Top 10 Manchester City Moments of 2016

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - AUGUST 13: The new Manchester City badge during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Sunderland at Etihad Stadium on August 13, 2016 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Matthew Ashton - AMA/Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - AUGUST 13: The new Manchester City badge during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Sunderland at Etihad Stadium on August 13, 2016 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Matthew Ashton - AMA/Getty Images) /
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MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – APRIL 12: Yaya Toure of Manchester City and Adrien Rabiot of Paris Saint-Germain in action during the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final Second Leg match between Manchester City FC and Paris Saint-Germain at the Etihad Stadium on April 12, 2016 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Visionhaus/Corbis via Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – APRIL 12: Yaya Toure of Manchester City and Adrien Rabiot of Paris Saint-Germain in action during the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final Second Leg match between Manchester City FC and Paris Saint-Germain at the Etihad Stadium on April 12, 2016 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Visionhaus/Corbis via Getty Images) /

#4 – Champions League / PSG Demons Defeated

No one gets European glory overnight, but City’s road seemed to keep ending at the same place. Much like Arsenal always seeming to draw Bayern Munich, City kept running into Barcelona and exiting the knockout rounds early on.

In the spring of 2016, City knocked out Dynamo Kyiv in the opening round 3-1 on aggregate. They were then paired with PSG, earning a 2-2 draw on the road before a Kevin De Bruyne goal in the second leg sent them through.

While they were eventually eliminated in the semi-finals to Real Madrid, it was another step forward. Topping another Europe power with the pressure on, gave City fans further belief that a Champions League final spot was getting closer.