Having gone 21 games without a loss, Manchester City and Real Madrid drew in the Champions League.
With 17 victories and four draws since early February, Pep Guardiola’s team is undefeated as they approach the season’s end and the possibility of winning a trophy treble.
The PA news agency examines this image of their powerful, almost unstoppable shape.
In an effort to duplicate the achievement accomplished by local rivals Manchester United in 1998–1999, Man City is vying for victory on three fronts by trying to win the Premier League, FA Cup, and Champions League all in the same year.
They have surpassed longtime league leaders Arsenal by a point with four games left to play as opposed to the Gunners’ three, leading by 37 points out of the last 39 available.
In that period, they have defeated their championship rivals twice, once at home (4 weeks ago) and once at the Emirates Stadium (3-1).
Unexpectedly, Nottingham Forest, who are in danger of being demoted, are the only team to defeat them throughout that span thanks to Chris Wood’s late equalizer.
Their other victims include Aston Villa, Bournemouth, Newcastle, Crystal Palace, Liverpool, Southampton, Leicester, Fulham, West Ham, and Leeds; in those 13 games, 36 goals were scored and 10 were allowed.
Their three earlier Champions League matches ended in draws in the away legs, all of which ended 1-1 against RB Leipzig, Bayern Munich, and Real Madrid.
They defeated former Man City captain Vincent Kompany’s Burnley 6-0 and two other Championship sides, Bristol City and Sheffield United, 3-0 in the FA Cup to set up a Manchester derby in the championship game. Leipzig was defeated 7-0 and Bayern Munich was defeated 3-0 in the home legs against the two Bundesliga teams.
This type of performance in the final stretch is nothing new for Manchester City, who won the league title last season by a point over Liverpool after concluding with a 12-game undefeated run that included nine wins and also won their last 14 straight games to claim the 2018–19 crown as part of a domestic treble.
Unsurprisingly, Erling Haaland has scored 20 of Manchester City’s 61 goals during this run, making him the team’s leading scorer.