Manchester City vs. Copenhagen: Guardiola and his combo have it easy

If the job is not finished by Wednesday, the Manchester City could be one of the biggest surprises in recent history Champions Competition. The current champions have a comfortable 3-1 in the first leg and face a Copenhagen team who reached their peak in the group stage and whose Etihad Stadiumon a night like this, seems an impossible scenario for the triumph he needs.

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The ‘Sky Blues’ receive this match in a week of crucial importance in the Prime Minister Competitionafter the win over Manchester United, in which they needed the best Phil Foden going backand before the crucial game against Liverpool on Sunday.

The best news for Pep Guardiola is that it has virtually the entire group, exception of Jack Grealishwho was injured in the FA Cup against Luton Town last week.

The Spanish coach has the privilege of drafting his gala eleven, with only one doubt: the far left. Jeremy Doku was the chosen one against United, but he left a lot to be desired and was sacrificed first in the match to allow Julián Álvarez to come on, who after three successive replacementshas all the ballots to be a starter again.

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Unless Guardiola sees it happen, something that is practically impossible for other players less common They can get into the rotation, just like Matheus Nunes and Mateo Kovacic, who did well in the FA Cup, Josko Gvardiolalready recovered from his physical problems, and Manuel Akanji, substitute this weekend.

As City arrives, reinforced by the comeback against United in the derby from Manchester, Copenhagen came away poorly from their visit to Midtjylland (2-0), a direct competitor for the national title, a match in which they also a very bad image in the first part.

The match left another bad news: the injury of Viktor Claesson, a permanent starter in attack and whose likely loss opens ownership to Jordan Larsson, whose father, the legendary Henrik Larsson, carried the team for a few months. T-shirt of United in his final phase as a player.

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The midfielder Lucas Leagerabsent from the first leg due to suspension and top scorer of the team tournament, will also be unable to be in Manchester for a while physical problems.

With the result very difficult, the Danish champion will try to improve the image of the first leg, in which they were hugely outclassed by City and in which they only looked threaten him in the minutes after provisional draw by Mattson in the first part.

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Copenhagen, who also accused the lack of in the first leg inactivity After the winter break of the Danish competition, he is confident that the three are disputed matches Since then he has been able to offer a little more at the national tournament endurance to a rival who ‘tortured’ him in Parks, as they acknowledged multiple players.

Source: El heraldo

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