Man City have won each of their last three meetings with Schalke in European competition, including a 5-1 win in the 1969-70 Cup Winners’ Cup semi-final in their only previous home meeting with the German club.The Citizens have lost only one of their previous 10 home games against German opposition in all European competitions – a 3-1 reverse in the 2013-14 Champions League group stage against Bayern Munich.Schalke, by comparison, are without a win in their last six games against English sides since a 2-0 victory at Arsenal in October 2012, which is their sole victory in England.
That was City’s last league outing for three weeks as focus now turns back to the Champions League and FA Cup, before a fortnight hiatus for international football.The target, with two-and-a-half months of the season to go, is to win all four competitions that they entered.
Watch stream open: Link
Manchester City possible starting lineup:
Ederson; Walker, Kompany, Laporte, Zinchenko; Bernardo, Gundogan, David Silva; Sane, Aguero, Sterling
Schalke possible starting lineup:
Fahrmann; Stambouli, Sane, Nastasic; McKennie, Serdar, Bentaleb, Mendyl; Embolo, Skrzybski; Burgstaller.