You would definitely think they have a better chance of making it to the final versus Real Madrid as opposed to Atletico or Bayern. You have to think Manuel Pellegrini’s a bit happy at the chance to exact some revenge on Florentino Perez. It’s astounding the money that’s been spent to get to this point and if I’m correct that’s all based on transfers and not even considering money on the academy etc. I don’t exactly agree with the author’s assertion that puts them ahead of Paris Saint-Germain even if they did get to the semifinals first. Also, I don’t think one trip to the semifinals means City is part of the elite. Just like with players, teams need sustained success to be considered for a status upgrade. That may just come with Guardiola in charge.