Pep Guardiola has named a powerful Manchester Metropolis aspect to face FC Porto within the Champions League tonight.
Coming into the sport on the again of Metropolis’s win towards Arsenal, Guardiola makes simply two modifications, as Eric Garcia replaces Nathan Ake and Ilkay Gundogan is available in for Phil Foden.
One of many large speaking factors earlier than the match was whether or not to incorporate Sergio Aguero, who returned towards the Gunners following a number of months out.
Guardiola has opted to start out the striker towards Porto, with Raheem Sterling and Riyad Mahrez additionally in a powerful entrance three.
In midfield, Gundogan begins alongside Bernardo, with Rodri as soon as once more within the holding position.
And in defence, there isn’t any Ake within the squad, as Garcia replaces him alongside Ruben Dias at centre-back. Kyle Walker and Joao Cancelo are the full-backs — though Cancelo was utilized in midfield towards Arsenal.
Aleks Zinchenko returns to the matchday squad for the primary time this season after recovering from damage, as he takes his place on a youthful-looking bench alongside Felix Nmecha, Tommy Doyle, Taylor Harwood-Bellis, Cole Palmer, and Adrian Bernabe.
Golf equipment are permitted to call 12 substitutes this season underneath non permanent guidelines within the Champions League.
Man Metropolis beginning XI vs Porto: Ederson, Walker, Dias, Garcia, Cancelo, Gundogan, Rodrigo, Mahrez, Bernardo, Sterling (C), Aguero
Substitutes: Steffen, Carson, Stones, Zinchenko, Torres, Fernandinho, Foden, Nmecha, Doyle, Harwood-Bellis, Palmer, Bernabe