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Blues Aiming To Finish Top

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Apologies, technical difficulties meant I missed the end of the match but it has finished City 2-1 Hoffenheim


GOOOOAAAAAAAALLLLLLL: Sane again 2-1


KICK OFF: Can the blues capitalise on that goal? 1-1


Half Time: That’s the last action of the half. Blues are top as it stands with 45 minutes remaining. Hoffenheim are more than capable of getting a second though, so City will have to be on their guard. 1-1


GOOOOAAAALLLLL: Superb free kick from Leroy Sane and finally, the blues are level. 1-1


WOODWORK: Blues again denied by the woodwork as Otamendi’s touch on Gundogan’s free kick hits the crossbar 0-1


Deserved lead for Hoffenheim but City almost level. A header by Jesus comes off the post. Soon after. Another shot is cleared off the line. 0-1


Goal: Hoffenheim take the lead as they did in Germany. 0-1


PENALTY to Hoffenheim


SAVE: Hoffenheim almost take the leads but Ederson pulls off a stunning save. O-o


Chance: Another chance for the Germans but the shot goes over teh bar. Hoffenheim have had the better chances so far. Step it up City o-o


Chance: Hoffenheim have been threatening but Grilitsch hooks it wide 0-0


Kick off: After waiting for the game in Ukraine to get underway and the traditional round of booing the Champions League anthem, the match gets under way. COME ON CITY 0-0


Remember, a point will be enough, but surely the target is all three. The blues lead Lyon by three points, but defeat for City and victory for the French team will send City into second place.


Raheem Sterling starts tonight after suffering racial abuse at Chelsea, and he will expect a huge welcome on home soil tonight. Some newspapers have been falling over themselves to try and distance them from possibly fuelling the abuse as Sterling stated. What will they say after tonight if Sterling puts in the performance of his life?

Talking of Sterling, the City winger was named player of the month for November and deservedly so


The blues beat Hoffenheim in Germany thanks to a last minute David Silva goal. There’ s no Spanish Dave tonight, but surely the blues will have too much for the Germans tonight.


Team News

City make five changes from Saturday's defeat at Chelsea. Nicolas Otamendi and Oleksandr Zinchenko play in defence, while Phil Foden and Ilkay Gundogan start.

Up front, Gabriel Jesus replaces Riyad Mahrez. Kyle Walker, Vinnie Kompany and Fabian Delph are amongst the substitutes

City: Ederson, Stones, Zinchenko, Laporte, Otamendi, Foden, Gundogan, Bernardo Silva, Sane, Jesus, Sterling

Hoffenheim: Baumann, Kaderabek, Hubner, Adams, Schulz, Grilitsch, Geiger, Brent, Joelinton, Kramaric, Bittencourt


Welcome to our Champions League match day six Live blog.

The blues need one point to win the group, but face a difficult German side at the Etihad Stadium.

The blues have just 15 players available, for the match, with several key men out with injury. How will it affect them?

Team News coming up