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Manuel Pellegrini: The best way is to treat every game as a final


Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini says the Citizens desperately need to take all six points from their next two Champions League games.

City face CSKA Moscow away from home on Tuesday before hosting them at the City of Manchester Stadium on November 5.

"We have two games against CSKA Moscow in the Champions League that we need to win both of them," Pellegrini said during Monday's press conference.

"The best way is to treat every game as a final, try to win it and then win the next final."

Tonight's game will be played behind closed doors after CSKA's stadium was banned for three games for the racist behaviour of the fans and Pellegrini admits it will be a "different experience" for his players.

"I think that affects football. I don't think it is the best way to play, not only for our team but for the Russian team," said the Chilean.

"I think football is about the fans. It is the most important thing because they give an atmosphere at the stadium which is different to an empty stadium.

"It will be a different experience but that cannot affect our performance."

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