Welcome back, UEFA Champions League! And what a huge game do we have in store today. Manchester City travel to the historic Camp Nou for a giant European Cup match against Barcelona. Pep Guardiola returns to Barça for the second time since leaving the club, and after an embarrassing loss with Bayern Munich last year, he hopes for a better result with the Sky Blues.
City have all the big players ready for action, including Kevin De Bruyne, Raheem Sterling and Sergio Agüero, who were injury doubts but are available and will contend for a starting place against the Catalans. The defense is the biggest concern against the best attacking trio in football, so having Vincent Kompany available is definitely a boost.
Pep's tactical and personnel choices could have a big effect in the outcome of the game, but at the end of the day it's all about the players on the pitch. Can City's stars shine brighter than Barça's?
What a game we're about to witness.
MATCH INFO, HOW TO WATCH
Date/Time: Wednesday, October 19, 2016, 8:45pm local time, 7:45pm BST (UK), 2:45pm ET, 11:45am PT (US), 12:15am IST (India, next day)
Venue: Camp Nou, Barcelona, Spain
Referee: Milorad Mažić (SRB)
TV listings: Fox Sports 1 (US), ESPN Deportes (US - Spanish), TSN4 (Canada), BT Sport 2 (UK), TEN 2 (India), elsewhere
Online streaming: Fox Sports GO, FoxSoccer2GO, WatchESPN (US), BT Sport Live Streaming (UK), elsewhere
Barcelona starting lineup (3-4-3, right-left):
Ter Stegen | Mascherano, Piqué, Umtiti | Rakitic, Busquets, Iniesta, Alba | Messi, Suárez, Neymar
Substitutes: Masip, Mathieu, Digne, Rafinha, André Gomes, Arda Turan, Paco Alcácer
Manager: Luis Enrique
Manchester City starting lineup (4-1-4-1, right-left):
Bravo | Zabaleta, Stones, Kompany, Kolarov | Fernandinho | Sterling, Silva, Gundogan, Nolito | De Bruyne
Substitutes: Caballero, Maffeo, Clichy, Fernando, Sané, Navas, Agüero
Manager: Pep Guardiola
Sergio Agüero on the bench. Kevin De Bruyne as False Nine. Pep is Pep.
COME ON CITY!