PREMIER LEAGUE leaders Manchester City are vying to finally win the one prize that has eluded the club under Pep Guardiola.
City face Sporting Lisbon in the Champions League with their laser-like focus on winning Europe’s top trophy.
Phil Foden will be hoping to make an impact in the Champions League once again for Manchester CityCredit: Rex
Sporting played out a thrilling 2-2 draw with Porto on Friday nightCredit: Getty
Sporting are currently second in the Primera Liga but are six points behind leaders and rivals Porto.
What time does Sporting Lisbon vs Manchester City kick off?
- Sporting host Manchester City on Tuesday, February 15.
- The match kicks off at 8pm UK time, which is the same time in Portugal.
- The game is taking place at Estadio Jose Alvalade.
- The clubs have faced each other just once before, in the Europa League, when Sporting went through on away goals after a 3-3 draw on aggregate.
What TV channel is Sporting Lisbon vs Manchester City on and can I live stream it?
Are there away goals in the Champions League this year?
Away goals have been AXED for Champions League and Europa League ties for the first time this season.
This won’t come into play until the second leg but if the scores are level at the end of the second leg, the teams will play two halves of 15 minutes of extra time.
If the scores are level at the end of extra time the tie will go to penalties.
City have some absentees in key positions, but Jack Grealish remains the biggest of the lot.
The England star is out of the trip with a leg injury.
Kyle Walker is suspended after picking up a red card in City’s final group game against RB Leipzig.
He will also miss the second leg and the first leg of the quarter-final if City progress.
Gabriel Jesus is fighting to be fit for City as well.
For the home side, Pedro Goncalves remains the only injury doubt.
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What are the odds?
Sporting Lisbon win 10-1
Man City win 2-7
Odds courtesy of Betfair are correct at the time of publication.
‘I run out of breath’
Man City legend Sergio Aguero fears that his heart “doesn’t work properly”.
Aguero had to roll credits on his glittering career last year while at Barcelona after experiencing chest pains and breathing difficulties during a 1-1 draw against Alaves on October 30.
The legendary striker was rushed to hospital and was diagnosed with cardiac arrhythmia, which led to him announcing his retirement during an emotional press conference in December at the age of 33.
The former Argentina international has shared a fresh health update and revealed that if he tries to play football he runs out of breath.
The former Atletico Madrid star added that he doesn’t know if he will ever be able to sprint again.
Aguero said during a Twitch stream: “If I try to play football now, I run out of breath.
“Sometimes I wonder if I will ever be able to sprint again. I just feel like my heart doesn’t work properly.”
Aguero said earlier this month that the first 15 days after his final match were very difficult.
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