Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Manchester City team suffered a humiliating 4-0 defeat when they faced FC Barça a fortnight ago. Anyway, a 4-0 win over West Brom on Saturday ended a run of six winless matches for the Citizens thanks to a brace from Sergio Aguero and Ilkay Gundogan. They still lead the English Premier League standings, level on points with Arsenal and Liverpool while in Champions League they sit 2nd with four points as they beat Borussia Moenchengladbach and drew 3:3 with Celtic in the first two matchdays.
Pep Guardiola has confirmed Sergio Aguero will start up front, with the likes of Kevin De Bruyne, David Silva, Raheem Sterling and Ilkay Gundogan behind the Argentine striker. Willy Caballero is set to deputise between the sticks as regular goalkeeper Claudio Bravo is suspended. Yaya Tourè is uneligible while Pablo Zabaleta and Bacary Sagna are both doubtful.
Barcelona team comfortably top the UCL group with a 100% winning record after three games having beaten Celtic (7:0) and Man City (4:0) at the Camp Nou, and Borussia Moenchengladbach (1:2) away from home. In La Liga, the Catalansa limped to a 1-0 win over Granada at the weekend, recording their 3th consecutive domestic victory. Anyway, they trail Real Madrid by 2 points in the table.
Jeremy Mathieu was sent off last time out against Man City and is banned. Luis Enrique also be without Gerard Pique and Andres Iniesta, who are both injured as well as goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen. The offensive trio will be formed by Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez while Rafinha is likely to start in midfield and Sergi Roberto as right back in the starting 4-3-3 formation.

Probable lineups:
Manchester City: Caballero – Fernando, Stones, Otamendi, Kolarov – Fernandinho – de Bruyne, Gundogan, Silva, Sterling – Aguero.
Barcelona: ter Stegen – Roberto, Umtiti, Mascherano, Digne – Rakitic, Busquets, Rafinha – Messi, Suarez, Neymar.

Manchester City vs FC Barcelona - Champions League 2016-17
Etihad Stadium, Manchester, United Kingdom
Tuesday, 01 November 2016 - 20:45 CET

You can watch the match here: Link 1 , Link 2 [Live Scores]


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