Manchester City will travel to Germany as they face Schalke 04 at the Veltins Arena in Gelsenkirchen in the first leg of the Champions League 2018-19 round of 16 fixture.
The Royal Blues will be looking to break their round of 16 curses after the side lost in the same stage of the competition the last 3 times.
Manchester City are in devastating form at the moment with Pep Guardiola’s men blazing past their last 2 opponents with ease.
Cityzens qualified for the Champions League 2018-19 round of 16 after finishing as group F toppers. Manchester City are unbeaten in their last 7 matches against German opponents.
Domenico Tedesco will be without the services of Breel Embolo (metatarsal) and Alessandro Schopf (knee) while Benjamin Stambouli is doubtful for the fixture.
Omar Mascarell is another major concern with the midfielder out due to suspension.
Pep Guardiola has a mini injury concern in his defensive lineup with club captain Vincent Kompany doubtful while John Stones, Benjamin Mendy and Fabian Delph have been ruled out of the fixture.
Gabriel Jesus is another casualty with the young Brazilian also ruled out with injury along with long term absentee Claudio Bravo.
Schalke (4-2-3-1): Fährmann; Caligiuri, Salif Sané, Nastasić, Oczipka; McKennie, Bentaleb, Matondo, Uth, Konoplyanka; Burgstaller
Man City Lineup (4-3-3): Ederson; Walker, Otamendi, Laporte, Danilo; De Bruyne, Fernandinho, Bernardo; Sterling, Agüero, Leroy Sané
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