Pep Guardiola offered his side a warning ahead of this tie, claiming one Champions League success is not “special” but admitting that ending their long wait for a trophy will make this campaign a little “easier”.
City made an assault on the title at the end of the 2022/2023 season and are in a strong position to progress to the knockout stages this season after being paired with Red Star, Young Boys and RB Leipzig in Group G.
What time does Man City vs Red Star Belgrade kick off?
This UEFA Champions League clash takes place at Etihad Stadium in Manchester, UK and kicks off on Tuesday, September 19 at 8:00 p.m. local time.
Man City vs Red Star Belgrade lineups, team news
Guardiola confirmed he is still missing four key players for this tie with Jack Grealish, John Stones and Mateo Kovacic all sidelined and captain Kevin De Bruyne out until 2024.
Man City lineup (4-2-3-1)
: Ederson (GK) — Walker, Dias, Akanji, Gvardiol — Rodri, Silva — Foden, Alvarez, Doku — Haaland
Red Star eased to the Serbian Super Liga title in 2022/23 and summer signing Jean-Phillippe Krasso is the key name after scoring six goals this season following his move from Saint-Etienne.
Crvena Zvezda Belgrade lineup (4-1-4-1_)
: Glazer (GK) — Nedeljković, Spajić, Dragovic, Rodic — Stamenic — Lučić, Kangwa, Ivanic, Olayinka — Krasso