Lineups are in:
TEAM NEWS: Hart, Zabaleta, Kompany, Nastasic, Clichy, Garcia, Barry, Yaya Toure, Nasri, Tevez, Aguero. What are your thoughts? #cityvajax— Manchester City FC (@MCFC) November 6, 2012
Ajax team (vs Man City): Vermeer, Van Rhijn, Alderweireld, Moisander, Blind De Jong, Poulsen, Schone, Boerrigter, Eriksen, Babel— MirrorFootball (@MirrorFootball) November 6, 2012
It's make or break today at the Etihad. A miracle run of results is needed in the final 3 Champions League matches for City, and 3 helpful results in the other fixtures as well. Borussia Dortmund take on Real Madrid at the Bernabeu while City battle for all the points against Ajax. No real surprises in the starting XI and it is good to see Pablo Zabaleta back in the fold. If I heard correctly in Mancini's pre-game press conference, Edin Dzeko has joined the long list of names on the injury table, though I could be wrong. One thing to keep an eye on from the starting XI is the inclusion of Yaya Toure starting in an advanced role with Barry and Garcia in behind him. Hopefully this will help end the struggle to score Champions League goals thus far.