Confirmed: Manchester City line-up vs Real Madrid

Manchester City take on Real Madrid in the International Champions Cup.

City take on the La Liga giants at 11:00 BST, hoping to clinch their second victory of the ICC.

Having defeated Serie A side AS Roma in the first game of the tournament, with a victory on penalties seeing them over the line, City take on Madrid in Melbourne.

Having seen Raheem Sterling score under three minutes into his debut, and then young forward Kelechi Iheanacho show a real goalscoring talent with a classy finish, head coach Manuel Pellegrini will be hoping for more of the same attacking threat against Madrid.

However, defensive issues were present during the Roma game, and although both goals were long-range strikes - including a free-kick - there were evident problems in the back-line.

Although it is still early in pre-season, Pellegrini would not have been impressed by what he had seen during the tie, and the Real Madrid attack could be much for unforgiving today.

City will be hoping to continue their successful record in the tournament, with a victory over Madrid enough to take them to the top of the Australia-based group of the competition.

Fabian Delph is rewarded his first start for the club, following his move from Aston Villa, whilst Sterling keeps his place in the starting XI. Jason Denayer follows up an impressive performance as a substitute against Roma by moving into a starting role, and he partners 16-year-old Cameron Humphreys in the back-line - in what promises to be a great test for the youngster.

Here is how Manuel Pellegrini’s men line-up for the tie with Madrid, set to kick off at 11:00 BST.

Starting XI: Hart, Sagna, Denayer, Humphreys, Kolarov, Toure, Fernando, Delph, Nasri, Silva, Sterling

Subs: Caballero, Wright, Horsfield, Clichy, Evans, Zuculini, Garcia, Lopes, Navas, Pozo, Unal, Roberts, Iheanacho, Barker, Jovetic, Dzeko

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