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Anelka confident Real Madrid will win at Man City: Zidane the difference

Former Real Madrid striker Nicolas Anelka is backing them for victory at Champions League opponents Manchester City.

The Frenchman believes that Real Madrid's stature in the competition is a big factor, and has backed Zinedine Zidane's team to overturn the 2-1 deficit in their round 16 tie.

Anelka told Marca: "With Zidane yes, everything is possible. City are on good form. It will be tough, but Madrid are Madrid and in the Champions League they are very strong. I don't know what will happen, but Zidane is capable of coming back and Guardiola is very good too, so it will be a great game. City, importantly, start with an advantage."

On Eden Hazard, he added: "I think the first year is never easy and less so at Madrid because I have lived it when you come from England. But he is going to stay. This year he has experienced a bit what LaLiga is like and next year he will want to show the talent he has."

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