Guardiola has happy day as Man City win in Germany

Marcus Newton
October 3, 2018

Hoffenheim enter the game against City following a loss to RB Leipzig on Saturday.

But Guardiola, who was banned from the touchline for the defeat to Lyon after confronting the referee at half-time of City's exit to Liverpool in last season's quarterfinals, decided against any criticism.

After losing the opener to Lyon, it looked like City would just get a point from this match, but the Spanish worldwide would deliver the most important goal for the team in this young season.

"I don't want to talk about the officials, I want to be on the bench, with my players in the next game", he said.

The Champions League match between Hoffenheim and Manchester City will be broadcast live on TNT.

The away win was thoroughly deserved as City were finally rewarded for their patience after dominating a determined Hoffenheim defence for long spells.

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United are unbeaten in their eight previous Champions League ties with Valencia (W2 D4) although this is the first game between the clubs in the competition since December 2010 when the game finished 1-1.

The rude awakening City endured offered another timely reminder of their frailties in away Champions League matches.

Guardiola met Hoffenheim six times whilst manager of Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga. The reason I say that is purely down to the fact Liverpool have a more settled back five this season.

The teams meet again in Manchester in the final round of matches in December and Hoffenheim head coach Julian Nagelsmann, just 31, said the defeat gives them something to build on. The two players will be the focus of City's attack on Tuesday. "After the last game it was so important that we didn't lose".

After seeing Lyon capitalize on City mistakes, Hoffenheim will try to force City into errors and look for Andrej Kramaric and Adam Szalai to find the back of the net.

Despite losing their opening match, City are still favourites to go through from Group F.

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