Behind the Scenes

Open training: City prepare for Red Star clash

Watch as Pep Guardiola's City side prepare for Tuesday's Champions League clash with Red Star Belgrade.

City welcome the champions of the Serbian SuperLiga to the Etihad Stadium for the 20:00 (UK) kick-off on Tuesday 19 September.

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Tuesday's match marks our first game in the competition as European champions after winning the Champions League back in June.

It's also the first time the two sides have ever met, with City never previously facing a side from Serbia.

2023/24 is our 13th consecutive season in the Champions League, reaching the knockout stages in each of the last 10 campaigns.

To do so again this year, we'll have to qualify through a Group G that also includes RB Leipzig and Young Boys.

Watch our training session above...

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Minute-by-minute text updates will begin in our Matchday Centre two hours before kick-off, whilst our Matchday Live show will begin at 18:45 (UK).

David James, Steph Houghton and Steve Howey are special guests on the latest Matchday Live show, offering their expert insight at half-time and in greater detail after the final whistle.

They will also answer viewer questions throughout the broadcast, with audience participation actively encouraged on Matchday Live. To get in touch, send a WhatsApp to: +447537186538.

During the game you can listen to live audio commentary from Alistair Mann and Kit Symons while our text commentary continues.

Make sure to have push notifications turned on as well, so you can be alerted to key moments in the action, including goals, red cards and the team news.


Highlights from the match, as well as a full-match replay [available on CITY+ and Recast] will also be available.