The City squad stepped out on the training pitches at the City Football Academy ahead of our Uefa Champions League group stage clash...

The Blues open our European campaign at home to Lyon on Wednesday 19 September, kick-off at 8pm. 

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Following a 3-0 victory over Fulham in our recent Premier League meeting, Pep Guardiola's side were back in training, focused on the challenge ahead. 

Club photographer, Matt McNulty, was at the session and capture all the best moments as the squad trained with the new UCL balls. 

Take a look at our training gallery below...