Club Brugge vs. Man City: Far From Easy
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It's an important game in Belgium today. Manchester City take on Club Brugge at the Jan Breydel Stadium. The Boys in Blue sit 3rd in their Group (A) with three points from a win vs. RB Leipzig.
John Stones did not travel with the rest of the squad to Belgium yesterday due to personal issues - no injuries or ailments.
The Man City travelling squad for vs. Brugge:
Walker, Dias, Akè, Sterling, Gündogan, Jesus, Grealish, Zinchenko, Steffen, Laporte, Rodri, De Bruyne, B. Silva, Fernandinho, Mahrez, Cancelo, Ederson, Carson, Foden, Palmer.
Our Starting XI:
SUBS | Steffen, Carson, Ake, Sterling, Gundogan, Jesus, Zinchenko, Fernandinho, Palmer.
It will be a tough game for sure as Club Brugge have succeeded in drawing vs. Paris Saint-Germain and winning vs. RB Leipzig and look like a dark horse in the race.
Pep Guardiola spoke about Brugge’s quality:
“They play direct, after they have the quality in the final third to create chances and score goals., We knew it after the draw, wow a tough oppnent. Winning in Leipzig isn't easy, a good result against PSG.” - Pep
City’s ruthless starting XI shows a side who are ready to grab the win and advance to the next step on the Champions League.
Kevin De Bruyne spoke about visiting Belgium again:
“It's the first time since I left Genk to play in Belgium again. The supporters are always for us but I don't know how people will react tomorrow. I'll do my job and that's it. I think Brugge is a strong team, they play well, have a lot of talent. They've shown they can be champions more than once. They know what they need to do to win. They showed that talent vs Madrid and PSG. We're used to it with City, wherever you play there will be quality, you don't end up there with luck.” - KDB
Written by Shayne/@MCFCnow.