Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Dzeko, Victory Against Bayern More Important than Money!

City’s second game in their debut Champions League campaign has taken them to the Allianz Arena, where they will face a Bayern Munich side that has won the European Cup on four occasions and reached the final only two seasons ago. It is a tie between a team playing its 151st game in the competition and one playing in its second, and the one which immediately caught the eye when the group stage draw was made last month and confirms City’s new-found status amongst Europe’s elite. And this, more than... money, is what drives Dzeko and his team-mates on.

The event, and the names of those who died have gone down in history. There has been a close bond between Munich and Manchester ever since 23 people - including eight Manchester United players - perished on a plane trying to take off after a refuelling stop in 1958. City shed tears too, a fact the club have emphasised over the last few years as they have manfully tried to eradicate the disgraceful anti-Munich chants. And club secretary Bernard Halford will lead a delegation on Tuesday that will lay a wreath in honour of the fallen, which included former City goalkeeper Frank Swift, who became a journalist upon his retirement from the game.

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