Roberto Mancini believes Manchester City's FA Cup showdown with fierce rivals Manchester United at Wembley will be a "great semi-final".
In Mancini's short time at City alone, the Blues have suffered four agonising defeats to the men from Old Trafford, the latest coming last month when Wayne Rooney's wonder goal settled matters.
Now Mancini's side have another opportunity to redress the balance slightly after Micah Richards' 74th-minute winner allowed them to stride past Reading on Sunday and book a last-four meeting with Sir Alex Ferguson's men at Wembley on April 16 or 17.
But the Italian insists it will be next season before big-spending City can really regard themselves as United's equals.
"It is a great semi-final," he said. "You could see what it meant to the fans at the end.