The most exciting fixture of UEFA Champions League Match Day 3 is here. It’s FC Barcelona vs Manchester City in the Champions League Group C Match tonight.Here are the lineups for both teams before for the clash.
Barcelona line up pretty much as expected But Pep Guardiola has benched Sergio Aguero, and is causing quite a stir.
FC Barcelona XI : Ter Stegen, Piqué, Rakitic, Sergio, A.Iniesta, Luis Suárez, Messi, Neymar Jr., Mascherano, Jordi Alba, Umtiti
Masip, Arda, Rafinha, Paco Alcácer, Digne, André Gomes, Mathieu
Coach Luis Enrique has once again axed full back Aleix Vidal from the starting lineup.So, Barcelona are going to play in a 3-4-3 formation with Mascherano, Piqué and Umtiti in defence.
Manchester City XI : Bravo, Zabaleta, otamendi, stones, Kolarov, Fernandinho, gündoğan, Silva, Sterling, nolito, de bruyne
Subs : Caballero, Fernando, Aguero, maffeo, Clichy, sane, navas
FC Barcelona have won all four of their previous encounters with Manchester City, all in the Last 16 of the Champions League (2013/14 & 2014/15). Barcelona and Manchester City are facing each other for the third time in the last four seasons of the Champions League. The Blaugranas have a fantastic record against City and every other english opposition.
Only Liverpool are the only English team to beat Barcelona at Camp Nou in the Champions League, it was in February 2007 (2-1). In the other 19 English trips to the Catalan ground in the competition, there have been 11 Barcelona wins and eight draws.
Manchester City: WWWDLD
Match Time and Live Streaming
KICK-OFF TIME: 7.45pm BST, 8.45pm in Barcelona and 12:15am IST.
TV Broadcast : BT Sport 2(UK), Ten 2 (India)
Live Stream : WatchESPN
Manchester City: 6/1