Manchester City supervisor Pep Guardiola remains to be sweating on the health of three gamers.
After enjoying out an enthralling 3-3 draw with Newcastle on the weekend, the Premier League champions made the journey to Spain to play Barcelona in a charity pleasant.
Guardiola made a sequence of modifications to the lineup from St. James’ Park, with Stefan Ortega, Kalvin Phillips, Cole Palmer and Julian Alvarez amongst those that began at Camp Nou.
Alvarez put City in entrance earlier than City fell behind courtesy of objectives from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Frenkie de Jong.
Palmer restored parity earlier than Memphis Depay once more put the hosts in entrance, with Riyad Mahrez approaching to attain a stoppage time penalty to tug City degree after Erling Haaland was introduced down within the space.
Having conceded six occasions in 4 days and drawn successive video games, Guardiola can be eager on main City again to profitable methods when the Blues welcome Crystal Palace to the Etihad Stadium on Saturday.
The Eagles have impressed towards Arsenal and Liverpool of their opening video games, profitable 3-1 towards Aston Villa of their most up-to-date league outing.
Manchester City can be in search of revenge towards Patrick Vieira’s males, who pulled off a 2-0 victory over the Premier League champions within the fixture final time period.
City have taken seven factors from their opening three league video games and enter matchday 4 in second place within the desk, solely behind Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal.
Talking forward of the go to from Palace, Pep Guardiola has offered an replace on his squad’s health while talking in his press convention on Friday afternoon.
The Catalan was unable to verify whether or not Kalvin Phillips, Nathan Ake, Jack Grealish or Luke Mbete will play any half in Saturday’s conflict on the Etihad Stadium.
“We train this afternoon. Then I will know the situation of everyone. I don’t know at the moment,” mentioned the 51 year-old.
City confronted a troublesome battle in defence towards Newcastle, who induced the Blues all types of issues within the first half and entered the interval with a two-goal cushion.
Erling Haaland and Bernardo Silva scored across the hour mark to arrange an entertaining finale at St. James’ Park.
Regardless of City’s efforts to assert a late winner, Eddie Howe’s males held out for a a lot deserved level and Guardiola can be demanding an improved all-round show from his aspect this weekend.
City have been drawn alongside Sevilla, Borussia Dortmund and FC Copenhagen within the Champions League group-stage this season following Thursday’s draw.