Next six games after RB Leipzig first leg draw

Man City’s quest to finally lift the Champions League continued on Wednesday night when they were held to a 1-1 draw by RB Leipzig in the first leg of their last 16 tie.

The Citizens’ form has been patchy this season, but they’re poised to compete on three fronts during the backend of the 2022/23 campaign. They remain in Europe and the FA Cup, but will have to hunt down Arsenal if they’re to lift their third-straight Premier League title.

It’s a busy period for the champions up until the March international break, and here’s what their schedule looks like.

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Haaland didn’t score against Bournemouth in August but City still won 4-0 / Visionhaus/GettyImages

The Citizens are on the road for the fourth consecutive game on Saturday evening as they take on Gary O’Neil’s Bournemouth on the south coast.

While this is a contest the visitors will be expected to waltz, the Cherries continue to spring surprises at the least expectant of times. They’ll head into this one off the back of a crucial 1-0 win at Molineux.

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City beat Arsenal in the last round / Robbie Jay Barratt – AMA/GettyImages

Man City have lifted the FA Cup just once under Pep Guardiola, but they’ve got a great chance to go all the way this season.

Victories over Chelsea and Arsenal has seen them advance into the fifth round where they’ll take on Championship side Bristol City. The Robins currently sit 15th in the second tier.

This is a midweek affair, with kick-off scheduled for 20:00 (BST) next Tuesday.

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City and Newcastle shared a 3-3 draw at St James’ Park / Matthew Ashton – AMA/GettyImages

Newcastle may well have lifted their first piece of major silverware since 1955 by the time they make the trip to the Etihad at the start of March. The Magpies take on Man Utd in Sunday’s Carabao Cup final.

While they fell to a 2-0 defeat to Liverpool last time out, this is a fixture Guardiola will not be looking forward to given Newcastle’s stellar defensive record. Victory in this one could once again galvanise City’s title charge.

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Palace have been a bogey team for City / Visionhaus/GettyImages

City have had their issues with Palace in the past, and Selhurst Park can occasionally be a tough place to go and win for the Premier League’s best.

The Eagles often save their most potent form for the big occasion, and this is a potential banana skin for the Citizens.

Pep Guardiola

City are yet to win the Champions League under Guardiola / Julian Finney/GettyImages

Man City play host to the return leg in three weeks time with a spot in the quarter-finals up for grabs.

RB Leipzig scored three times on their last visit to the Etihad, but they conceded six at the other end. City won’t go into this one with the comfortable lead they might have hoped for after Leipzig cancelled out Riyad Mahrez’s opener with a top second half performance.

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Guardiola and Moyes first did battle in the Champions League / Julian Finney/GettyImages

The Citizens’ upcoming run concludes with a home game against West Ham before the March international break.

The Hammers’ current situation is pretty bleak and they could be pretty desperate by the time they visit the Etihad. There are no guarantees that David Moyes will be in charge by the time this fixture rolls around.