The UEFA Champions League group stage comes to an end on Tuesday night, as Manchester City take on Celtic FC in the sixth and final match of Group C. Everything is decided here: Barcelona top, City second, Borussia Mönchengladbach third, Celtic fourth. Nothing will change regardless of the results.
One could think this match doesn't matter, then, but that one will be wrong. It matters big time, especially after City suffered a crushing defeat to Chelsea just over the weekend. It's not easy to recover, but it's good to have just three days to think about it and have another game and another opportunity to get a victory.
For Pep Guardiola, beating Celtic will mean just as much as beating Chelsea, because Pep is addicted to winning. Don't expect him to play his strongest team, but expect him to urge the eleven players he'll select to play as hard as they can.
Unfortunately, Guardiola will miss two important players: Fernandinho is suspended for a red card in Germany and Vincent Kompany is out until January with a knee injury, while Raheem Sterling has a minor knee problem and is still a doubt. Fabian Delph is finally injury-free, and the English midfielder is very likely to start against Celtic.
Brendan Rodgers has very little injury problems, as Scott Sinclair misses out with a hamstring but is the only major absence. He's not expected to rotate, and having his best players healthy will help him put a strong team to finish the group stage on a high note.
This is the full list of players not available for Tuesday night through injury/suspension: