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- Tedesco: “We owe it to ourselves and a fans”
- Manchester City have won 12 of their final 13 matches
- Sané (2011–16), Nastasić (2012–14) face former clubs
- Return leg takes place in Manchester on 12 March
Reporter’s perspective (James Thorogood, UEFA.com): Schalke’s final turn of 16 coming in 2015 was a thriller as they stormed behind from a 2-0 first-leg detriment to Real Madrid to give a champions an almighty trepidation during a Bernabéu, descending only brief in a 5-4 total defeat. Out of form and adult opposite free-scoring City, it’s tough to suppose a Royal Blues recreating a sorcery of a night Leroy Sané scored on his UEFA Champions League debut, though Schalke won’t fear a purpose of underdog.
Schalke: Fährmann; Caligiuri, S Sané, Nastasić, Oczipka; McKennie, Bentaleb, Matondo, Uth, Konoplyanka; Burgstaller
Out: Mascarell (suspended), Embolo (metatarsal), Schöpf (knee)
Doubtful: Stambouli (cheekbone)
Misses subsequent diversion if booked: Embolo, Rudy, Stambouli
Man. City: Ederson; Walker, Otamendi, Laporte, Danilo; De Bruyne, Fernandinho, Bernardo; Sterling, Agüero, L Sané
Out: Mendy (knee), Bravo (Achilles), Gabriel Jesus (hamstring), Stones (adductors)
Doubtful: Kompany (muscular)
Misses subsequent diversion if booked: Agüero, Otamendi, Fernandinho
Nastasić v Agüero: Sergio Agüero has been in peppery form – the Argentina striker scoring dual hat-tricks in his final 3 games – but Schalke’s three-man defence, that conceded only 4 goals in 6 organisation outings, presents a unbending test. “We’re underdogs though we still consider we have a chance,” pronounced centre-back Matija Nastasić. If a Serbian can get a improved of his former team-mate, a chances of Schalke holding a certain outcome to Manchester will be most higher.
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Last game: Schalke 0-0 Freiburg (16/02)
Last game: Newport County 1-4 City (16/02, FA Cup final 16)
Domenico Tedesco, Schalke coach
There’s zero like a Champions League knockout compare opposite one of a world’s best. We have worked tough to be means to play in a diversion like this. By logic, we are in with a chance. Of march we aren’t favourites, though we have done it to this turn [on merit]. Manchester City have an intensely clever group and we need to be strong. We owe it to ourselves and to a fans.
City are really structured in their phases of play. Every actor knows what a others are doing. They are quite good in a ‘number eight’ position. Yet even if we do your pursuit well, it can make we exposed in some respects. Any group can compensate a cost [against them].
Pep Guardiola, Man. City manager
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Article source: https://www.uefa.com/uefachampionsleague/season=2019/matches/round=2000981/match=2026845/prematch/preview/index.html?rss=2590063+Schalke+v+Manchester+City+preview:+all+you+need+to+know