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Watch behind-the-scenes action from the Etihad tunnel during Spurs v. City

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Get a glimpse behind the curtain at the Etihad stadium.

Michael Regan

The Etihad Stadium is an amazing place, and one of the cool things City does after home matches is post videos from the tunnel that leads to the pitch. It's an awesome opportunity to get a peek behind the curtain of an English Premier League match and see what goes on there.

You can see players from various nationalities greet each other amicably: the Belgian contingent of Mousa Dembele, Nacer Chadli, and Vincent Kompany are particularly chummy, and Emmanuel Adebayor seems to get along with everyone. Kompany even gives him his trademark salute!

We also get glimpses of the child mascots getting ready to walk out with their players and getting high fives (d'awwwww), and the Manchester City women's team, who won their first major trophy by beating the Arsenal women last week, walk out to receive accolades from the crowd.

While we're all disappointed with the match result, this is a really cool video and glimpse into the inner workings of a professional football match. When Spurs' new stadium is finished, I hope they do something similar.