Will: Boost of finally advancing from group stage

The Sky Blues have failed to make it beyond the group stages for the last two seasons, something that probably cost Roberto Mancini his job.

Experiencing that disappointment and criticism for two years in a row will help City this time around and finally qualifying for the knockout stages will give them massive morale boost.

Most of the players know each other well and will be confident they can beat any team in Europe.

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