MA CITY XI, WHICH IS OVER REAL MADRID:Ederson, Stones, Dias, Laporte, Zinchenko, De Bruyne, Rodri, Bernardo Silva, Mahrez, Gabriel Jesus, Foden. Substitutes: Ake, Sterling, Gundogan, Grealish, Steffen, Fernandinho, Carson, Egan-Riley, Mbete-Tabu, Palmer, McAtee, Lavia.
REAL MADRID XI TO FACE MAN CITY: Courtois, Carvajal, Eder Militao, Alaba, Mendy, Valverde, Kroos, Modric, Rodrygo, Benzema, Vinicius Junior. Substitutes: Vallejo, Nacho, Asensio, Marcelo, Lunin, Casemiro, Lucas, Bale, Ceballos, Isco, Camavinga, Fuidias.
Judging: Istvan Kovacs (Romania)
So Pep has made four changes compared to XI, who were not exactly taxed during the 5-1 win over Watford at the weekend.
John Stones and Kyle Walker were in doubt about injuries, and although the Stones have managed it, Walker has not. Also in XI are Bernardo Silva, Riyad Mahrez and Phil Foden. Fernandinho, Jack Grealish and Raheem Sterling all have to settle for seats on the bench.
For Real, Valverde will join Modrić and Kroos in a midfield tree with Rodrygo starting the attack.