Manchester City vs A.S. Monaco preview: Kompany ruled out through injury

By Ric Turner, Mon 20 February 2017 16:08


Manchester City vs A.S. Monaco preview: Kompany ruled out through injuryCaptain is expected to return for Huddersfield FA Cup replay

Manchester City vs AS Monaco

Competition: UEFA Champions League, Group Stage

Date: 7.45pm, Tuesday 21st February 2017

Venue: Etihad Stadium, Manchester

Referee: Antonio Mateu Lahoz (ESP) Assistants: Pau Cebrian Devis (ESP), Javier Rodriguez (ESP) Fourth Official: Teodoro Sobrino (ESP)

Odds: City 4/7, Draw 10/3, Monaco 5/1

Tickets: On sale via www.mcfc.co.uk

TV: BT Sport

Manchester City

Manager: Pep Guardiola

Squad (from): Bravo, Caballero, Gunn, Adarabioyo, Clichy, Kolarov, Otamendi, Sagna, Stones, Zabaleta, Delph, De Bruyne, Fernando, Fernandinho, Navas, Nolito, Sane, Silva, Toure, Aguero, Iheanacho

Injured: Jesus, Gundogan, Kompany

Doubtful: None

Suspended: None

Form guide: DWWWW

Monaco

Manager: Leonardo Jardim

Squad (from): Subasic, De Samctis, Fabinho, Jorge, Sidibe, Mendy, Glik, Diallo, N'Doram, Toure, Dirar, Moutinho, Silva, Bakayoko, Lemar, Mbappe, Falcao, Carrillo, Germain,

Injured: Boschilia

Doubtful: Raggi, Bakoyoko, Carrillo

Suspended: Jemerson

Form guide: DWWWW

Vincent Kompany, Ilkay Gundogan and Gabriel Jesus all miss out through injury, although Pep Guardiola said that he expects Kompany to be available for the FA Cup replay against Huddersfield next week.

City's manager spoke in glowing terms about tomorrow's opponents, and is anticipating a tough game against the French league leaders.

“I am really impressed how good Monaco are. They are killers in the box. Both holding midfielders are intelligent, physical, strong.

“It is the most beautiful competition to play. We have to do our best. If not, we don’t have chance to get to next round.

“City’s recent history is quite good, but they weren't here for a long time. Europe will be analysing us, to kill us if we don’t win.”

Predicted line-up: Caballero, Sagna, Stones, Otamendi, Fernandinho, Toure, Silva, De Bruyne, Sane, Sterling, Aguero

Score prediction: City 2 Monaco 1

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