live scores and latest updates from the Champions League

live scores and latest updates from the Champions League

live scores and latest updates from the Champions League

Erling Haaland - Sevilla vs Manchester City: live scores and latest updates from Champions League - GETTY IMAGES

Erling Haaland – Sevilla vs Manchester City: live scores and latest updates from Champions League – GETTY IMAGES

19:27

Manchester City players arrive at the stadium

Akanji - Sevilla vs Manchester City: live scores and latest updates from the Champions League - GETTY IMAGES

Akanji – Sevilla vs Manchester City: live scores and latest updates from the Champions League – GETTY IMAGES

Phil Foden - Sevilla vs Manchester City: live scores and latest updates from the Champions League - GETTY IMAGES

Phil Foden – Sevilla vs Manchester City: live scores and latest updates from the Champions League – GETTY IMAGES

Jack Grealish and Riyad Mahrez - Sevilla vs Manchester City: live scores and latest updates from the Champions League - GETTY IMAGES

Jack Grealish and Riyad Mahrez – Sevilla vs Manchester City: live scores and latest updates from the Champions League – GETTY IMAGES

19:12

A bold selection by Pep Guardiola?

£ 100m man Jack Grealish returns to the sidelines as Akanji and Gomez both start tonight for Manchester City.

A courageous decision by Guardiola, but which he feels necessary if he wants to find a good way to make it without the injured Kyle Walker.

A sign of the injuries in the squad – and of the small size in general – that City has managed to fill the bench.

18:57

Sevilla team news

From the 11th: Bono, Jesus Navas, Carmona, Nianzou, Acuna, Gudelj, Delaney, Rakitic, Papu Gomez, Telles, Isco

Substitutes: Dmitrovic, Montiel, Rekik, Dolberg, Suso, Jordan, Januzaj, Rafa Mir, En Nesyri, Fernando, Kike Salas, Alberto F

18:52

Manchester City team news

Starting from the XI: Ederson, Cancelo, Akanji, Dias, Gomez, Rodrigo, De Bruyne, Bernardo, Foden, Grealish, Haaland

Substitutes: Ortega Moreno, Carson, Phillips, Ake, Gundogan, Alvarez, Mahrez, Palmer, Lewis, Wilson-Esbrand

18:34

Evening everyone

Of James DuckerNorthern Football Correspondent

The plane carrying the Manchester City team landed late in Seville last night (MON) due to the strong wind.

But that may be nothing next to Hurricane Pep Guardiola is hoping Erling Haaland will help City break through Europe this season.

Guardiola was in a locker room in Kharkiv three years ago, busy preparing for a Champions League draw against Shakhtar Donetsk the next night when Haaland’s name first came to his attention.

The Norwegian striker, then only 19, had just sacked a 43-minute hat-trick in RB Salzburg’s 6-2 demolition at Genk and hasn’t stopped scoring in the competition ever since.

City fans wondered if the outcome of last season’s agonizing Champions League semi-final defeat to Real Madrid would have been different if they had a forward of the ruthless genius of Karim Benzema in their midst.

They now have that man in Haaland, and as City begin their latest quest to win the cup with big ears, Guardiola admitted he could prove the difference, even though it was clear it would be foolhardy to expect his 51 million summer. pounds by signing alone to scratch that particular itch.

“If you only rely on Erling’s back we will not win the Champions League,” said the City manager. “I hope he can help us but we will not win only for him and we will not lose only for him. But he has a special quality and we hope that in important matches he can solve the problems we have, but if we don’t play well we will not win the Premier League or the Champions League.”

Sevilla are City’s opponent tonight (TUES) at Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan stadium, where Haaland needs no introduction. Last year he scored two goals in the 3-2 win with Borussia Dortmund, with a goal that underscored what Rodri described as Haaland’s ability to score out of thin air. Picking up the ball in the middle of the field, Haaland pushed the field 60 yards through the heart of the Sevilla team, exchanged a brace entering the penalty area and then slipped home to finish.

“The Champions League is a tough competition and you need these types of players because you won’t always be in good times,” said Rodri, the City midfielder. “He’s the kind of player you can pass the ball to and he’ll score out of thin air. He can make a big difference. “

Rodri - Sevilla vs Manchester City: live scores and latest updates from Champions League - Shutterstock

Rodri – Sevilla vs Manchester City: live scores and latest updates from Champions League – Shutterstock

There is no doubt that Haaland loves competition. He scored 23 goals in just 19 Champions League games, a record that not even Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo could match at 22, and was the youngest player in history to reach double figures in the competition, a milestone he also scored in fewer games (14). Paris Saint-Germain, Liverpool and Naples are among the protagonists who have not been able to rule it out.

With 10 goals already for City in just six Premier League games, Haaland enters this game in hot form and it’s hard to believe he won’t improve City’s European prospects.

Join us for team news at 7pm.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.