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Champions League Game Thread: City v Roma

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Matchday 2 of Europe's showcase competition.

Alex Grimm

Hope everyone is having a good Tuesday. Fresh off of a couple of nice wins, City enter what is probably a 'must-win' match against Roma tonight at the Etihad. In case anyone forgot, Roma pummeled CSKA 5-1 in their Group E opener. Earlier today Bayern beat CSKA 0-1, putting them at 6 points. Thomas Muller scored a penalty in the 22nd minute for the win.

Anyways, lineups are in:

The bench:

Not too far off from what our own SufferingBruin predicted yesterday. Mangala gets rested for a fresh Marty D and Jesus Navas steps in to take over the right wing and torment Ashley Cole. Seriously, how fun will that be?

Roma's midfield is strong, however. Pjanic, Keita, and Nainggolan are underrated and can hold their own. City are going to have to be extra sharp tonight. There's also a return to Eastlands for Maicon, and return to England for the man with the largest forehead in sports, Gervinho. Jokes aside, he seems like a reinvented man at Roma.