As Manchester City and Chelsea prepare themselves for their upcoming clash in the UEFA Champions League final, Paddy Power was also prepared for its latest marketing onslaught.

In the latest edition of its FanDenial video series, the Irish bookmaker showcased fan reactions to the recent Premier League match between the two English footballing giants – a fixture touted by many supporters as a preview for upcoming continental clash.

Sadly for Manchester City, many fans are not so hopeful of their chances, after Chelsea were able to snatch a 2-1 victory at their opponent’s Etihad Stadium home ground.

Many of the fans featured made comparisons between Manchester City’s 2012 defeat to Chelsea and the recent 2-1 home loss, with some ranging from simple football observations, whilst others bordered on superstition.

One ‘Cityzen’ pointed out that Chelsea beat Manchester City in 2012 by a 2-1 margin, with a goal in the second minute of extra time sealing the fate of the game, 

Other fans observed that the Northern side missed a penalty in both matches – and in both cases an Argentinian player was responsible – whilst a Spaniard scored in each meeting.

However, in the true spirit of social media this conversation soon escalated, as Twitter users pointed out how ‘2012 has the same digits as 2021’ and ‘Pep was still bald in 2012’.

As with all Paddy Power FanDenial videos, former England player Peter Crouch made an appearance towards the end, encouraging viewers to check out more releases in the series. 

However, the former striker also had a featured tweet in this release, showcasing his reply to Sergio Ageuro’s apology on Twitter for missing a crucial penalty, saying ‘at least you didn’t put yours over the bar’, referencing his comical penalty mishap during an England game against Jamaica at Old Trafford in 2006.

Source – Paddy Power

Paddy Power prepares for Champions League with new FanDenial release