Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola described facing Real Madrid in the Champions League semi-finals as "a great test" and stressed that if they were to play "against history" they would have "no chance".
"Playing against Madrid is an incredible test. Reaching a semi-final or a final will always be a great lesson for us," he said.
Furthermore, the Catalan coach made it clear that Real Madrid's victories are not down to luck: "I've always liked Madrid, ever since I played or coached Barcelona. I like a lot of things about this team.
"The quality they have is no coincidence. They have a high level in everything. The quality of Madrid is not by chance or luck. They have a high level in everything. People who say they're lucky... nothing of the sort. All the players that Madrid have are very good, because if they weren't, they wouldn't sign them," he said.