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Manchester City

Saturday 17 December 2022
Kickoff at 13:00 GMT
Academy Stadium,North Gate, Etihad Campus 400 Ashton New Rd Manchester M11 4TQ

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All you need to know ahead of our friendly with Girona...


City begin post-World Cup preparations by hosting La Liga side Girona.

The game will be held at the Academy Stadium on Saturday, 17 December with a kick-off of 13:00 (UK).

CITY+ and Recast will be exclusively streaming the game live.


You can keep across all of the action via the official Man City app, as well as the key moments on Twitter: @ManCity.


Our Matchday Live show, will begin one hour before we get under way at the Academy Stadium

The Matchday Live team will reconvene for a half-time debrief before a more in-depth post-match verdict after the full-time whistle.

The guests (to be confirmed) 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 while our text commentary continues.

Highlights will be available after the match on and the Man City App , while a full-match replay will also be  shown on  CITY+ and Recast for subscribers following the game.



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Last Time Out

City suffered a 2-1 home defeat to Brentford in the last Premier League game before the World Cup began.

Ivan Toney scored the opener for the Bees before Phil Foden levelled just before the break.

But Toney had the final say, with a winner deep into added time.

Previous Meeting

The teams last met in August 2017 in Catalonia.

Portu scored the only goal of the game on 14 minutes to secure a 1-0 win for Girona.

Form Guide

City's six game unbeaten run was ended by Brentford.

The Blues are second in the Premier League, five points adrift of leaders Arsenal.

Girona have won their last four games - a mixture of La Liga, Copa Del Rey and one friendly match - all by a single goal.

They are 13th in La Liga with 16 points from 14 games.

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