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Tuchel clashes with Guardiola in FA Cup semi-final

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Chelsea’s Thomas Tuchel will confront Manchester City’s Top-flight European football awaits sports fans this weekend on StarTimes.  In Spain, Barcelona will seek their first glory this season as they battle Athletic Club in the Copa del Rey final today.

The FA Cup semifinal clash between Chelsea and Manchester City will hold in Wembley today and tomorrow, Leicester City will face Southampton.

Tuchel has been a perennial trophy-winner with PSG and last season won the double with the club from the French capital.

Like Tuchel, his Manchester City counterpart, Pep Guardiola, has made winning trophies his business. He seems on track to win his third league title with the club this season and would love to emulate the 2018/19 season, when they won the double.

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Guardiola has an embarrassment of riches when it comes to team-selection, with Ilkay Gündogan and Portuguese centre back, Ruben Dias, arguably being the stand-out players for the side in the last few weeks.

Despite being a midfielder, Gündogan is the club’s top scorer this season so far and Chelsea will be hard-pressed to keep the German international at bay.

Sunday’s semifinal between Leicester City and Southampton, like the Chelsea versus Manchester City game, will be played at Wembley.

The biggest problem Leicester face is that they are very dependent on the goals of Jamie Vardy and Kelechi Iheanacho, and if the duo fail to score, Leicester struggle to win.

For Southampton, appearing in the semifinal is presumably, already a huge success, especially as they had to beat Arsenal to get there.

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