Our prediction for this Champions League match:
As expected, Manchester City kicked off their Champions League campaign with a 3-0 win over Shakhtar Donetsk. The Citizens aim to get their job done in Group C as soon as possible and we are positive that the Premier League champions are going to go all guns blazing at Dinamo Zagreb in their first home game of the process.
Pep Guardiola’s troops have turned their Etihad Stadium into a real fortress and seeing that they hammered Watford 8-0 in their last home match in the English top flight, anything but a routine win over Dinamo Zagreb will be a major surprise. The Croats rolled over Atalanta 4-0 at home in their opener, but they will have a much bigger fish to fry in Tuesday’s football match against the star-studded Citizens. Gabriel Jesus led the line for Man City against Shakhtar Donetsk, but in-form attacker Kun Aguero is likely to be deployed up front as a lone forward this time out.
Highlighted Player (Sergio Aguero):
Sergio Aguero was born on 2 June, 1988 in Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina. Sergio’s nickname is Kun and he used to play for Independiente and Atletico Madrid in the past. The Manchester City attacker has won two Premier League trophies with the Etihad Stadium outfit (2011/2012, 2013/2014) and he played in the Champions League semi-final with the Citizens in the 2015/2016 season. However, Real Madrid proved to be a big catch for Kun Aguero and his teammates in the semis of the elite competition.
The Argentine forward won the Olympic Gold Medal with the national team in 2008, while lifting the FIFA U-20 World Cup trophy on two occasions (2005, 2007). Aguero scored 24 goals in the 2015-16 Premier League campaign, but that did not help Manuel Pellegrini’s troops win the national championship.
Kun was married to Diego Maradona’s daughter Gianinna, but the couple separated in 2012. Giannina gave birth to their son Benjamin in 2009.
Highlighted Team (Dinamo Zagreb):
Arguably the biggest club in Croatia and one of the most prominent football outfits in the Balkan region, Dinamo Zagreb have won 18 league titles, 11 of which came successively. Dinamo Zagreb have never been relegated to a lower tier of both Croatian and Yugoslav football.
Modri as they are called in Croatia are renowned for their impressive production line of youth footballers. Their highly organised football academy has so far produced world-class players such as Luka Modric, Mateo Kovacic, Marko Pjaca and many others. Dinamo Zagreb play their home matches at the Stadion Maksimir in front of 35,000 people.
The club lacked support during the last couple of seasons due to fans’ disagreement with club management, most notably notorious Zdravko Mamic, who is under investigation for long-lasting corruption, tax evasion and embezzlement. For the first time since 2015, Dinamo Zagreb will have the full support of their most faithful supporters in the Champions League.