Manchester City will be looking to secure their place in the Champions League knockout stages when they host Lionel Messi’s Paris Saint-Germain tonight.
City are top of Group A following their 4-1 win over Club Bruges last time out.
Pep Guardiola’s side will advance to the last-16 if they avoid defeat this evening while they will also make it through should Bruges fail to beat RB Leipzig in tonight’s other Group A tie.
PSG are a point behind City and beat the Premier League champions earlier this season with Messi scoring in Paris.
Boss Mauricio Pochettino is being heavily linked with the vacant Manchester United job but he’ll be fully focused on tonight’s glamour tie.
Man City v PSG: Date and kick-off time
This Champions League Group A tie is due to take place on Wednesday, November 24.
It is taking place at the Etihad and kick-off is at 8pm.
PSG beat City 2-0 in September after goals from Idrissa Gueye and Lionel Messi.
Man City v PSG: How to follow
The Champions League clash will be live on BT Sport 2 with coverage starting at 7pm.
BT Sport subscribers can live stream this match via the app on their computer, mobile and tablet devices.
talkSPORT’s Adrian Durham will be at the Etihad to bring you updates from this match on Kick-Off ‘Around the Grounds’.
talkSPORT.com will also be running a live blog for all the action.
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Man City v PSG: Team news
City will check on record signing Jack Grealish ahead of the visit of PSG.
The England midfielder missed Sunday’s Premier League victory over Everton with a knock sustained on international duty but is hoping to return in time to face the French side.
Playmaker Kevin De Bruyne is unavailable after testing positive for coronavirus while Ferran Torres could be out until the new year.
Kylian Mbappe is a doubt for PSG while Presnel Kimpembe will need a late fitness test and Julian Draxler is out.
Sergio Ramos could make his debut for the club.
Man City v PSG: What has been said?
Ilkay Gundogan is confident City can get the required result against PSG tonight.
City need just a point from the Group A clash at the Etihad to secure a place in the last 16.
Gundogan said: “For us it is more the approach of the game, how we keep possession and create chances. I have no doubts we can do that in the best possible way.
“I have no doubts we will be able to play a good game and get the points.
“The two managers know each other well.
“Unfortunately he was able to beat us in the past quite regularly but I think, in the modern game, all teams have started to know each other quite well.
“I don’t think there are many elements left to surprise.”
City reached the final of the Champions League for the first time last season but Guardiola believes the challenge gets harder every year.
He said: “Every season is tougher to qualify from the group stages and go to the last 16. The opponents, managers, players and competition are tougher.
“Tomorrow we have our first chance to qualify for the next round. For the club that would be so good.”
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