Manchester City enter today’s Champions League group stage tie with Hoffenheim under some pressure after they fell to a shock defeat at the hands of Lyon on the opening matchweek of the competition.
City’s home defeat to Lyon means taking a positive result from WIRSOL Rhein-Neckar-Arena is essentially, and a win would most definitely get Pep Guardiola’s men back on track.
Hoffenheim are coached by the highly-rated Julian Nagelsmann and despite falling to a home defeat at the hands of RB Leipzig at the weekend, will be motivated and have a gameplan to try and upset the odds this evening.
Damir Skomina of Slovenia is tonight’s referee and City will be looking to avoid defeat for the first time under his watch, with a current record of 0-0-4.
Here are the starting lineups selected by Guardiola and his counterpart Nagelsmann for today’s encounter:
Hoffenheim XI: Baumann, Akpoguma, Hoogma, Posch, Kaderabek, Grillitsch, Demirbay, Brenet, Joelinton, Belfodil, Szalai
Manchester City XI: Ederson, Walker, Kompany, Otamendi, Laporte, Fernandinho, Gündogan, Silva, Sané, Sterling, Agüero
The match can be viewed on BT Sport 3 in the UK. A full list of TV coverage across the world can be found here.
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