Behind the Scenes

Training: Preparations for Brugge begin!

The best of Sunday’s session at the City Football Academy, as attentions turn back towards the Champions League…

Manchester City welcome Club Brugge to the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday 3 November hoping to strengthen our claim for a spot in the Champions League knockout stages.

Pep Guardiola’s men currently sit second in Group A, one place and two points better off than our opponents following our tremendous 5-1 triumph in Belgium in our previous European outing.

A positive result for City would move us within one victory of qualification for the round of 16 and, with this in mind, we have begun preparations for Wednesday’s fixture with a typically high intensity.


Keen to bounce back from Saturday’s setback at home to Crystal Palace, the players took part in a number of possession-based drills before getting involved in a small-sided match.

Those who featured for the majority of the match against the Eagles took part in a recovery session, including some gym and bike work to help maintain their sharpness, before they re-join the rest of the squad ahead of Brugge’s visit on Wednesday.

Enjoy the best of the action from training via the video above…

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