UEFA Champions League Play-Offs IST (Indian Time), Live Stream and TV telecast: After grabbing a commanding 5–0 victory Manchester City will be welcoming Steaua Bucharest for the second leg fixture of the UEFA Champions League play-offs at the Etihad stadium this Wednesday on August 24th.
UEFA Champions League Play-Offs IST Time and Live Stream
Match: Manchester City Vs Steaua Bucharest (UEFA Champions League Play-Offs)
Date: August 24, 2016; 19:45 UK; 0:15 AM (25th August IST)
Venue: Etihad Stadium, Manchester
Manchester City Vs Steaua Bucharest TV Details: Ten action/sports (Indian viewers), BT sports (UK), Sky Sports
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Guardiola’s team demolished The Romanian side at their own stadium in the first leg of this tie, as the game ended 5–0. Spanish maestro David Silva opened the score in the 13th minute, later Argentinian forward Sergio Aguero made it 2–0 in the 41st minute. New boy Nolito made it even worse for Steaua scoring the 3rd goal in 49th minute. Moreover Aguero secured the victory as he completed his first hatrick of the season with the goals in the 78 and 89th minute. As for team news Bacary Sagna, captain Vincent Kompany, Leroy Sane, and a German midfielder Ikay Gundogan are all having injuries. Pep Guardiola will certainly be happy to give some of his reserve players a rare start, namely Fernando, Delp, Iheanacho, Clichy etc. could add some minutes under their belts.
Basically, there is no hope for Romanian team to go through to the group stages. Whatever team the Steaua send over it’s exceedingly improbable that they can overturn this huge deficit, so it looks like they will be playing in the Europa League this season rather than in the Champions League.
Manchester City: Predicted Line-up (4–3‑3)
Caballero – Clichy, Stones, Otamendi, Zabaleta – Delph, Fernando, Silva – Navas, Iheanacho, Nolito.
Steaua Bucharest: Predicted Line-up (4–2‑3–1)
Florin Nita – Gabriel Enache , Tamas, Mitrea, Marko Momcilovic – Muniru, Achim – Nicolae Stanciu, Popa, Jugurtha Hamroun – Golubovic.