Goodbye Champions League,Goodbye Aguero

PORTO, PORTUGAL – MAY 29: Sergio Aguero of Manchester City leaves the pitch wearing his UEFA Champions League Runners-Up Medal following his team’s defeat in the UEFA Champions League Final between Manchester City and Chelsea FC at Estadio do Dragao on May 29, 2021 in Porto, Portugal. (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images)

 

Sergio Aguero bids farewell ; Manchester City lose CL Finale

Sergio Aguero finally bids farewell to Manchester City after the Champions League final. It is simply heart-wrenching to see  Aguero and his teammates miss out on their Champions League winners medal. Before starting the game, the Sky Blues looked in high spirits as they were considered “serious” contenders for the Champions League title.

However, after 90 minutes, there was pin-drop silence for the travelling City fans at the Estadio Do Dragao in Porto. They were spotted in tears and were in sheer disbelief over the fate of their club in this all-important finale.

So what did the  Premier League holders miss out on in this vital fixture? Some would argue that the team lacked attacking prowess in the course of 90 minutes. It will be unfair to say that the team lacked big names in this crucial fixture. An attacking trio of Phil Foden, Raheem Sterling and Riyad Mahrez is threatening enough on any given day.

Most importantly, when you have the luxury of having one of the best strikers at your disposal, why not add him to the starting lineup. Sergio Aguero has undoubtedly been one of the best forwards for Manchester City in the past decade.

It would have made more sense to play him in the attacking role rather than relying on an inconsistent Raheem Sterling. Although it is important to point out that the Argentine striker has had an average season this term, he often missed out on regular game time due to his frequent injury and fitness issues.

I  firmly believe that it was important for Pep Guardiola to show faith in his world-class no.10.The 33-year-old recently notched up a brace from the bench in the club’s last league fixture against Everton.

With 260 goals under his belt, the former Atletico striker ended his Premier League journey on a high note. He is currently the highest goalscorer for the Cityzens and is also holding the fourth position in the all-time goalscorer’s list in the English top tier.

Maybe in the quest for the biggest trophy of Europe, the Sky Blues might just have missed a trick in their book. Slotting in a pure no.9 could have been the answer to their average attacking performance against the Blues. Aguero did receive some game time in the end as he was given 15 minutes in the last quarter of the match.

Indeed, it would have been a fairytale for the striker if he had managed to grab the equalising goal for his team. Nevertheless, the Argentine forward did make inroads in the Chelsea box and was fine in his short cameo in his last appearance for the team.

The Sky Blues would feel gutted to have missed out not their maiden Champions League title. It has been a bad week for both Manchester clubs as they lost out on important silverware. Pep Guardiola might just come under scrutiny for his latest failure to achieve the club’s biggest objective.

Sadly, it will be hard to digest that the team has now bid farewell to their legendary attacker. We wish him well for his next venture. A decade of sheer brilliance and class has been the major highlight of the City Legend.