Manchester Metropolis might be bidding to proceed an ideal Champions League begin as they welcome FC Copenhagen to the Etihad Stadium.
Late objectives from John Stones and Erling Haaland secured Pep Guardiola’s facet a victory over Borussia Dortmund of their second Group G fixture, guaranteeing that they remained prime of the group.
Their Danish opponents earned some extent in opposition to Sevilla final day out however have struggled domestically this season and might be with out a number of key people as a result of damage.
In opposition to a facet that confirmed their efficiency with a derby day demolition of Manchester United, younger supervisor Jacob Neestrup is aware of that his facet will face a stern examination of their defensive credentials.
Right here’s every part it is advisable know forward of the fixture.
When and the place is it?
Manchester Metropolis vs FC Copenhagen is ready to start at 8pm BST on Wednesday 5 October on the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, England.
How can I watch?
Viewers in the UK can watch the match stay on BT Sport 3, with protection beginning at 7.15pm BST. Subscribers can stream the sport through the BT Sport app or on-line participant.
Pep Guardiola instructed on match eve that Rodri may return to the Manchester Metropolis squad after lacking the derby win in opposition to Manchester United if he got here via coaching. Kyle Walker, nonetheless, just isn’t prone to be accessible after being compelled off within the first half of that 6-3 victory. Walker’s England teammates Kalvin Phillips and John Stones are each at the moment sidelined by damage. There might be a temptation to relaxation Erling Haaland after one other Premier League hat-trick.
FC Copenhagen suffered a major blow with captain Zeca set to overlook the remainder of the season after tearing ligaments in his knee. Equally, promising Nigerian winger Akinkunmi Amoo might be a long-term absentee after struggling a critical knee damage, whereas neither Rasmus Falk nor Nicolai Boilesen have travelled with Jacob Neestrup’s squad.
Manchester Metropolis: Ederson; João Cancelo, Ruben Dias, Aymeric Laporte, Sergio Gómez; De Bruyne, Gündoğan, Bernardo Silva; Mahrez, Alvarez, Foden
FC Copenhagen: Ryan; Kristiansen, Khocholav, Vavro, Diks; Jóhannesson, Lerager, Stamenic; Daramy, Conelius, Claesson.
Manchester Metropolis win 1/14
FC Copenhagen win 49/1
Manchester Metropolis nonetheless look in formidable scoring type – that would result in a tricky night for his or her Danish guests. Manchester Metropolis 5-1 FC Copenhagen