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 By Chris Wright

Manchester City stars kick off football vs. rugby challenge against Saracens

They may be unbeaten since the start of the season, but it looks like Manchester City might have finally met their match.

As part of Betsafe's "Overcome the Odds" campaign, a City team consisting of Sergio Aguero, Nicolas Otamendi, Fernandinho, Danilo and club ambassador Shay Given took on the Saracens rugby team in a series of skill challenges.

The first task saw City's team attempting to control an array of balls thrown by Given from a high gantry, culminating in them struggling to trap an egg-shaped ball.

In future episodes we'll see both City and the Saracens team attempting to wallop both footballs and rugby balls into a 20-metre high crane, score goals while playing in a wind machine and catch balls being shot at them through a wall of smoke.

Whether it'll settle the age old "football versus rugby" debate is questionable, but it sure sounds like a lot of fun.

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