Manchester City managed to beat Hoffenheim last night, but it was by no means a cakewalk for Pep Guardiola’s brilliant Sky Blues.
A late goal from David Silva clinched a 2-1 victory after Sergio Aguero had equalised in the first-half.
During the game though Ilkay Gundogan, who’s been in exceptional form, limped off, and Pep doesn’t know if he’ll be ready to start.
“Gundogan has a problem with his muscle, I don’t know his injury. We’ll check it tomorrow,” he told a post-match press conference, cited in the Star.
“[But] Kevin [De Bruyne] has started to train with us, so that’s the first step.”
Kevin de Bruyne won’t start either, which means City are likely to deploy both Silvas either side of Fernandinho in a midfield three.
Bernardo is still a sensational player, so it’s not like they’ll be putting out a particularly weak XI, sadly!
At the back, Benjamin Mendy and Fabien Delph are unavailable, meaning Aymeric Laporte will start as a makeshift left-back.
John Stones is likely to come in alongside Nicolas Otamendi in place of Vincent Kompany.
Up top, Raheem Sterling, Leroy Sane and Sergio Aguero will take the field, with Riyad Mahrez and Gabriel Jesus options from the bench.
Bring it on!