Manchester Metropolis are a win away from reaching the Champions League last-16 with the minimal of fuss, and as soon as once more it appears a query of what number of towards Copenhagen this night.
Metropolis put 5 previous the Danish aspect on the Etihad final week when Erling Haaland scored one other two targets to take his tally within the competitors to twenty-eight. One other brace tonight would see the Metropolis striker draw stage with Wayne Rooney and Kaka for Champions League targets.
Until Pep Guardiola decides to relaxation him after all, which is a risk given Metropolis journey to Liverpool on Sunday. Haaland has began all 13 of Metropolis’s video games in all competitions this season, scoring 19 targets within the course of.
Talking at his pre-match press convention, Guardiola mentioned: “Tomorrow I’m going to resolve what’s the workforce choice.
“I’ve to talk with the gamers, physios and medical doctors and resolve what’s the greatest. Then we’ll see.
“It is true that within the final 25-Half-hour when video games are tight, that’s when fatigue and the danger of accidents rises. However currently we have been fortunate to attain targets within the first half and firstly of the second, then after we will rotate.
“Nevertheless it’s not simply to relaxation gamers for fatigue however to contain everybody. I prefer it when everybody will be concerned within the workforce and play as greatest as doable and attain the most effective stage.”
Metropolis have needed to chop and alter defensively this season, with Ruben Dias, John Stones and Kyle Walker all struggling damage issues. That has offered Nathan Ake with extra first-team alternatives, and he has been one in every of Metropolis’s most improved gamers. Metropolis would like to have qualification secured earlier than their journey to Haaland’s former membership Borussia Dortmund.
Full workforce information on the way in which shortly.