Man City will contest the UEFA Super Cup for the first time tonight when they meet Sevilla in Athens. After winning the treble, the possible way Pep Guardiola’s side can improve on that is by doing it again, as well as winning the supplementary cup competitions along the way.
They missed out on the Community Shield last weekend, so will be keen to get up and running on the silverware front here tonight. Still, Sevilla provide stern competition and are experts at this level, having lifted the Super Cup once, albeit way back in 2006. Steeped in European history, they cannot be written off.
City will be without Kevin De Bruyne after a setback in his recovery from a hamstring injury in a major blow. If anyone squad, however, can get over that, it is surely Guardiola’s. Follow all the action with Standard Sport’s dedicated match blog!
Kyle Walker captains Man City tonight
And to think he was (reportedly) close to leaving!
How many times has Pep Guardiola won the UEFA Super Cup?
Twice with Barcelona and once with Bayern Munich.
Could it be a fourth tonight?
Jesus Navas continues to shine
The former Man CIty winger is still trying to win trophies at the top…
Man City transfer news: Aymeric Laporte set for Saudi Arabia?
Riyad Mahrez has already left for Saudi Arabia and it seems another Manchester City treble winner could follow.
According to The Times, City have accepted an offer from Cristiano Ronaldo’s Al Nassr for defender Aymeric Laporte…
Confirmed Sevilla lineup
Bono, Navas, Bade, Gudelj, Acuna, Jordan, Rakitic, Torres, Ocampos, Lamela, En-Nesyri
Subs: Dmitrovic, Gattoni, Pedrosa, Montiel, Suso, Mir, Corona, Sow, Gomez, Juanlu, Salas, Bueno
Confirmed Man City lineup
Ederson, Walker, Akanji, Gvardiol, Ake, Rodri, Kovacic, Foden, Palmer, Grealish, Haaland
Subs: Ortega, Carson, Dias, Phillips, Stones, Laporte, Alvarez, Gomez, Perrone, Bobb, Lewis, McAtee
Man City to lift trophy: 1/6
Sevilla to lift trophy: 21/5
Draw (in 90 mins): 18/5
Odds via Betfair (subject to change).
Head to head (h2h) history and results
Man City wins: 4
Sevilla wins: 0
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