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Club Brugge v Man City: Live stream and TV details, how to watch, injury news and predicted teams

Manchester City face Club Brugge for the first time in their history. Here’s everything you need to know about Champions League clash on Tuesday.

<p>Manchester City celebrate scoring in Champions League. Credit: Getty.</p>

Manchester City celebrate scoring in Champions League. Credit: Getty.

Manchester City revert their attention to the Champions League as they travel to Belgium to face Club Brugge at the Jan Breydel Stadium. 

The Citizens were victorious in their return to league action on Saturday, defeating Burnley 2-0 at the Etihad with Bernardo Silva and Kevin de Bruyne on target.

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City’s opponents Brugge were also victorious, overcoming Kortrijk 2-0 on Friday night with Ruud Vormer scoring a first-half brace to keep the pressure on league leaders Royale Union Saint-Gilloise.

Now the two meet in Europe’s top competition with both needing a result to enhance their chances of progressing.

Brugge are ahead of City with four points from their opening two matches after drawing with Paris Saint-Germain and defeating RB Leipzig 2-1.

City meanwhile, comfortably beat RB Leipzig in their opening group game but were undone by former Everton midfielder Idrissa Gueye, as well as some Lionel Messi magic when they played PSG at the end of September.

Could Zack Steffen be given a second consecutive start? (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

This is the first competitive meeting between the two sides so Pep Guardiola will be keen to get a maiden win over a new opponent.

The last time Man City played a team from Belgium was in 2003 when Nicolas Anelka scored in a 1-0 win against KSC Lokeren in the UEFA Cup. City hold a good record against Belgian teams, winning five of their last six matches, with the last defeat coming to Standard Liege in 1978.

What’s the latest team news?

Ferran Torres is the long-term absentee for City after sustaining a foot fracture while on international duty for Spain in the Nations League.

A key decision that Guardiola faces is whether to use Brazilian duo Gabriel Jesus and Ederson. The pair missed out on Saturday’s win after they were sent to Belgium following a late return from international duty. Both had played in Colombia, a red list country in the eyes of the UK, so their stay in Belgium has proved a practical one. By the time the rest of City’s players arrive in Belgium though, their entire pre-match training sessions will have taken place.

Former Liverpool and Sunderland goalkeeper Simon Mignolet will want to haunt one of his old foes. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

In their absence on Saturday, American goalkeeper Zack Steffen deputised and kept a clean sheet in his second Premier League appearance, while Raheem Sterling was played up front.

Ilkay Gundogan and Oleksandr Zinchenko both were amongst the substitutes at the weekend after both spending time in the treatment room recently, and could be in contention.

What about the opposition?

There are no real selection issues for Brugge to deal with as they have a clean bill of health. Their only worry is that if Eder Balanta receives a caution then he will miss the trip to the Etihad next month. Balanta, like City’s South American stars, returned home late and did not play on Friday.

Vormer, Brugge’s club captain scored a brace on the weekend which now has him ranked as their joint-top scorer this season. He is tied with starlet Charles De Ketelaere, 20, who has four goals and two assists in the Belgian Pro League.

Another player for City to contend with is Dutch international Noa Lang, who is reportedly attracting interest from both Arsenal and Liverpool. The 22-year-old has five assists this season, the most in the team and three goals.

City fans will also notice a familiar face in between the sticks for Brugge. Their number one shot stopper is Simon Mignolet, who played for Liverpool and Sunderland in the Premier League for almost a decade.

There is also a Brit among their ranks with eight-time Scotland international Jack Hendry involved. Hendry is a centre-back and has played in Belgium since the start of last season with Oostende, before joining the Belgian champions.

Predicted line-ups

Brugge: Mignolet; Mata, Hendry, Nsoki, Sobol; Vormer, Rits, Vanaken; Sowah, De Ketelaere, Lang

Man City: Ederson; Walker, Dias, Laporte, Zinchenko; Gundogan, Rodri, De Bruyne; Jesus, Foden, Grealish

Is the match on TV?

Yes. It’s an early tea-time kick-off for City fans with the game starting at 5.45pm with coverage beginning at 5pm on BT Sport 2.

City’s Under-19s squad play Club Brugge’s academy in the UEFA Youth League on BT Sport 1 at 12.30pm should you want to keep an eye on how Brian Barry-Murphy’s young Blues get on.

How can I watch highlights?

Highlights will be available for all to watch on BT Sports’ Champions League YouTube channel. You can also watch at 10.30pm on BT Sport 2, Champions League Tonight which reflects on all of the action of that matchday.