MANCHESTER (Sporting Alert) — As expected, Costel Pantilimon keeps his place in the starting line-up and makes his Champions League debut for Manchester City in tonight’s game against CSKA Moscow at the Etihad Stadium.
The Romanian starts in goal, while Joe Hart remains on the bench.
Manchester City have also kept the same back four from the last outing, while Sergio Aguero and Alvaro Negredo lead the attacking line.
Also starting are Samir Nasri, David Silva and Fernandinho who are all in the midfield, while Gael Clichy, Martín Demichelis and Matija Nastasic start at the back.
Manchester City will be looking for a victory that could seal a round of last 16 place.
Manchester City v CSKA Moscow
Manchester City: Pantilimon, Zabaleta, Demichelis, Nastasic, Clichy, Nasri, Fernandinho, Toure, Silva, Aguero, Negredo.
Subs: Hart, Richards, Lescott, Kolarov, Milner, Navas, Dzeko.
CSKA Moscow: Akinfeev, Ignashevich, A Berezutski, Nababkin, Schennikov, Wernbloom, Honda, Tošić, Milanov, Musa, Doumbia
Subs: Chepchugov, Vasin, Zuber, Elm, Rahimić, Vitinho, Bazelyuk.