys have many, many things to improve, and Leroy especially".
No player has been involved in more EFL Cup goals this season than Bristol City's Matt Taylor (2 goals, 2 assists).
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Suzuki and Komatsu had been considered among the top candidates to qualify for their home Games in Tokyo. Suzuki and Komatsu had been teammates at the ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships in the Czech Republic.
Sterling started in an unfamiliar striker role and worked hard hurrying the Bristol City defenders.
Smith will need to be at his best once again on Tuesday, if he is to help his side end Manchester City's surreal 31-game domestic unbeaten record.
Pep Guardiola's team isn't expected to hold much back, looking to put the tie away in the first leg.
Guardiola wants to keep that winning feeling going as he looks to win his first trophy for the club, admitting they have a long way to go to matches the successes of Manchester United and Liverpool.
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But Saban took 13 fewer seasons to hit the mark, which will surely be a bullet point in the debate about coaching supremacy. For two years, Hurts helped continue Alabama's staggering rate of success in one of college football's greatest dynasties.