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Paul Merson makes Champions League predictions – and it’s bad news for Manchester City

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Paul Merson reckons Manchester City’s defensive woes will hinder their chances of Champions League success.

Manchester City came from behind to beat Atalanta with a 5-1 score in their third Champions League match.

“City are a very good team, but they are not going to win the Champions League, playing against the best teams in Europe, with two holding midfielders in defence,” Merson told Sky Sports.

“They need Aymeric Laporte back. I thought Juventus would be one of the dangers, but I watched them the other night and they are not going to win it. When Bayern Munich rinsed Tottenham the other week, I didn’t think they were the team to beat. I didn’t think that at all if I’m being honest. I thought they looked quite open.”

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