Gomez, Phillips and Lewis begin towards Barca


Kalvin Phillips, Sergio Gomez and Rico Lewis all begin towards Barcelona as Pep Guardiola utilises his squad to full impact.

Stefan Ortega Moreno, Cole Palmer and Julian Alvarez additionally begin the sport, with Kyle Walker taking the captain’s armband.


CITY: Ortega, Walker (c), Gomez, Dias, Phillips, Lewis, Bernardo, Palmer, Foden, Mahrez, Alvarez

Subs: Ederson, Carson, Stones, Cancelo, Gundogan, Haaland, Rodrigo, De Bruyne, Bobb, Mbete, Knight, Wilson-Esbrand

Barca: Pena, Alba, Pique, Kounde, Sergio (c), Ferran, Kessie, Roberto, De Jong, Raphina, Aubameyang

Subs: Ter-Stegen, Dest, Araujo, Dembele, Lewandowski, Ansu Fati, Memphis, Christensen, Eric, Abde, Balde, Gavi, Pablo Torre, Tenas


Metropolis hardly ever begin in something aside from 4-3-3, however typically do not resemble something like 4-3-3 after kick-off!

This beginning XI is tough to foretell with Rico Lewis able to taking part in right-back or holding midfielder.

If he begins at right-back, Walker will seemingly associate Ruben Dias in central defence with Gomez left-back.

Then, Phillips would assume his pure holding position with Bernardo and Palmer finishing the midfield three and Phil Foden, Riyad Mahrez and Alvarez up entrance.

Barca title a robust beginning XI with Frenkie de Jong, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Raphina and Ferran Torres all included.

Robert Lewandowski is on the bench. 

Count on Leisure 

Either side have barely bought into their home league campaigns, however all sides will deal with this fixture with the respect it deserves.

And make sure of 1 factor – neither will wish to lose!

For Barcelona, it’s a good gauge of the place head coach Xavi’s rebuilding undertaking is at.

The Catalans have spent closely in the summertime as they try and change into a power to be reckoned with once more in Europe and in La Liga.

Metropolis will use the sport to present minutes to sharpen match health and Pep Guardiola can be eager for his crew to placed on an exhibition at his former stomping floor.

It will likely be aggressive, however good natured and pleasing.


  • That is the thirteenth time now we have confronted Barcelona in each aggressive and non-competitive video games. Our report is W3, D1, L9.
  • Our final pleasant assembly was in August 2009 after we gained 1-0 on the Camp Nou to assert the Joan Gamper Trophy. Martin Petrov was Metropolis’s goal-scorer.
  • We now have performed Barcelona six occasions in aggressive video games, successful one and dropping 5.
  • We gained our most up-to-date assembly with the Catalan outfit, a 3-1 Champions League Group Stage win on the Etihad Stadium in November 2016. Lionel Messi gave Barca the lead, however Metropolis fought again with two objectives from Ilkay Gundogan and one from Kevin De Bruyne.
  • Barcelona have two former Metropolis gamers of their ranks in Eric Garcia and Ferran Torres.

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