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Gundogan named in starting XI to face BMG

GUNDO: Ilkay stretches it out

GUNDO: Ilkay stretches it out

Ilkay Gundogan makes his long-awaited City debut after being named in the starting XI to face Borussia Monchengladbach.

Starting XI:

Bravo, Zabaleta, Stones, Otamendi, Kolarov, Fernandinho, Gundogan, De Bruyne, Navas, Sterling, Aguero

Subs: Caballero, Clichy, Sane, Angelino, Sagna, Nolito, Iheanacho

Four changes

Sergio Aguero, Jesus Navas and Pablo Zabaleta are all recalled while Gundogan makes his City debut as the Blues make four changes from the team that beat Manchester United at the weekend - Kelechi Iheanacho, Bacary Sagna and Nolito make way.David Silva has picked up a minor knock.

Aguero returns though he still has a further two domestic matches to complete his three-game ban.

Expect Raheem Sterling and Navas to flank Aguero with Kevin De Bruyne and David Silva supplying the ammunition behind the Argentine. Fernandinho is likely to sit deep. 

Weather check

You'll be pleased to know the weather forecast is a warm, sunny evening with no threat of rain or thunder!

BMG starting XI:




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