Manchester City news: Pep Guardiola's men face the crossbar challenge

Stars, including Sergio Aguero, challenged to hit the crossbar…despite the goal getting smaller after every attempt.

Nicolas Otamendi
Nicolas Otamendi moved to Manchester City from Valencia in 2015 Reuters

Manchester City are still on track to potentially obtain multiple pieces of silverware this year. However, the Premier League leaders are looking to take this a step further and pick up the most challenging prize of competing in a series of challenges against current European Rugby champions, Saracens.

In the fifth episode, 'The Cross Bar Challenge', Manchester City players have to see if they're able to hit the crossbar, despite the goal getting smaller after every attempt.

Sergio Aguero, Fernandinho, Nicolas Otamendi and Danilo lead the line for City, whilst Jamie George, Schalk Burger, Ben Spencer and Richard Barrington represent the Sarries. Ex-Manchester City goalkeeper Shay Given and former Saracens player Jim Hamilton act as captains for their respective teams.

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