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It’s a Champions League evening involving Manchester City and the one actual jeopardy hanging over the event is what number of modifications Pep Guardiola decides to make.

City journey to Anfield on Sunday in a pivotal recreation within the Premier League title race and, barring the sporting equal of an act of god, will certainly progress past tonight’s opponents Copenhagen after a 3-1 victory in Denmark.

Copenhagen made an honest fist of it within the first leg of this last-16 tie, however Phil Foden’s 92nd-minute aim seems to be like placing City past attain. If City do knowledgeable job tonight, they are going to be via to the Champions League quarter-finals and the prospect of consecutive Trebles will stay alive.

You may think Guardiola resting key gamers corresponding to John Stones, Rodri, Kevin De Bruyne and Erling Haaland to maintain them recent for Liverpool, however City’s supervisor typically goes stronger than you anticipate on nights like these.

Strange as it’s to say every week after Haaland scored 5 at Luton within the FA Cup, however City would possibly wish to give him an opportunity to fill his boots and discover a sizzling streak of type in entrance of aim.

Since Haaland moved to Borussia Dortmund in 2019, that is the primary league marketing campaign during which he has underperformed his anticipated objectives, scoring 18 within the Premier League from 20.8 xG. Misses such because the sitter within the Manchester derby could clarify that, however it’s worrying for City’s rivals that an uptick could possibly be across the nook if Haaland returns to his historic ending ranges.

“People say I’m good at scoring goals but I missed the biggest chance in the world ever two days ago. I can also become better at that,” Haaland mentioned within the pre-match press convention.

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