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Champions League
Champions League
Tuesday 3 November 2020
Kickoff at 20:00 GMT
Etihad Stadium, Ashton New Rd, Manchester M11 3FF
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All you need to know ahead of Tuesday's Champions League home encounter with Olympiakos...


City resume Champions League action on Tuesday, November 2 when we welcome Greek side Olympiakos to the Etihad, with kick-off at 8pm (UK).

The game will be televised live on BT Sport in the UK. Fans living abroad should check out our global TV listings to find out how you can tune in wherever you are in the world.

You can also follow all the action in our Matchday Centre on and on Twitter: @ManCity, whilst a full-match replay will be available to watch on CITY+ from midnight onwards.


Sergio Aguero, Fernandinho and Benjamin Mendy are all out with injury.

However, Gabriel Jesus will be assessed after training after stepping up his recovery from the muscle injury which has sidelined him since our first game of the season away at Wolves.

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This is the first ever match between the teams.

Olympiakos will be looking to bounce back after losing 2-0 away to Porto last week on Matchday 2.

The Greek side had opened their Group C campaign with an impressive 1-0 win over Marseille in Athens in late October.


Pep Guardiola: "It’s the Champions League. You cannot fake a step. If you do, you struggle. You know the UCL... you have to secure home games and win at least one away. We did it, winning in Marseille. But we know we have to secure points at home. It (winning) would be a big step to qualifying for next round."

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Referee: Carlos del Cerro Grande (ESP)

Assistant referees: Juan Carlos Yuste (ESP); Roberto Alonso Fernandez (ESP)

Video Assistant Referee: José María Sánchez (ESP)

Assistant Video Assistant Referee: Guillermo Cuadra Fernandez (ESP)

Fourth official: José Luis Munuera Montero (ESP)


Manchester City

  • This is our tenth UEFA Champions League campaign; we have been involved in the group stage every season since 2011/12 and have reached the round of 16 in seven successive campaigns.
  • Man City have scored 41 goals in our last 15 UEFA Champions League matches; over the last two seasons our record is W15 D3 L3 with 57 goals scored and 22 conceded.
  • City are unbeaten in nine home European matches (W8 D1) since a 2-1 loss against Lyon on Matchday 1 in 2018/19.
  • Manchester City's best UEFA Champions League performance was reaching the 2015/16 semi-finals.
  • City's only previous games against a Greek club came in the 2010/11 UEFA Europa League round of 32, when a 0-0 first-leg draw at Aris Thessaloniki was followed by a 3-0 home win at the City of Manchester Stadium in which Edin Džeko scored twice in the first 12 minutes and Yaya Touré added a third in the second half.


  • Olympiakos are in the group stage for the 20th time. In 2019/20 they finished third in their section behind eventual champions Bayern München and Tottenham Hotspur, picking up four points to finish one ahead of Crvena zvezda.
  • Pedro Martins' side then earned a famous win against Arsenal in the UEFA Europa League round of 32, progressing on away goals after a 2-2 aggregate draw (0-1 h, 2-1 a), but came unstuck against another English club in the last 16, losing to Wolves (1-1 h, 0-1 a).
  • Olympiakos played no fewer than six matches against Premier League opponents in 2019/20. After a 2-2 home draw and 4-2 away defeat – in which they had led 2-0 – against Tottenham in the UEFA Champions League group stage, they claimed that famous knockout success against Arsenal before being eliminated by Wolves.
  • Having lost on each of their first 12 visits to England, conceding 37 goals and scoring only three, Olympiacos have recorded two wins in their last five trips (D1 L2), the victories both coming at Arsenal.
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Shaun Wright-Phillips and Michael Brown will be with us for the We’re Not Really Here matchday show.

Our former stars will join presenter Cel Spellman in the studio to provide their expert analysis.

We’re Not Really Here begins one hour before kick-off at 7pm (UK), when Wright-Phillips and Brown will be discussing all things City to get you in the mood for the game.

We return to the studio at half-time for a brief round-up on the opening 45 minutes, and five minutes after the final whistle, we’ll be live for half an hour of post-match reaction, when our guests will dissect the game and respond to the fans’ Man of the Match poll, questions, and comments. Get in touch, using the hashtag #WNRH!

We’re Not Really Here is available to watch on all of our official digital platforms, whilst during the game there will be live commentary and footage of fans around the world, which you can enjoy exclusively on and our official app.

You can watch full-match replays of every men's first team game with a CITY+ subscription.

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