Hoffenheim vs Manchester CityChampions League 2018/19 Manchester City are hoping to pick up their first win of their 2018-19 Champions League campaign as they take on Hoffenheim tonight. The Premier League champions suffered a shock 2-1 defeat to Lyon in their opening Group F encounter, a result which left Pep Guardiola's side bottom after match week 1. Tuesday's hosts secured a credible 2-2 draw away to Shakhtar Donetsk in their opening match. Follow all the action LIVE with Standard Sport! Live Updates New updates availableRefresh 2018-10-02T16:10:45.613Z Manchester City's record in Germany in this competition is pretty poor. Between 2011 and 2016, City drew German opposition in the group stage for six consecutive seasons.They won just two of their away fixtures in that time, at Borussia Monchengladbach in 2015 and what was essentially a dead rubber against Bayern Munich in 2013. 2018-10-02T16:04:02.680Z Arsenal youngster on the benchAnother, of course, is … [Read more...] about Hoffenheim vs Man City: Champions League – LIVE!
Man city champions league
Bernardo Silva insists Manchester City are not favourites to win the Champions League after the Blues fell to a shock defeat against Lyon at the Etihad. City were uncharacteristically abject in the first half and respective mistakes from Fabian Delph and Aymeric Laporte were punished as Maxwel Cornet and Nabil Fekir fired Lyon into a two-goal lead before half-time. Bernardo pulled one back for the Blues after stand-in boss Mikel Arteta had brought on substitutes Sergio Aguero and Leroy Sané, but the strike was in vain as the Blues fell to the bottom spot in Group F. And Bernardo, whose strike was his second goal of the season, was disappointed with City’s showing. “We were not good enough tonight. We didn’t want to start the competition this way but it is what it is,” the Portuguese said. “We’re not favourites. We have a good team. We’ll try to make better than last season. A club like city try to win every competition. “I think we … [Read more...] about Bernardo Silva makes Man City Champions League claim
Manchester City have confirmed their Champions League squad for group-stage matches with Lyon, Shakhtar Donetsk and Hoffenheim. Pep Guardiola had to submit a squad of up to 25 for the first half of the competition and there are no surprises in his selection - in contrast to the situation he inherited. Injured players Eliaquim Mangala and Kevin De Bruyne are included but goalkeeper Claudio Bravo is not given he is expected to be out for much longer. Phil Foden, Brahim Diaz and reserve stopper Aro Muric are among the players that do not have to be in City's List A because they qualify under List B regulations as players born after January 1, 1997 that have been at the club for at least two years. Benjamin Mendy will be hoping to make an impact on the competition with City. Signed by Guardiola after thriving in Monaco's run to the semi-finals in 2017, the injury suffered by the left-back in September saw him play just one European game last season. Read More Man City - key information … [Read more...] about Man City Champions League squad confirmed for 2018/19 group stage
Manchester City's fixture dates for the 2018/19 Champions League campaign have been confirmed. Pep Guardiola and his side will face Lyon, Hoffenheim and Shakhtar Donetsk in Group F of this year's competiton. City kick-off their Champions League campaign with a home tie against Lyon on 19 September, a match which takes place in between fixtures vs Fulham and Cardiff in the Premier League. The Blues will travel to face Hoffenheim on matchday two with the fixture due to take place five days ahead of a trip to face Anfield in the league. City's double-header versus Shakhtar also poses a potential fixture dilemma. Guardiola's side travel to Ukraine on matchday three before facing Tottenham five days later. The home time versus Shakhtar takes place on 7 November with the first Manchester derby of the season following just four days later. City will be hoping to have qualification secured nice and early ahead of matchday six with the final group match against Hoffenheim sandwiched between … [Read more...] about Man City Champions League fixture dates and kick-off times confirmed
Manchester City will face Shakhtar Donetsk, Lyon and Hoffenheim in Group F of the Champions League group stage this season. The Blues, who were knocked out by Liverpool at the quarter-final stage last season, are pitted against Shakhtar for the second consecutive season. The Ukrainian outfit were one of only five teams to beat Pep Guardiola's side during the club's record-breaking campaign last term. The Blues, who had already qualified for the round of 16, were beaten 2-1 in Ukraine after winning the home tie 2-0 last season. The Blues have never faced Lyon or Hoffenheim in a competitive fixture before. City boss Guardiola has won the Champions League twice as a manager, beating Manchester United in 2009 and 2011 as manager of Barcelona. The first matchday of this season’s Champions League will take place on 18/19 September. The final will take place at Atletico Madrid’s Wanda Metropolitano. … [Read more...] about Man City Champions League group confirmed