Stones has to win the duels, says Guardiola


Goalkeeper Brad Jones will be remembered in England for spells with Middlesbrough and Liverpool while midfielder Karim El Ahmadi was at Aston Villa from 2012-14 and scored one of his three Premier League goals against City. So, he could be there in this first Champions League match.

Ederson's face after Sadio Mané booted him on Saturday.

In the team Manchester City, the player Vincent Kompany is injured and will not be in the squad.

Sevilla took the lead 5 minutes into the game as Wissam Ben Yedder tapped in from close range, and Roberto Firmino finished off a fine team move to bring both teams on level ground.

The City boss added that the full reason would be kept between himself and the player. Expected to play in a more advanced role, de Bruyne will be more effective and will give Feyenoord's midfield and defence all sorts of problems.

On Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at 21:45, in Rotterdam at the stadium "De Kuip" is scheduled one of the matches of the first round of the group stage of the Champions League, in which Feyenoord will confront Manchester City.

There was a sense last season that Kevin De Bruyne was struggling with Pep Guardiola's demands. There was no coming back from the single point haul from the two Ajax games and City were eliminated at the group stage.

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That intelligence and sight of the pitch is why De Bruyne's first professional coach Hein Vanhaezebrouck compared him to Guardiola's hero and mentor Johann Cruyff.

MANCHESTER CITY (4-3-3): Ederson; Walker, Stones, Otamendi, Mendy; Fernandinho, De Bruyne, D Silva; B Silva, Aguero, Jesus.

The Catalan - whose club have gone beyond the last 16 only once in the last six seasons - asked John Stones how many Champions League games he had played - "ten maybe", the defender replied - to demonstrate that Barcelona and Bayern players have greater experience.

Guardiola also spoke of the importance for his team to win games home and away in the Champions League, something they failed to do last season.

"Training and playing with these players is only going to make us all better".

A fourth was added in the second half to ensure Pep Guardiola's side got their Champions League campaign off to the ideal start.