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The players are on their way out in Athens…
Walker leads City with the Champions League title, which isn’t a bad way to start the game.
Everyone in Athens stresses the stifling temperatures. City have a tough Premier League game against Newcastle on Saturday, so… Guardiola He might benefit from his diver tonight. Although he might be reluctant to do so…
07:56 PM GMT
Manchester City captain tonight
Kyle Walker wearing a badge. Looks like he’s not going anywhere this summer.
07:45 pm GMT
Guardiola speaking before the match
Europe is Europe, and we have waited several years for our chance to play this Final. Sometimes, it’s once in a lifetime.
Sevilla have a special character in the finals and all the players are formidable opponents. I know how hard it is.
Gvardiol, Step by step, we still need to learn many things to do. We didn’t have much time to train, but all the mistakes he makes we will work it out.
07:42 PM GMT
a big night for Phil Foden
Manchester City fans have called on Guardiola to trust him in the right ‘eighth’ position, and he gets his chance tonight in the absence of De Bruyne. Play well, and I could have him for the next three or four months.
07:39 PM GMT
Man City climbs to the top…
According to TNT’s Rio Ferdinand, Man City “climbed Mount Rushmore” last season. I’m not sure it’s really there for climbing, Rio…
In fact, a quick internet search tells me it’s off-limits and quite a few Americans have been arrested for trying it.
07:33 PM GMT
These two teams played twice in the Champions League group stage last season
The results do not bode well for Sevilla, as City won both meetings by an aggregate score of 7-1. If it’s any consolation, Sevilla weren’t the only team to hide well from Guardiola’s side.
07:19 PM GMT
Players on their way to Saudi Arabia…
Emeric Laporte He sits on the bench with City, but Sevilla goalkeeper Bono starts tonight’s game despite joining Saudi Arabia. Sevilla are in a very difficult financial situation and need to sell players this summer.
07:11 PM GMT
The cup they are playing for tonight
Certainly one that can take you on a photo tour of a sports bar competition.
07:09 PM GMT
The latest from Jason Burt on Athens Heat
It just finished 9pm here in Athens – or rather Piraeus – at the Olympiacos stadium and it’s still hot (28C) but it feels hot because it’s sticky, sweaty and wet. It will drain the energy of the players who are there. The Man City news is interesting with Josko Guardiol’s first start following his £77m transfer and with Aymeric Laporte on the bench. Don’t expect him to come as he completed his transfer to Al-Nasr Club in the Saudi Professional League. Kyle Walker is the captain and with Kevin De Bruyne out with injury for up to four months, we expect him to continue wearing the armband.
07:01 PM GMT
Debut in Man City Jusko Gvardiol
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Sevilla team and subs: Jesus Navas He appears to be playing right-back against his former club
06:52 PM GMT
City team news analysis
Josco Guardiol makes his City debut in his preferred left-back role. Robin Dias Fit enough to make the team, surprisingly.
Palmer scored a cracking ball in the Community Shield, and represented Bernardo and Riyad Mahrez before looking inside at his left foot.
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Manchester City and Subs: Guardiol’s full debut
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06:44 PM GMT
Can Man City add another trophy to their collection?
Are Manchester City fans excited about the European Super Cup? Fans who traveled to Athens to watch their side face Sevilla this evening could be forgiven for feeling tired, but there is no doubt that manager Pep Guardiola is giving the occasion his full attention.
This is of course City’s first appearance in the match, which the batting got intermilan in the UEFA Champions League Final in June. Since you only qualify for the Super Cup by winning Europe’s top club competition (or Europa League), perhaps we should be less comprehensive. It is also a rare case that City have yet to win, As Jason Burt writes in Telegraph SportGuardiola came to City to make history and open new horizons for the club. after watching Arsenal Raising the community shield, they won’t want to miss the opportunity to have their name engraved on more silverware, no matter how small.
But the City team that starts tonight will not be as strong as the team that finished last season. Ilkay Gundogan went to Barcelona Kevin De Bruyne is expected to miss three to four months after a recurring hamstring problem. Mateo Kovacic is a good ball forward between the penalty areas, but can’t match Gundogan’s goal threat. De Bruyne’s absence could present Phil Foden with an opportunity to start in an attacking midfield position, but he appears widely favored by Guardiola and City have been linked with him. Lucas Paqueta.
John Stones and Robin Dias were an impressive if unorthodox partnership at the heart of City’s defence, but Stones returned from injury and Dias did not travel. That blow was softened by the £77m signing of left-sided centre-half Josko Gvardiol, who was Very impressive for Croatia in the World Cup in Qatar. Gvardiol is expected to make his City debut tonight.
Sevilla are specialists in the Europa League, and are knocked out of the tournament Manchester United On their way to winning the competition for the seventh time last season. They’ve lost their last five Super Cup matches, which is perhaps not surprising since they’re up against the Champions League champions. Eintracht FrankfurtJibril Sow was one of Sevilla’s most prominent summer signings, and they have so far kept striker Youssef Al-Nusairi. Sevilla is managed by José Luis Mendelbar, another Basque coach at the top of European football.
Full team news on the way soon.