Manchester City have made a perfect start to their Champions League campaign with impressive victories over Feyenoord and Shakhtar Donetsk. Tonight they face the team fancied to push the Blues for first place in Group F, Maurizio Sarri’s Napoli, who sit atop Serie A after a flying start to the season.
Napoli suffered a surprise defeat to Shakhtar on Matchday 1 in Ukraine, but responded with a 3-1 win over Feyenoord last time out. And for football purists, Guardiola vs. Sarri represents the coming together of two of the game’s most entertaining and innovative coaches. It should be quite a game at the Etihad Stadium tonight!
Antonio Mateu Lahoz of Spain is the appointed referee for tonight’s game, and here are the teams selected by Pep and Sarri:
Manchester City XI: Ederson, Walker, Otamendi, Stones, Delph, Fernandinho, De Bruyne, Silva (c), Sane, Sterling, Jesus
Napoli XI: Reina, Hysaj, Albiol, Koulibaly, Ghoulam, Zielinski, Diawara, Hamsik, Callejon, Mertens, Insigne
The match can be viewed on BT Sport 3 in the UK. A full list of TV coverage from around the world can be found here.
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