There is something gigantic about this Saturday's Premier League match at the Etihad Stadium. There's a feeling an entire season will be decided by 90 minutes. There's a feeling one youngster's debut could change the entire narrative, and a coach could either be under even more fire or praised again as the world's best.
The visit of Tottenham Hotspur today means a lot to Manchester City. Pep Guardiola needs a victory more than ever to show his critics that he's still pretty good, and the last glimmer of hope that the Citizens can chase Chelsea and the Premier League title could either continue or end forever depending on the result against Spurs.
And then there's this kid, this 19-year-old striker who's grabbed all the headlines during the week, the starting striker for the Brazilian national team and one of the best prospects in the world, Gabriel Jesus. He's ready to make his City debut, and he might just be what Guardiola needed to turn the entire season around. Or he's just a kid, too young for the Premier League and just another reason to criticize Pep.
Spurs are probably the best team in the league right now, Dele Alli and Harry Kane are on fire, and City have a lot of pressure to perform. All the odds are stacked against the Sky Blues, and it might just be what propels them to a memorable, unexpected victory.
This game is not just must-watch. It's can't-miss. Seriously, be there to see it.
Date/Time: Saturday, January 21, 2017, 5:30pm local time (BST), 12:30pm ET, 9:30am PT (US), 11pm IST (India)
Venue: Etihad Stadium, Manchester, England
Referee: Andre Marriner
On TV: NBC, NBC UNIVERSO (US), Sportsnet (Canada), BT Sport 1 (UK), Star Sports Select HD1 (India), elsewhere
Online: NBC Sports Live, NBC UNIVERSO NOW, Telemundo Deportes En Vivo, SiriusXM FC (US), Sportsnet World Now (Canada), BT Sport Live Streaming, BBC Radio (UK), elsewhere
(Listings via LiveSoccerTV)