Here's Everything You Need To Know About Man City's Opening Champions League Match Tonight

The Germans are coming...

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So I see we're playing against Borussia Monc... monch.... monch back... that German team again...


City open their 2016/2017 Champions League campaign at home to the Scrabble-friendly Borussia Monchengladbach. 

The two clubs previously faced off in last season's group stage with sitting winning both games, 2-1 away and 4-2 at home. 

Should be a handy three points then. 

While City are certainly favourites to win, the Germans are no pushovers. 

They finished 4th in their domestic league last season eased past Young Boys of Switzerland to qualify for this year's group stage.

Any players we should know of?

Perhaps their most well-known player is famous by association. Thorgan Hazard is the younger brother of Chelsea's Eden Hazard. 

He failed to make the breakthrough in London and is now rebuilding his career in Germany and making a decent job of it. 

They also boast two German internationals in Christoph Kramer and Patrick Herrmann who new City signings Ilkay Gundogan and Leroy Sané will know quite well.

Speaking of Gundogan, still haven't seen him play. Will he make his debut tonight?


The midfielder suffered a dislocated knee back in April and has yet to make an appearance since signing from Borussia Dortmund in the summer. 

The Manchester Derby at the weekend came too early but he Gundogan is in line to play tonight or at least take a place on the bench. 

Ahhh the derby. What a performance and result that was. Did everyone get through it okay? 

Nothing to report. 

Guardiola should have a full squad at his disposal. On top of that star striker Sergio Aguero is set to return after missing the United game through suspension. 

Who else is in our group and can we go all the way in Europe? 

As well as City and Monchengladbach, Barcelona and Celtic make up Group C. 

Denying the Catalan giants top spot will be a tough ask but nobody knows Messi and co as well as Guardiola. 

Having reached the semi-finals last year, City have never been better prepared to launch a full on assault on winning the Champions League. 

Don't be surprised to see them walking out for the final in Cardiff in May. 


One can dream. Where can I catch the match then?

If you haven;t got a ticket the game will be broadcast live on BT Sport 4. 

Nice one. Come on, City!


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James Fenton

Resident football writer, covering City, United and the rest of what the beautiful game brings to our city. I also moonlight in news, current affairs and emmm... burger reviews.