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Manchester City vs Borussia Mönchengladbach, 2016 Champions League: Confirmed Lineups, How to Watch

Group stage kickoff for Pep and the Citizens!

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Manchester City FC v VfL Borussia Moenchengladbach - UEFA Champions League Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Let's try it again, shall we?

After the game was postponed thanks to a torrential rain in England, Manchester City and Borussia Mönchengladbach face off on Wednesday at Etihad Stadium in the opening match of the Champions League group stage.

Barcelona destroyed Celtic on Tuesday and lead Group C with a +7 goal differential, which means neither City or Gladbach can finish the day as leaders because it's impossible that Wednesday's winner will score that many goals, but three points are vital for both teams before they face Barça.

Pep Guardiola made a surprise selection on Tuesday with Jesus Navas starting on the wing, but the Catalan manager could change his starting lineup after the game was postponed and gave the starters from the Manchester Dery an extra 24 hours of rest. Will he use the same eleven announced yesterday? Will Andre Schubert do the same with his Gladbach side?

We'll get these answers soon enough, and we're in for a fun match. It will happen this time!

How to Watch on TV/Online

TV listings: Fox Sports, MASN2, ESPN3 (US), beIN SPORTS (Canada), BT Sport ESPN (UK), TEN 1 (India), elsewhere

Online streaming: FoxSoccer2Go, WatchESPN (US), beIN SPORTS CONNECT (Canada), FuboTV (Canada, monthly subscription, click here to sign up), BT Sport Live Streaming (UK), TEN Sports Live (India), elsewhere

(Listings via LiveSoccerTV)


Manchester City (4-1-4-1):

Bravo | Zabaleta, Stones, Otamendi, Kolarov | Fernandinho | Navas, De Bruyne, Gundogan, Sterling | Agüero

Substitutes: Caballero, Sagna, Clichy, Angelino, Sané, Nolito, Iheanacho

Manager: Pep Guardiola

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Borussia Mönchengladbach (3-4-3):

Sommer | Elvedi, Christensen, Strobl | Johnson, Kramer, Dahoud, Wendt | Hahn, Stindl, Raffael

Substitutes: Sippel, Vestegaard, Hazard, Traoré, Hofman, Jantschke, Korb

Manager: Andre Schubert

Gladbach's manager sticks to his Tuesday lineup, but Pep Guardiola brings a surprise: Ilkay Gundogan will make his City debut as a starting midfielder, with David Silva rested and not even on the bench. City will have the ball, Gladbach will defend well, and with no rain, this should be a very entertaining game.