Man City v Steaua Bucharest: Confirmed Starting Lineups – Pep Guardiola rests stars

Man City team news Benjamin Mendy

Manchester City take on Steaua Bucharest in the second-leg Champions League playoff game at the Etihad.

City won the first leg 5-0 and Pep Guardiola has used the advantage to rest and rotate several key players.

Yaya Toure has ben given a rare start while Kun Aguero, Raheem Sterlin and David Silva have been left on the bench.

City are without Ilkay Gundogan who is still recovering from injury. The Germany intentional of Turkish origin has returned to training but is not anywhere near match fitness.

Out of favour goalkeeper Hart has been given a starting role in goal and Kolarov who was closely linked with a move to Besiktas over the summer keeps his place in defence.

Manchester City v Steaua Bucharest

Stadium: Etihad

Kick-Off: 19:45 GMT

Manchester City: Hart, Maffeo, Stones, Kolarov, Clichy, Fernando, Toure, Delph, Nolito, Navas, Iheanacho

Subs: Gunn, Adarabioyo, Angelino, Fernandinho, Aguero, Sterling, Silva

Steaua Bucharest: Cojocaru, Mitrea, Tamaş, Momčilović, Popescu, Hamroun, Muniru Sulley, Aganović, Enache, Bourceanu, Tudorie.

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