Manchester City midfielder Fernandinho eyes historic win

Manchester City midfielder Fernandinho Champions League

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Manchester City midfielder Fernandinho has called on his team mates to make history as they bid to reach their first ever Champions League final.

The Citizens will take on Real Madrid at the Bernabeu on Wednesday in the second-leg of their semi-final tie following a goalless draw at the Etihad Stadium last week.

It is the first time that the Manchester club have ever reached the last four of the competition and Brazil international Fernandinho is keen for the team to continue making history.

He said: “I’m sure this is a title that would leave its mark in the life of every player and every Manchester City fan. In the last 16 and the quarter-finals we beat two good teams to reach the semi-finals and now we’re very close to achieving a historic moment for all the players and for the club as well.”

City had never made it beyond the last 16 stage of the competition until this season, and Fernandinho believes his side can learn from their past failings, as they bid to set-up a final against Atletico Madrid at the San Siro on May 28.

He added: “I think we’ve learned from our mistakes in the past and we’ve overcome a lot of difficulties during the competition too, like injuries.”

Manuel Pellegrini’s side are available at 2.63 to qualify for the final, while Real, who are looking to reach their 14th final in the competition, are priced at 1.44.

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