In the Guardian, Manuel Pellegrini discusses Manchester City's previous European campaigns:
Everyone criticised this club for its performance in Europe. It was important to [set goals], one of those was to qualify for the round of 16, [which we've done] for last two years. Before that we couldn’t do it.
Now we have played in the round of 16, we were very unlucky to play Barcelona [each time] but we have beaten Bayern Munich twice [in the group stage]. This year it is important to qualify. We have two spare games to win the group.
It is also important to win away to Juventus for the future because it is a big test in the UEFA Champions League. But the most important thing is to qualify for the next stage. If we finish top of the group it doesn’t mean we’re going to have an easy draw, it depends on a lot of different things.