Manchester City Vs Sporting Live Reddit Score 09/03/2022
Man City already have one foot in the next round of the Champions League after they destroyed Sporting CP 5-0 in their own backyard last month. We fully expect Guardiola to make a few changes from his strongest starting eleven but still see Man City winning the 2nd leg at the Etihad with relative ease. This is surely the deadest of rubbers but Manchester City will at least be looking to ensure no loss of momentum when they welcome Sporting CP to the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday in the Champions League round of 16. The hard work was done in the first leg, a 5-0 victory in Lisbon that gives them a lead no team has ever overturned in this competition.
In all likelihood it will merely be a case of playing for pride in this game but who knows the jitters City might suffer if they concede early. Here is how you can watch the match and what you need to know: Manchester City: If Sporting want a reason to believe it might come in the threadbare nature of the defense Pep Guardiola will have to field at the Etihad Stadium. Joao Cancelo is ill whilst both Ruben Dias and Nathan Ake are injured, leaving City extremely light on frontline defenders. It does not help that Kyle Walker is serving the second of a three-game ban for kicking out at Andre Silva in the final game of the group stages, an act that left his manager far from impressed.
He deserved the three-game ban,” Guardiola said. “When a player does a stupid thing, he deserves [punishment]. I’m not so kind to Kyle in this kind of action. I’m still so angry with him . Kyle is so important for us — you saw the game he played against Manchester United [on Sunday]. But in Leipzig when we had already qualified, 80 minutes in and he made this kind of action? The club appealed but I did not agree. They have to do it because in other similar cases it was just two games [but] he deserved it. Hopefully he learns for the future.”
Sporting: Ruben Amorim’s side don’t need to do much to improve on their historic results at this stage of the Champions League, having lost 12-1 to Bayern Munich in their one previous last 16 jaunt anything better than a thrashing represents progress for the Portuguese champions. After a resounding 5-0 win in the first leg, Manchester City will look to put the tie to bed as they host Sporting CP at the Etihad on Wednesday night. Manchester City produced a thoroughly dominant display in Lisbon three weeks ago to nearly kill off their Round of 16 tie with Sporting. Bernardo Silva bagged a brace and Riyad Mahrez, Phil Foden and Raheem Sterling also got on the scoresheet as they won the away leg 5-0.
If they can avoid a disaster at home, Manchester City will seal their place in the quarter-finals of the Champions League on Wednesday. The Cityzens are in great form and thrashed rivals Manchester United this past weekend, beating them 4-1. Kevin De Bruyne and Riyad Mahrez both scored two goals each as Pep Guardiola’s men produced a thoroughly dominant display at the Etihad. The Premier League leaders are on a three-game winning streak and are very likely to extend it in midweek. Meanwhile, Sporting CP have been quite inconsistent of late. Since suffering the 5-0 loss to City, they have won two games, lost one and drawn one. They have just two wins in their last six matches across all competitions, making this their worst run under Ruben Amorim.
Manchester City have one foot firmly in the quarter-finals and Sporting seem to have ran out of steam at a crucial juncture in the season. They did, however, win their latest outing in the league against minnows Arouca. Manchester City and Sporting CP have clashed three times till date. City have won twice while Sporting have won once. The last time the two sides clashed was in the first leg of this Round of 16 which Manchester City ended up winning 5-0. Ruben Dias is sidelined for Manchester City with a hamstring injury. Nathan Ake and Cole Palmer are the other players who will miss out due to injuries. Kyle Walker will miss the game due to suspension. Zack Steffen is a doubt as he is nursing a back problem.
Matheus Nunes is suspended due to an accumulation of yellow cards. Daniel Braganca, Joao Palhinha and Pote are all doubts after missing the weekend’s game against Arouca. Islam Slimani is likely to lead the attack after scoring a brace on Sunday.
NAME: Manchester City – Sporting CP
DATE: 9 Mar 2022
TIME: 20:00 UTC
VENUE: Etihad Stadium, Manchester, England
Manchester City : Ederson Moraes, Joao Cancelo, John Stones, Aymeric Laporte, Oleksandr Zinchenko, Fernandinho, Ilkay Gundogan, Bernardo Silva, Riyad Mahrez, Phil Foden, Raheem Sterling
Sporting CP : Antonio Adan, Goncalo Inacio, Sebastian Coates, Zouhair Feddal, Pedro Porro, Daniel Braganca, Manuel Ugarte, Ruben Vinagre, Pablo Sarabia, Nuno Santos, Islam Slimani