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Manchester City - Olympique de Marseille
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FT: Man City 3-0 Marseille. All over, and that is 16 points from a possible 18 for City, who sail through to the last 16 in emphatic fashion. Great to see Aguero back among the goals. Thanks for joining us. Goodnight.
Sterling will not many easier than that, as he hammers into the roof of the net after Marseille had made a mess of clearing Torres' low cross. Three added minutes here.
- Own-goalÁlvaro GonzálezOlympique de Marseille
GGGGGOOOOAAAALLLLL!!!! Man City 3-0 Marseille. Sterling puts the icing on the cake.
WIDE! Super effort from Foden from the free-kick, but it flies just wide.
Oh how they have missed him.
Torres goes down looking for a penalty, but a free-kick is give, as the foul happened just outside the box.
Marseille have got into some great areas, but their final pass has been woeful.
Torres gets to the byline, clips a cross into the middle, but it is just too high for Aguero.
Sterling lines one up from distance, but that is straight at Mandanda.
Something written 257 times in England.
Ake got up highest to meet a corner, his header was saved, but if you let Aguero free, with a loose ball around, there is only one place it is ending up.
GGGGGGGGOOOOOOAAAAALLLLL!!! Man City 2-0 Marseille. Who else? Aguero with a poacher's goal to make it two.
Triple change for Marseille! Andre Villas-Boas is going for it. Marley Ake, Kevin Strootman and Darío Benedetto on for Thauvin, Gueye and Sanson.
Aguero full of running as he chases down Marseille defenders. The visitors have to show more here - they have nothing to lose!
Torres has options in the middle, but Alvaro makes a block.
- OffDimitri PayetOlympique de Marseille
- OnMickaël CuisanceOlympique de Marseille
Double change for Marseille, with Mickael Cuisance and Valentin Rongier on for Payet and Kamara.
- OffRiyad MahrezManchester City
- OnSergio AgüeroManchester City
Here he is! Manchester City's all-time top goalscorer Sergio Aguero is back from injury and comes on for Mahrez.
SAVE! Thunderous strike from Walker, which Mandanda needs two hands to beat away.
Bernardo Silva drives at the Marseille backline, but Germain makes the block.
City come again, but Foden's pass lets him down.
CHANCE! Foden starts the move, then arrives on the edge of the box, but elects to use the side of his boot to steer the ball home, scuffing his effort wide. Put your foot through it!
In good company.
Thauvin get the ball across into the middle, but Stones is there to clear.
Aguero is up and goes for a warm-up. Wonder if he will get a run out this evening.
City look so much more dangerous at the start of this half. They spring forward again after stealing possession in the centre circle. Sterling finds Mahrez, who plays in Bernardo Silva on the overlap, but the Portuguese's cut-back is intercepted by a Marseille defender.
Having quite the season!
Half chance for Leonardo Balerdi, but he can only find the side-netting.
That is four goals in the Champions League now for Torres. Mahrez carried the attack to Marseille, Germain made the tackle, but inadvertently diverted the ball into the path of Torres, who steered the ball home.
- GoalFerrán TorresManchester City
GGGGGGOOOOOOOAAAAALLLLL!!! Man City 1-0 Marseille. Torres sweeps home to give City the lead.
Kevin De Bruyne has been sent out for a warm-up, too. Pep is not happy...
- OffIlkay GündoganManchester City
- OnRaheem SterlingManchester City
KICK OFF! After a short delay, we are back under way. One change for City, with Raheem Sterling replacing Gundogan. Pep going for this...
The visitors have had the better of it.
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HT: Man City 0-0 Marseille. Not the greatest game, but Marseille will be the happiest with how it has gone so far.
Two minutes to be added on at the end of the first half.
SAVE! Great chest control from Gueye takes him past Laporte, the angle is tight, but Steffen races out to make a fine block.
WIDE! Chance for Sanson as he snaps at a shot on the edge of the box, but it flies just wide.
BLOCK! Thauvin feeds the ball across right into the City dangerzone, but Stones does brilliantly to get across and get a foot in.
- Yellow cardPape GueyeOlympique de Marseille
First yellow card of the game for Pape Gueye as he clips Gundogan.
He has been in Manchester too long...
Nice pass from Mahrez down the line, but Torres cannot get on the end of it.
Ferran Torres lays it off for Mahrez, who has Foden to his left, but elects to shoot, wide.
Audacious from Payet as he spots catches Steffen off his line and has a dig from fully 40 yards, but Seffen gathers easily.
NO GOAL! What a finish, with the outside of his boot, from Payet, but he is a yard offside.
City under a bit of pressure here, with Payet at the forefront.
- OffEric GarcíaManchester City
- OnJohn StonesManchester City
Early change for City, with Eric Garcia having to go off injured. John Stones comes on.
Foden picks the ball up 30 yards from goal, cuts onto his left, fires for goal, but that is always heading over.
Don't need to translate this one. City have been bossing the ball, so far.
Nice ball from Walker into Bernardo Silva, but the Portuguese miscontrols at the key moment.
The rain is coming down, with Guardiola retreating to his seat.
Too. Many. Cooks.
Reasonably open game here, with both teams committing men forward.
Great cross from Payet into the middle, Valère Germain arrives right on cue, but gets his header all wrong.
OVER! What a ball in from Ilkay Gundogan, Laporte meets it, but heads over. May have come off the defender last, but goal kick nonetheless.
All City at the moment, who have taken a little bit longer to settle than normal.
SAVE! Well-timed through pass from Bernardo Silva into the path of Riyad Mahrez, who opens up his body, shoots across goal, but Steve Mandanda throws out a leg to make a fine save!
Thauvin tries to sneak in down the right, but Aymeric Laporte steps across to intercept.
First action for Zack Steffen, as he comes to claim Florian Thauvin's cross.
Nice move from City, Foden gets to the byline, but Bernardo Silva is penalised for handball as he goes for the header.
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KICK OFF! We are under way here in Manchester.
So here we go. This is a great opportunity for some of City's fringe players to show what they can do against the perfect opponent. Marseille’s run of 13 consecutive Champions League defeats, the longest in the competition’s history, ended last time out with a 2-1 victory against Olympiakos – they last won consecutive matches in 2011-12 versus Borussia Dortmund and Inter.
Ahead of kick off, catch up with all the latest transfer talk from across Europe as Arsenal and Tottenham look set to do battle in the transfer market.
A clean sheet tonight will complete a fine group stage for City' defence. City have conceded only one goal in the Champions League this season - the fewest of any team – the last side to concede as few by the end of the group stages were Barcelona in 2017-18 (one), while the last English side were Manchester United in 2010-11 (also one).
An important message after last night's unsavoury scenes.
Thought it was the Ghostbusters for a moment there
HEAD TO HEAD: Man City won 3-0 in their only previous game against Marseille in European competition, picking up an away victory at the Stade Vélodrome earlier in this season’s Champions League group stage. Marseille have only won one of their previous 12 away games against English sides in Europe (D4 L7), with that lone victory coming against Liverpool in the Champions League back in October 2007.
NINE CITY CHANGES, AGUERO ON BENCH: Not usually one to make wholesale changes, even for games with not much riding on them, Pep Guardiola has made nine changes to the City team that beat Fulham on Saturday. USA international Zak Steffen makes his Champions League debut in goal, while Phil Foden gets a start. It is still a very strong City side, with Sergio Aguero back on the bench. Former West Ham man Dimitri Payet lines up on the left-hand side of Marseille's attack, while ex-Newcastle winger Florian Thauvin is on the right
TEAM NEWS - MAN CITY: Team to face Marseille: Steffen, Walker, Garcia, Laporte, Ake, Fernandinho, Gundogan, Bernardo Silva, Mahrez, Foden, Torres... Subs: Carson, Stones, Sterling, Jesus, Aguero, De Bruyne, Mendy, Cancelo, Nmecha, Doyle, Palmer, Bernabe. /// MARSEILLE: Mandanda, Sakai, Alvaro, Balerdi, Nagatomo, Kamara, Gueye, Sanson, Thauvin, Payet, Germain.... Subs: Pele, Vanni, Perrin, Caleta-Car, Strootman, Rongier, Khaoui, Cuisance, Henrique, Benedetto, Ake.
The teams are in...
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