MOSCOW (Sporting Alert) — Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini made three adjustments to the starting team from the weekend for tonight’s Champions League Group D clash with CSKA Moscow at Luzhniki Stadium.
Full-backs Pablo Zabaleta and Aleksandar Kolarov and midfielder Samir Nasri all made way, with Gael Clichy and Jesus Navas among the players coming for the contest.
Sergio Aguero and Alvaro Negredo who have been playing very well together will again lead the attacking line, while Yaya Toure captains the side in the absence of regular skipper Vincent Kompany, who is injured.
Meanwhile, CSKA Moscow named former Manchester United winger Zoran Tosic and Arsenal and AC Milan target Keisuke Honda in their starting lineup.
CSKA Moscow v Manchester City
CSKA Moscow: Akinfeev, Nababkin, Vasili Berezutsky, Ignashevich, Shchennikov, Milanov, Wernbloom, Tosic, Honda, Zuber, Doumbia. Subs: Chepchugov, Vasin, Alexei Berezutsky, Gonzalez, Musa, Rahimic, Vitinho.
Man City: Hart, Zabaleta, Nastasic, Kolarov, Jesus Navas, Fernandinho, Toure, Javi Garcia, Silva, Aguero, Negredo. Subs: Pantilimon, Richards, Lescott, Nasri, Dzeko, Clichy, Jovetic.
Referee: Ovidiu Alin Hategan (Romania)