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Bernardo Silva: 'Manchester City not Champions League favourites'

Silva: 'Man City not CL favourites'
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Manchester City midfielder Bernardo Silva insists that his side are not favourites to lift the Champions League trophy this season.

Manchester City midfielder Bernardo Silva has insisted that his side are not favourites to lift the Champions League trophy this season.

Pep Guardiola's team began their knockout-stage campaign in excellent fashion on Tuesday night, securing four away goals in the first leg of their last-16 tie with Basel.

Silva told reporters, however, that with City being relatively new to this stage of the competition, experienced teams such as Bayern Munich and Real Madrid are more worthy candidates for the crown at this stage.

"I think it was an amazing performance," the 23-year-old said of the game. "To come here and win 4-0 against this team, away from home - it is always so difficult in this competition.

"But favourites for the Champions League title? No. I think teams like Barcelona, Real Madrid [and] Bayern Munich are more used to playing games in this special competition than us.

"Even though we are in a good a moment, and we know we can try to do something, we are not the favourites."

Elsewhere in Tuesday evening's action, Tottenham Hotspur came from two goals down to secure a draw with Juventus in Turin.


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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City27212474205465
2Liverpool26205159154465
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs26200654252960
4Manchester UnitedMan Utd26156552351751
5Arsenal26155653371650
6Chelsea26155645291650
7Watford2711793935440
8Wolverhampton WanderersWolves2611693433139
9West Ham UnitedWest Ham27106113540-536
10Everton2796123639-333
11Bournemouth26103133747-1033
12Leicester CityLeicester2695123134-332
13Crystal Palace2676132734-727
14Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2676132839-1127
15Burnley2676132947-1827
16Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2667132234-1225
17Cardiff CityCardiff2774162552-2725
18Southampton2659122844-1624
19Fulham2745182661-3517
20Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2625191448-3411

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