Manchester City and Roma will take on each other in their respective second match of UEFA Champions League Group E match at the Etihad Stadium on Tuesday.
Manchester City comes into the match after a poor start in their Champions League campaign, losing 1-0 to Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena in their first match. But manager Manuel Pellegrini’s men are doing well in Barclays Premier League, standing in the third position with Chelsea on top followed by Southampton. They won two, drew one and loss one in their last four games played. The top scorers for the team this season are Lampard, Dzeko and Aquero, who have scored four goals apiece.
Roma on the other hand are in top form with four consecutive wins in their last four matches played. They started the Champions League campaign with a 5-1 win against CSKA Moscow and are on top of Group E. The Roma defence has conceded only two goals in Serie A and Europe and the presence of Ashley Cole can make it even stronger. Their top scorers this season are Gervinho and Florenzi, who have scored four goals apiece, and Destro with two goals.
Manchester City: Samir Nasri is ruled out on a groin surgery and it’s still doubtful if other players like Stevan Jovetic, Fernando and Matija Nastasic will recover for the crucial match.
Roma: Kevin Strootman, Daniele De Rossi, Davide Astori and Leandro Castan will miss the game due to injuries, while Morgan De Sanctis and Juan Iturbe are doubtful if they can make it to the squad for Tuesday’s match.
The two clubs have never met. It will be tough for the English team to beat the Italian team but they should draw hope in the fact that their opponents have not win even a single game on English soil.
Manchester City: Hart, Zabaleta, Kompany, Demichelis, Kolarov, Toure, Fernandinho, Silva, Aguero, Milner, Dzeko
Roma: De Sanctis, Maicon, Yanga-Mbiwa, Manolas, Torosidis, Pjanic, Keita, Naninggolan, Florenzi, Totti, Gervinho
Manchester City vs Roma Live Streaming Details:
The match between Manchester City and Roma will start at 2.45 pm CET, 7.45 pm BST and 12.15 am IST (Wednesday).