Manchester City's pre-season has finally arrived! The Sky Blues start the preparations for the 2016-17 season with a friendly at Allianz Arena against German champions Bayern Munich. It is a homecoming for new manager Pep Guardiola, who just left the Bavarian giants to join City, and he returns to Bayern in his Citizen debut.
And Pep's former club has given the Catalan coach a simple, yet touching "Welcome back" sign:
Nice touch, @FCBayernEN! #cityontour pic.twitter.com/nbNesofe1C— Manchester City (@ManCity) 20 de julho de 2016
And the lineups are out!
Bayern Munich Starting XI (4-3-3): Ulreich | Rafinha, Martínez, Feldhahn, Bernat | Alonso, Lahm, Alaba | Benko, Green, Ribéry
Manchester City Starting XI (4-3-3): Caballero | Maffeo, Adarabioyo, Kolarov, Angelino | Fernando, Fernandinho, Zinchenko | Barker, Iheanacho, Navas
So Guardiola's first XI features lots (and lots) of kids, Kolarov at center-back, new signing Zinchenko in midfield and Iheanacho up top! This should be fun!