Zinchenko replaces Cancelo and Rodri gives way to Fernandinho in midfield. Apart from these two changes, Pep Guardiola lines up the same starting eleven as at the Parc des Princes, this Tuesday (kick-off at 9 p.m., live on RMC Sport) at the Etihad Stadium, in the semi-finals of the Champions League.
Crowned with the status of favorite after the victory (2-1) of his players in the first leg, at the Parc des Princes, Pep Guardiola is a fulfilled coach since he has neither suspended nor injured in his squad before receiving PSG in the Champions League, this Tuesday at 9 p.m. (live on RMC Sport 1). And for good reason, almost assured of the title in England, the Spanish technician allowed himself to rest 80% of the players who participated in the first round of this semi-final last weekend, against Crystal Palace (2-0).
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Ruben Dias holds his post
So we should not expect big surprises in the starting lineup of the Skyblues at the Etihad Stadium. If Sergio Agüero scored against Crystal Palace (2-0), he will not be on the pitch at kick-off. Compared to going to the Parc des Princes, the Ukrainian Oleksandr Zinchenko will occupy the left lane of the Citizens’ defense, in place of Joao Cancelo, and the Brazilian Fernandinho is preferred to Rodri, in the starting XI.
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Bernardo Silva continues
Symbols of the two contrasting halves played by their team in the first leg, the Englishman Phil Foden and the Belgian Kevin De Bruyne will obviously be part of the 4-3-3 concocted by Pep Guardiola. Just like the Portuguese Bernardo Silva, whose influence deteriorated in the second half of the first leg, when he was very bloody in the first act. Pep Guardiola will also be able to count on the influence of Ilkay Gündogan in order to stifle the opposing inclinations.
Manchester City’s lineup:
Ederson – Walker, Stones, Dias, Zinchenko – B. Silva, Fernandinho, Gündogan – Mahrez, De Bruyne, Foden
Seffen, Carson, Aké, Sterling, Jesus, Agüero, Laporte, Rodri, Ferran Torres, B. Mendy, Cancelo.