Manchester City’s Champions League campaign starts a little earlier than usual this year, with a two-legged qualifier having to be bypassed before the Blues can enter the group stage. Romanian giants Steaua Bucharest stand in our way, and they host tonight’s match ahead of the return leg at the Etihad.
Joe Hart is again on the bench as his City career approaches its end, while Otamendi returns from injury, meaning Kolarov returns to his natural left-back position. It’s a very attacking lineup on paper, with four attacking midfielders named.
Manchester City XI: Caballero, Zabaleta, Otamendi, Stones, Kolarov, Fernandinho, De Bruyne, Silva, Nolito, Sterling, Aguero
Steaua Bucharest XI: Nita, Enache, Tamas, Tosca, Momcilovic, Muniru, Achim, Popa, Stanciu, Hamroun, Golubovic
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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