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Pre-match razzmatazz wins over new wave of Manchester City fans ahead of Champions League victory against Dinamo Zagreb Live bands, YouTube chats and coach processions liven up young City fans  Pre-match ritual of players coming off the coach has long been a tradition  The club were trying to entice younger Manchester City fans to the Etihad  City's fanbase have come to resent UEFA recently and have booed the anthem 

By Jack Gaughan for the Daily Mail

Published: 22:08 BST, 1 October 2019 | Updated: 23:52 BST, 1 October 2019

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They make quite a spectacle of pre-match at the Etihad Stadium. It's a nice environment. Not one for your diehard Manchester City supporter who goes with his mates but certainly entertaining for families.

There are live bands on stage, interviews with relevant former players and a bit of chat with YouTubers or whoever might be in vogue, all to the backdrop of food and merchandise stalls. City do a good job of it in their attempt to galvanise a new generation of fans.

Part of what has become a ritual is the coach arrival. Pep Guardiola's squad snake their way towards the Colin Bell Stand, met with a somewhat Americanised fanfare as their names are read off the bus.  

Sergio Aguero high fives young Manchester City fans as he heads into the Etihad on Tuesday

Sergio Aguero high fives young Manchester City fans as he heads into the Etihad on Tuesday

Bernardo Silva follows suit, in a procession that has become the norm before home matches

Bernardo Silva follows suit, in a procession that has become the norm before home matches

The squad walking off the coach took place with pyrotechnics and player announcements

The squad walking off the coach took place with pyrotechnics and player announcements

'Here he comes… our greatest-ever goalscorer… Sergio… AGUERO!' That sort of thing - you get the picture. The kids like it and City have added pyrotechnics for additional razzamatazz. 

What was striking on Tuesday night, as the coach was met with crowds about four deep, was the recurring theme from the club's outside presenter. 'If this is

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