As it happened: Manchester City 0-0 Sporting Lisbon


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Match Report

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No goals on the night but the job was done three weeks ago for City who are safely through to the quarter-final draw which will take place next Friday. 
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It's ends goalless here at the Etihad Stadium but City go through comfortably 5-0 on aggregate. 
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93' 0-0

Sterling should have scored at the death. Brilliant link-up play between himself and McAtee but he fires into the side netting. 
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90+1' 0-0

Gundogan corner reaches Stones but he can't divert his header on target. Great chance!
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90' 0-0

Three minutes to be tagged on here. 
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84' 0-0

Luke Mbete is on for his UCL debut in place of Aymeric Laporte.
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82' 0-0

Slimani and Mahrez both with chances at either end as the game starts to open up a touch.
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78' 0-0

Sporting subs:

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76' 0-0

Tremendous save from Carson, Paulinho bearing down on goal is denied by the veteran shot-stopper who is brave and makes himself big to keep things level. 
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73' 0-0

Scott Carson comes on for Ederson to the biggest cheer of the game. 
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67' 0-0

Defence-splitting pass from Fernandinho but Mahrez's cross is diverted away with Sterling lurking for a tap-in.
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64' 0-0

It's Sporting's turn to ask the questions here at the Etihad but there is still no goals to report.
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58' 0-0

The Sporting fans are enjoying themselves at least.

They are doing the "Poznan" in the away end like the City supporters brought out on Sunday's derby win. 

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56' 0-0

McAtee has made an impact since his introduction. 

Tees up Jesus but his effort is smothered.

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47' No Goal

Jesus deceived the keeper as he fired in at the near post but it is chalked off for offside.

Great skill from Mahrez with a chance just before that. 

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Half-time : Substitutions

James McAtee and Riyad Mahrez are on as City try to get themselves ahead.


Phil Foden and Bernardo Silva are those who make way. 


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Not a lot to ride home about in the opening 45 minutes. Raheem Sterling with the only clear sight of goal at either end. Sporting asking questions but lacking penetration going forward.


Plenty of players warming up for City before the break. There could be changes. 

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Half-time 0-0

No added time at the end of the first period and it remains goalless at the break with City holding a commanding aggregate lead. 
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40' Yellow Card

Sporting striker Islam Slimani get his name in the book 
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39' Yellow Card

The most-fouled player on the pitch Gabriel Jesus finds himself in the book ironically enough for a handball. 
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39' Chance!

Terrific first time pass from Foden to Sterling but his attempted chip is saved by Adan. 
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30' 0-0

Disciplined defending from Sporting with City creating nothing clear cut to this point. 
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24' 0-0

Jesus asking for a penalty once more. Foden tries his luck from 25 yards but Adan bats it out for a corner.
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23' Close

Jesus gets in behind and flashes a ball across the area but Sterling can't quite get there. 

Still 0-0

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15' 0-0

Yellow card for Sporting's number 21 Paulinho for a foul on City defender Aymeric Laporte.

No breakthrough as yet. 

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Message made clear in Manchester tonight:

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12' 0-0

It remains goalless but interesting to note that Gabriel Jesus is again being deployed on the right while Phil Foden takes up the centre of a front three.

Sterling on the left.

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City have an appeal for a penalty waved away by the Turkish referee Halil Umut Meler.

Gabriel Jesus seemed to be bundled over inside the area.

Nothing doing. 

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A lively start from Raheem Sterling, buzzing around the left-wing.
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And we're off

Kick-off at the Etihad Stadium and we are underway.
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Almost there:

We are almost ready for kick-off with the players now walking out from the tunnel. 
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Pep on Egan-Riley selection:

"We don't have a few more alternatives, we know him. Many years in the academy and training with us regularly. So stable person and player so I'm pretty sure he'll do a good game.
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Century for Dinho

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Sporting starting line-up

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Sporting team news to come:

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Confirmed City XI:

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Kick-off fast approaching

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Ref watch:

With team news edging closer here is a look at the official appointments:


Halil Umut Meler (TURKEY)

Assistant referees

Mustafa Eyisoy (TURKEY)

Ibrahim Çaglar Uyarcan (TURKEY)

Video Assistant Referee

Paolo Valeri (ITALY)

Assistant Video Assistant Referee

Abdulkadir Bitigen (TURKEY)

Fourth Official

Arda Kardeşler (TURKEY)


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Mild night in Manchester

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Silva's stunner

Check out Bernardo Silva's incredible goal from the first leg:


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All you need to know:

Be sure to check out our very own James Denley's preview ahead of tonight's second leg. 
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Catch the highlights of the first leg from the BT Sport YouTube channel: 
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Stay tuned:

Do not miss a detail of the match with the live updates and commentaries of VAVEL. Follow along with us all the details, commentaries, analysis and lineups for this last-16 second-leg tie between Manchester City and Sporting Lisbon.
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The visitors are ready:

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Match day in Manchester!

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Sporting coach Ruben Amorim on City's injuries:

"They are missing players but they have more than enough to put out a great team.

"They only need a few players. There are other players on the bench and looking at them, they could easily be first-team players.

"It will not make it easier. It is a small group but it is a group of huge quality. They are all first-team players. It doesn’t mean anyone can relax."

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Guardiola says City have only 14 senior players available

"We have just 14 players available, we have a few problems with Kyle suspended and Joao is sick and can't play.

"We had an incredible game first leg, 5-0, but we still aren't through. We'll take a top side as much as possible to win the game. [Ake] is out too. Right now, we have just three defenders, not much. We have to adapt maybe with the second team, we will see what we have to do.

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Pep on Walker's suspension:

"Kyle Walker deserved the three-match ban. When a player does a stupid thing he deserves a three-match ban. I am still so angry with him."
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Sporting Lisbon Predicted XI

Adan; Reis, Coates, Inacio; Porro, Ugarte, Essugo, Vinagre; Sarabia, Slimani, Edwards
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Manchester City: Predicted XI

Ederson; Stones, Mbete, Laporte, Zinchenko,  Fernandinho, Gundogan, Silva; Mahrez, Jesus, Sterling
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Sporting Lisbon: Team News

The Portuguese visitors also have selection problems with Matheus Nunes suspended and both Joao Palhinha and Pedro Goncalves set to miss out through injury. 
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Manchester City: Team news

Pep Guardiola announced in Tuesday's press conference that he has only 14 senior players to call upon for the second leg.

Ruben Dias is set for a spell on the sidelines with a hamstring injury while Joao Cancelo is 'sick' following the Manchester Derby victory. 

With Kyle Walker suspended and Nathan Ake also injured just John Stones, Aymeric Laporte and Oleks Zinchenko are available for selection in defence. 

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Tall order

No team has ever overcome a five-goal aggregate deficit in the Champions League and it would be a huge surprise if Sporting were to get a result let alone win the tie on Wednesday.


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City in control

Manchester City hold a commanding 5-0 aggregate lead after a resounding victory in Portugal three weeks ago.
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Kick-off time

The Manchester City vs Sporting Lisbon match will be played at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester, England. The kick-off is scheduled at 20:00 BST.
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