ERLING HAALAND and Julian Alvarez are both starting for Manchester City against Copenhagen TONIGHT.
City sit top of group G after a 4-0 win over Sevilla in the opening match before beating Borussia Dortmund 2-1 last month, with the winner from former Dortmund star Haaland.
Copenhagen sit behind both Borussia Dortmund and Man City in third place, with their only point of the group stage so far coming at home to Sevilla.
- Kick-off: 8pm
- TV/live stream: BT Sport 3
- Man City XI: Ederson, Cancelo, Dias, Laporte, Gomez, Mahrez, Gundogan, Bernardo Silva, Grealish - Haaland, Alvarez
- Copenhagen XI: Grabara, Diks, Vavro, Khocholava, Kristiansen - Stamenic, Lerager, Johannesson, Claesson, Daramy, Karamoko
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Goal! Manchester City 1-0 FC Copenhagen (Haaland)
7, It only took him seven minutes!
Cancelo finds space on the right hand side and rolls a ball across goal that Haaland sweeps beyond the goalkeeper with his right foot.
How many will he and City have by the end of this?
Manchester City 0-0 FC Copenhagen
5, First shot of the game for City.
The ball falls kindly to Cancelo on the edge of the penalty area but he shoots comfortably wide of Grabara's far post.
Manchester City 0-0 FC Copenhagen
4, Karamoko tries to lead a counterattack but is quickly surrounded by several City players who steal the ball away from him.
Manchester City 0-0 FC Copenhagen
3, City dominating possession in the opening stages here as they look for a sign of weakness in the Danish side's defence.
Kick-off! Manchester City 0-0 FC Copenhagen
1, Karamoko gets us underway under the lights at the Etihad.
City are renowned for their fast starts, can Copenhagen frustrate them?
The stage is set
Both teams line up on the pitch as the Champions League anthem blares from the speakers.
Ready? 1...2..3...THE CHAMPIONSSSSSSS
Kick-off is next!
Cold night in Manchester
It's a cold one at the Etihad tonight and the players are doing their best to keep themselves warm.
Here's Mamoudou Karamoko doing his best to shelter from the cold.
Pep Guardiola has admitted to being surprised at Copenhagen's choice of striker in his pre-match interview.
He had expected Cornelius to start up top, but instead Jacob Neestrup has opted to play the more mobile Karamako.
Copenhagen clearly looking to hit City on the break tonight.
Copenhagen goalkeeper Kamil Grabara has returned to the team after suffering a facial injury.
The former Brighton and Arsenal goalkeeper Mat Ryan misses out as a result.
Grabara is wearing a stylish protective mask tonight.
This is Alvarez' second start this season , his previous one coming in a 6-0 victory over Nottingham Forest where he scored twice.
This is the 22-year-old's first ever start in the Champions League.
Both teams are out on the pitch and being put through their paces by their respective coaches.
Kick-off is just under half an hour away!
Grealish's game time
Jack Grealish has come in for plenty of criticism ever since his £100 million transfer but he may be reaching a turning point in his City career.
Grealish is starting his fourth consecutive game for Pep Guardiola's side this evening, and he will be looking to replicate his impressive performance in the Manchester derby on Sunday.
The atmosphere is building
The Copenhagen fans are certainly up for this one and are making plenty of noise as the players emerge for their warm ups.
The City fans on the other hand look understandably relaxed ahead of the game.
Haaland's crazy goal scoring record
Erling Haaland was seemingly born to score goals in the Champions League.
He averages a goal every 62 minutes in Europe's leading club competition.
Only 30 players in Champions League history have scored more than him in the competition and you wouldn't bet against him adding to his tally this evening.
Copenhagen's attacking woes
FC Copenhagen are still waiting to register their first goal in this season's Champions League.
The Danish side have scored just one goal in six matches against English opposition in this competition.
Landmark game for City stars
There are two City players reaching milestones for appearances tonight.
This game will be Ruben Dias' 100th City appearance.
Mahrez is set to play in his 200th match in City colours.
City the clear favourites
The bookies aren't holding out much hope for the reigning Danish champions in this one.
- Manchester City 1/18
- FC Copenhagen 40/1
- Draw 16/1
Odds as provided by Betfair.
Fan favourite already
It's clear to see who the fans have come to see this evening.
Can Haaland do the business again tonight?
FC Copenhagen substitutes
Ex-Brighton goalkeeper Mat Ryan is on the Copenhagen bench this evening.
FC Copenhagen substitutes: Johnsson, Ryan, Sorensen, Babacar, Cornelius, Mukairu, Jelert, Ankersen, Lund, Haraldsson, Roony
FC Copenhagen team
Here is the team that manager Jacob Neestrup has selected for tonight's contest.
FC Copenhagen XI: Grabara, Diks, Vavro, Khocholava, Claesson, Johannesson, Lerager, Daramy, Karamoko, Kristiansen, Stamenic
Manchester City substitutes
Pep Guardiola has picked a youthful bench.
Manchester City substitutes: Ortega Moreno, Carson, Ake, Rodrigo, De Bruyne, Akanji, Foden, Palmer, Lewis, Wilson-Esbrand
Manchester City team
Haaland starts but his right-hand man, Kevin De Bruyne, is on the bench.
Manchester City XI: Ederson, Cancelo, Dias, Laporte, Gomez, Mahrez, Gundogan, Bernardo, Grealish, Alvarez, Haaland
Kyle Walker looks set to miss out tonight after picking up a knock during the Manchester derby on Sunday afternoon.
Rodri took part in the team's open training session yesterday so could return, but John Stones (hamstring) and Kalvin Phillips (shoulder) were absent.
Hello from the Etihad
Good evening and welcome to our coverage of the Champions league fixture between Manchester City and FC Copenhagen.
Pep Guardiola's team are flying right now and all eyes will be on their new talisman, Erling Haaland.
City are sitting pretty at the top of Group G with a maximum six points from their opening two fixtures, and another win tonight will all but secure their safe passage into the knockout rounds.
Copenhagen, meanwhile, are third having lost away at Borussia Dortmund in matchday one before a goalless draw with Sevilla last time out.
City are currently on a run of five matches in 14 days so Guardiola will be looking to utilise the full extent of his squad during this busy period.
Pep Guardiola's team selection can be as unpredictable as Will Smith at an awards ceremony, so trying to second-guess his starting eleven tonight is a tough ask.
Copenhagen have been struggling for consistency this season and sit sixth in the Danish Superliga after five wins and six defeats from their opening 11 games. A trip to the Etihad certainly feels ominous.
Team news is expected shortly, stay with us for all the pre-match build up!