CONFIRMED: Manchester City line-up v CSKA Moscow

Champions League

Here is the Manchester City team to play CSKA Moscow this evening.

Manchester City: Hart, Zabaleta, Clichy, Demichelis, Kompany (C), Fernando, Yaya Toure, Navas, Milner, Jovetic, Aguero

Subs: Caballero, Sagna, Boyata, Mangala, Nasri, Dzeko, Fernandinho

Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini will be determined for his side to produce a comprehensive display in this game for two reasons.

Firstly, he’s unlikely to be happy with the way City let a 2-0 lead slip when these sides met in Russia.

Secondly, City failed to produce their best performance of the season last weekend against Manchester United, despite playing most of that game against ten men.

Three points is extremely important this evening if City are going to get out of the group stage and into the last 16, regardless of the fact they’re now likely to finish second.

The side needs to be perfect from their last three games because the Champions League is the one competition where City have found things difficult over the last couple of seasons, as they have enjoyed their success domestically.

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