Premier League heavyweights Manchester City will be aiming to take their superb form into Champions League when they welcome Serie A champions Juventus in their campaign opener at the City of Manchester Stadium on Tuesday evening.
Having all the five League games without conceding a goal, the Citizens are in destruction mode and smashing record after record. A victory over Watford saw them break a century-old (103 years) old record of successive league victories while triumphing against Crystal Palace on Saturday evening helped them extend winning streak to 11 games straight.
With five away victories on the bounce, the Citizens have levelled club’s best-ever tally.
Manuel Pellegrini’s side have also managed six clean sheets in a row, a milestone they never achieved before.
Serie A champions Juventus, on the other hand, are endeavoring a dismal start to the season and have earned only one point from their opening three matches.
The last year’s Champions League finalists are looking far less formidable this year, and Citizens will be keen to take full advantage of their shaky start.
With live action less than an hour away from its scheduled start, let’s have a look at how two teams will lineup and what choices managers have.
Man City vs. Juventus: Confirmed Lineups
Manchester City: Hart, Sagna, Kompany, Mangala, Kolarov, Toure, Fernandinho, Nasri, Silva, Sterling, Bony
Subs: Caballero, Otamendi, Demichelis, Fernando, Navas, De Bruyne, Aguero
Juventus: Buffon. Lichtsteiner, Bonucci, Chiellini, Evra; Sturaro, Hernanes, Pogba; Cuadrado, Mandzukic, Morata
Subs: Neto, Barzagli, Alex Sandro, Lemina, Pereyra, Zaza, Dybala