Copenhagen vs Man City XI: Predicted lineup, confirmed team news for UEFA Champions League game

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Erling Haaland was on target twice in the previous fixture, with Riyad Mahrez, Julian Alvarez and a Copenhagen own goal providing the other goals.

21 men trained this morning for The Citzyens as they prepare to face the Danish club again in the UEFA Champions League.

The Sky Blues beat Copenhagen 5-0 last week and will be hoping to put in a similar performance tomorrow night.

Erling Haaland was on target twice in the previous game, Riyad Mahrez, Julian Alvarez and an own goal from Copenhagen took care of the other goals.

It was a completely dominant performance from City, who had 75% of the ball in the game and recorded a total of 30 shots on Copenhagen’s two.

Here’s the latest team news as the Sky Blues look to maintain their unbeaten record in Europe so far this season:

Team News

The Sky Blues are expected to be without three players tomorrow.

First, Kalvin Phillips and Kyle Walker are sure to miss the game as both men continue to recover from surgery.

Phillips underwent surgery for a recurring shoulder problem that has already missed a number of games this season.

Walker suffered a groin injury in City’s 6-3 thrashing by Manchester United and as a result had to undergo surgery to correct the problem.

Meanwhile, John Stones was also absent from the club’s 21-man training squad today due to an injury he sustained whilst on international duty with England.

Stones’ injury wasn’t initially believed to be too serious, with City boss Pep Guardiola giving the defender a 10 day-two week timeframe of recovery. However, exactly two weeks on from the injury, Stones is still yet to return to training.

it’s difficult to judge what type of team Guardiola may go for tomorrow, with the Liverpool game on the horizon.

While Manuel Akanji started at right-back on Saturday, with Joao Cancelo on the left flank, it seems likely that Sergio Gomez will be handed another start.

The youngster impressed last week against the same opposition and the game is another chance for the fullback to get some more minutes under his belt.

Haaland has remained impervious to Guardiola’s rotational tendencies this season but tomorrow’s match could provide the City boss with the perfect chance to rest the Norwegian.

Alvarez was on target in the Sky Blues’ previous win against the Danes and is more than capable of leading the line by himself. However, the Spaniard could also opt to give Haaland a 45-minute run out before substituting him, as he did in the first Copenhagen match.

Jack Grealish impressed last week against the Superligaen club and was rested at the weekend, so it would seem likely that the winger is in contention of starting tomorrow night.

Aymeric Laporte was also rested against Southampton but Tuesday’s match could provide him with a good opportunity to get some more match fitness under his belt.

It would also be no surprise to see Kevin De Bruyne dropped in midweek once again, with one eye on the Liverpool fixture.

Man City Predicted Line-up:

Ederson; Gomez, Laporte, Dias, Cancelo; Rodri, Gundogan, Silva; Grealish, Alvarez, Mahrez

Copenhagen Predicted lineup:

Grabara; Diks, Vavro, Khocholava, Kristiansen; Stamenic, Lerager, Claesson; Johannesson, Karamoko, Daramy

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