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Confirmed Line-Ups: Bayern Munich vs Manchester City (Pre-Season Friendly)



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Manchester City return to action in Asia this afternoon with a pre-season friendly clash against Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich.

Last time out, Pep Guardiola’s side played out a classic in an enthralling 3-5 victory against fellow City Football Group side Yokohama F Marinos.

It was the Japanese giants who put themselves into a dominant position in the first-half, moving 2-0 ahead before John Stones and Julian Alvarez completed a comeback before the half-time interval.

Pep Guardiola changed his 10 outfield players for the second-half, notably bringing on goal machine Erling Haaland who scored his first brace of campaign, complimented by a Rodri screamer.

Yokohama would have one more goal in their game before the 90 minutes was up however, completing the scoring and moving City into their meeting with Bayern Munich full of confidence.

Ahead of their second and final meeting at the Japan National Stadium with Thomas Tuchel’s Bayern Munich being the opponents, here is how both managers line-up their respective sides.

Bayern Munich

Starting XI: Sommer; Mazraoui, Pavard, Upamecano, Davies; Kimmich, Laimer; Sané, Musiala, Coman; Gnabry.

Substitutes: Ulreich, Hülsmann, Goretzka, Wanner, Mané, Sarr, Vidović, Gravenberch, Tel, Krätzig, Stanišić, Pavlović, Ibrahimović, Tikvić.

Manchester City

Starting XI: Ederson, Walker (C), Stones, Dias, Ake, Lewis, Kovacic, Bernardo, McAtee, Grealish, Alvarez.

Substitutes: Ortega Moreno, Carson, Phillips, Cancelo, Haaland, Laporte, Rodrigo, De Bruyne, Gomez, Akanji, Perrone, Foden, Bobb, Palmer.