Manchester City host Sporting Lisbon in the second leg of the round of 16 of the Champions League tonight. Here’s everything you need to know about the game.
When and where is it turned on?
Tonight’s game takes place at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, starting at 8pm.
The game ended effectively like a showdown after City beat Sporting 5-0 in Lisbon three weeks ago.
What is team news?
The Premier League leaders are without Ruben Dias, Nathan Ake, Joao Cancelo and Kyle Walker in the second leg of the round of 16 at Etihad Stadium due to injury, illness and suspension.
The problems could mean a head start for Ukraine international left-back Oleksandr Zinchenko, who has displayed great dignity and strength in recent weeks despite being clearly affected by the crisis in his homeland. House.
Pep Guardiola wouldn’t hesitate to pick him, saying; “He’s ready. Of course it hasn’t been an easy period for him, not at all, but I think he’ll be ready in case he has to play.”
Where can I watch the match?
The match will be shown live on Virgin Media Two and on BT Sport 2. The match will also be streamed via the LiveScore app and the BT Sport app.
How is the head-to-head performance?
The two teams have met in a European match before, in the 2012 Europa League. Sporting won that first leg 1-0 at home before scoring the away goal after a 3- 2 in Manchester.
What is the match rate?
The Citizens are the clear favorites at 1/7, Sporting at 16/1 and a draw at 7/1.
What can I read about the game on Independent.ie?
Pep Guardiola is not happy with Kyle Walker being sent off and suspended.
“We don’t have many players. We only have 14 players available.
“We had a few problems in the back four – Kyle was suspended, Joao was sick and couldn’t play.
“Of course we had an unbelievable result in the first leg, we started the game 5-0, but that was not done.
“Football is unpredictable in many cases. A red card can be a distraction from the opponent, or the quality of the opponent – that’s why we will dominate as much as we can. Since there are not many alternatives, we will do our best to try to win the match. “
“They are lacking players but they have more than enough to make a great team.
“They just need a few players. There are other players on the bench and looking at them, they could easily be the first player on the team.
“It won’t make it any easier. It’s a small group but it’s a very large quality group. They are all first team players. It doesn’t mean anyone can relax.”
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