Our prediction for this Champions League match:
All eyes will be on Jan Breydel Stadion when Club Brugge and Manchester City take on each other in the Champions League group stages round 3. Club Brugge did well to hold star-studded PSG to a 1-1 draw in their opener, with the team beating Leipzig in their second group game. The Belgian champions aim to give fans yet another reason for celebration, but they will have a big fish to fry in Tuesday’s football match. Colombia defender Eder Balanta returns from international duty, while both Mitrovic and Providence remain in the recovery room.
The Citizens, on the other hand, aim to bounce back from a 2-0 loss to PSG, and seeing that Pep Guardiola rested several first-team regulars in a 2-0 win over Burnley at the weekend, we are tempted to put our money on the Premier League giants. All Kyle Walker, Ruben Dias, and Jack Grealish return to the starting XI, while Ilkay Gundogan has overcome his injury. Both Ederson and Gabriel Jesus are back from international duty.
Highlighted Player (Simon Mignolet):
Simon Luc Hildebert Mignolet is a Belgium goalkeeper born on 6 March 1988 in Sint-Truiden. He began his career in a club from his hometown, making 100 league appearances for Sint-Truidense before moving to Sunderland in 2010.
Mignolet would go on to spent next four years at the Stadium of Light, making 90 Premier League appearances. As one of world’s most talented goalkeepers, the Belgium international signed for Liverpool in the summer of 2013, and he has since been the club’s first choice goalkeeper. Performing admirably most of the time, but also committing cheap mistakes at times, Mignolet has yet to win over the Liverpool fans, but remains highly regarded in his native country.
The talented shot-stopper has been a member of the Belgium national team since 2011, earning over 20 caps for the Red Devils, but he has been playing second fiddle to Chelsea star Thibaut Courtois over the last few years.
Highlighted Team (Man City):
Manchester City are the lest famous of the two major clubs based in Manchester. The club was founded in 1880, but they have been struggling in the English Premier League in the past. Nonetheless, ever since the club was purchased by Abu Dhabi United Group in 2008, the Citizens have been playing an important role in the English top flight.
Manchester City won two Premier League trophies under Roberto Mancini and Manuel Pellegrini (2011/2012 and 2013/2014), but both managers eventually paid the price for some disappointing results. Man City play their home games at the Etihad Stadium and the stadium capacity is 55,097.
Manchester United are regarded as Manchester City’s biggest rivals and the likes of Kun Aguero, Carlos Tevez, Shaun Wright-Phillips, Uwe Rosler, Yaya Toure, Sylvain Distin are some of the most remarkable players that played for the Etihad Stadium outfit. Manchester City have won four Premier League titles and five FA Cup trophies and it has to be noted that they made it to the Champions League semis in the 2015/2016 season.