MAN CITY XI TO FACE REAL MADRID:Ederson, Stones, Dias, Laporte, Zinchenko, De Bruyne, Rodri, Bernardo Silva, Mahrez, Gabriel Jesus, Foden. Subs: Ake, Sterling, Gundogan, Grealish, Steffen, Fernandinho, Carson, Egan-Riley, Mbete-Tabu, Palmer, McAtee, Lavia.
REAL MADRID XI TO FACE MAN CITY: Courtois, Carvajal, Eder Militao, Alaba, Mendy, Valverde, Kroos, Modric, Rodrygo, Benzema, Vinicius Junior. Subs: Vallejo, Nacho, Asensio, Marcelo, Lunin, Casemiro, Lucas, Bale, Ceballos, Isco, Camavinga, Fuidias.
Referee: Istvan Kovacs (Romania)
So Pep has made four changes from the XI that wasn’t exactly taxed during the 5-1 win over Watford at the weekend.
John Stones and Kyle Walker were injury doubts and while Stones has made it Walker hasn’t. Also in the XI are Bernardo Silva, Riyad Mahrez and Phil Foden. Fernandinho, Jack Grealish and Raheem Sterling all have to be content with spots on the bench.
For Real, Valverde will join Modrić and Kroos in a midfield three with Rodrygo starting in the attack.