"You don't win two Premier League titles in 3 years easily. We have resolve, character and fantastic players. Add that together and you've got a chance," Pellegrini said.
City concluded one of the great Champions League Houdini acts as they qualified for the knockout stages sinking Roma 2-0.
- Sergio Aguero vows to win Champions League with Manchester City
Argentinian striker Aguero has vowed to stay at the club until they are crowned European champions.
- Lionel Messi masterclass papers over Barca cracks
Messi equaled the Champions League scoring record against Ajax but doubts remain over Enrique's Barcelona side after a stuttering start to the season.
- Cavani sends PSG through to Champions League last 16
Cavani's early goal helped Paris St Germain secure their place in the Champions League last 16 with two games to spare after a 1-0 home win over APOEL.
Defending champion Real Madrid will play Schalke in the last-16 of the Champions League, after routing the Germans at the same stage last season.
- Neymar scored a spectacular goal as Barcelona came from behind to beat Paris St Germain 3-1 in their Champions League showdown for top spot in Group F.
- Chelsea gave a helping hand to a former hero by rounding off the Champions League group stage with a 3-1 victory over Sporting.
- Liverpool's decline and fall from the European elite was confirmed, as Basel held the hosts to a 1-1 draw at Anfield to reach the last 16 of the Champions League.