Manchester City will seek to secure their place in the knockout stages of the Champions League when they host Lionel Messi’s Paris Saint-Germain tonight.
City lead Group A after their 4-1 win over Club Brugge last time around.
Pep Guardiola’s side will advance to the round of 16 if they avoid defeat tonight, while they will also advance if Brugge fail to beat RB Leipzig in the other Group A draw this evening. evening.
PSG are one point behind City and beat the Premier League champions earlier this season with Messi scoring in Paris.
Boss Mauricio Pochettino is heavily linked with the vacant Manchester United post, but he will be fully focused on tonight’s glamorous tie.
Man City v PSG: Kick-off date and time
This Champions League group A meeting is due to take place on Wednesday, November 24.
It takes place at the Etihad and the kickoff is at 8 p.m.
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 broadcast live on BT Sport 2 with coverage starting at 7 p.m. ET.
BT Sport subscribers can stream this match live through the app on their computer, mobile devices and tablets.
TalkSPORT’s Adrian Durham will be at the Etihad to bring you updates from this match as they 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 verify Jack Grealish’s record signing ahead of PSG’s visit.
The England midfielder missed Sunday’s Premier League win over Everton with a blow received in international service, but will be 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 was said?
Ilkay Gundogan is confident that City can achieve the required result against PSG tonight.
City need just one point from Group A clash at the Etihad to secure a place in the round of 16.
Gundogan said: “For us it’s more the approach to the game, the way we keep possession and create chances. I have no doubt that we can do it in the best possible way.
“I have no doubt that 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 quite consistently in the past, but I think in modern play all the teams have started to get to know each other well.
“I don’t think there is much left to surprise.”
City reached the Champions League final for the first time last season, but Guardiola believes the challenge is getting harder and harder every year.
He said: “Each season is more difficult to qualify from the group stages and to advance to the round of 16. 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.