Manchester City and Atalanta BC will lock horns for the first time in European competition on Tuesday night as the Premier League champions welcome the Italian side to the Etihad Stadium.
Manchester City vs Atalanta preview for Tuesday’s Champions League match at the Etihad Stadium. Atalanta have lost their opening two Group C games, their first ever fixtures in this competition.
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Pep Guardiola’s side are sitting comfortably at the top of Group C with six points from an available six, while Atalanta are bottom having lost their first two Champions League matches to Dinamo Zagreb and Shakhtar Donetsk.
Manchester City: Ederson; Cancelo, Otamendi, Stones, Mendy; De Bruyne, Rodri, Gundogan; Bernardo, Aguero, Sterling
Atalanta: Gollini; Toloi, Palomino, Masiello; Hateboer, Freuler, Pasalic, Gosens; Malinovskiy, Muriel, Gomez
Manchester City vs Atalanta Match Info
Date: Tuesday October 22 2019
Kick-off time: 8.00pm BST
Venue: Etihad Stadium
Referee: Orel Grinfeld (Israel)
Manchester City vs Atalanta Match Preview
Atalanta’s debut in the Champions League is proving to be a baptism of fire – and now it only gets harder with this trip to Manchester City.
The Italian club achieved their highest ever Serie A finish last term of third position which meant that after six previous European campaigns, including last season and the one before, they finally got to mix it with the continent’s elite via direct entry to the group phase.