Manchester City’s European campaign for the 2022/23 season begins with a trip to Sevilla.
The Champions League continues to allude the Citizens, who were eliminated at the semi-final stage on their last competitive visit to Spain, somehow falling to Real Madrid when they led by two goals with two minutes of stoppage time remaining.
Sevilla, meanwhile, have yet to recover from their poor end to last season and have not won any of their opening four games in La Liga, with manager Julen Lopetegui already under mounting pressure.
Here’s all you need to know ahead of this one.
Sevilla vs Man City H2H Results
Current Form (Last Five Games)
Sevilla team news
Centre-back Marcao and winger Jesus Corona are likely to be Sevilla’s only injury worries heading into this one.
Club captain Jesus Navas and Brazilian veteran Fernando are expected to start in defence against their former club, while ex-Tottenham winger Erik Lamela – part of the Spurs squad who knocked City out at the quarter-final stage in 2019 – should also feature.
Sevilla Starting 11 (4-3-3): Bono; Navas, Nianzou, Fernando, Acuna; Jordan, Delaney, Rakitic; Lamela, En-Nesyri, Gomez
Bench: Dmitrovic, Flores, Montiel, Carmona, Salas, Telles, Gudelj, Torres, Isco, Suso, Mir, Dolberg
Man City team news
Kyle Walker and John Stones are not part of the travelling party heading to Spain, so Manuel Akanji or Sergio Gomez could come into the starting lineup.
Pep Guardiola is also without Aymeric Laporte, but Kalvin Phillips has recovered from a shoulder injury in time to make the trip.
Manchester City Starting 11 (4-3-3): Ederson; Cancelo, Akanji, Dias, Ake; Rodri, Gundogan, De Bruyne; Mahrez, Haaland, Foden
Bench: Ortega Moreno, Carson, Lewis, Wilson-Esbrand, Gomez, Phillips, Silva, Grealish, Palmer, Alvarez
While City haven’t looked perfect so far this season, they remain a formidable opponent to anyone and look even deadlier with Erling Haaland leading the line.
In contrast, Sevilla have looked toothless and have not retained the defensive solidity that Lopetegui previously instilled.
It could be a hectic evening for home fans at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan.