Edin Dzeko hopes to start for Manchester City at Bayern Munich tonight. It is a tie between a team playing its 151st game in the competition and one playing in its second, and the one which immediately caught the eye when the group stage draw was made last month and confirms City's new-found status amongst Europe's elite.

And this, more than money, is what drives Dzeko and his team-mates on.

"It is not about money," said the Bosnian on Monday.

"It is playing against clubs like Bayern Munich, one of the best in the world. That is why we all came to Manchester City."