Even the most pessimistic and hardened Blue can sit back and relax – Manchester City are through to the group stage of the Champions League and tonight’s match is just a necessity to formalise that fact.
City go into tonight’s second leg against Steaua with a 5-0 lead on aggregate and even in our darkest days, wouldn’t be able to cock this one up. It will be Pep Guardiola’s first Champions League game on home soil and in his own words, he wants to win and keep up his flawless record so far as City boss.
The Catalan boss has rotated his team with the weekend game against West Ham in mind. The big news is that Joe Hart STARTS – will this be his farewell?
Manchester City XI: Hart, Maffeo, Stones, Kolarov, Clichy, Fernando, Toure, Delph, Nolito, Navas, Iheanacho
Steaua Bucharest XI: Steaua: Cojocar, Aganovic, Tamaș, Mitrea, Momcilovic, Bourceanu, Enache, Sulley, Ovidiu Popescu, Hamroun, Tudorie
Today’s match can be viewed on BT Sport 2 in the UK. A full list of TV coverage from around the world can be found here.
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