After enjoying a well-earned, eight-day break following the superb performance against Aston Villa last week, the Blues return to action in the UEFA Cup on Thursday night as they take on Danish opponents for the third time in this year's competition.
Having already seen off the might of FC Midtyland in the second qualifying round and FC Copenhagen in the last 32, the Citizens this time entertain Champions League drop-outs Aalborg BK at Eastlands.
Aalborg BK, more commonly known in Denmark as AaB, were responsible for sending Irish wannabes Celtic tumbling out of Europe this season after drawing 0-0 with the Hoops in Glasgow and beating them 2-1 in Denmark to finish 3rd in Group E. The other noticeable results of their short-lived foray into Europe's premier club competition were a 2-2 draw against Villarreal in Aalborg and another 2-2 draw against Salford's finest at the Stretford swamplands.
While City edged past FC Copenhagen 4-3 on aggregate in the previous UEFA Cup round of 32, AaB humped Spanish giants Deportivo La Coruna 6-1 over two legs, so they are clearly no mugs and probably the toughest test Mark Hughes and his team have faced in the tournament so far.
mcfcUAE will be meeting in their usual European home of Barrels Bar on the first floor of Bur Dubai's Majestic Hotel to watch this game live on the big screen with full English commentary. Kick-off is at 11.45pm (Dubai time), but no doubt there'll be people meeting earlier in the evening at the Players or Goodfellas. See you there.