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Manchester City struck by travel disruption as RB Leipzig flight delayed due to severe wind warning



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Pep Guardiola and his Manchester City players have seen their travel arrangements for matchday two of the Champions League group stage rocked by disruption in Europe.

The reigning European champions are due to take on RB Leipzig in the second group stage contest of the new Champions League season, and could move three points clear at the top of the group with a second win from two games.

Manchester City dismissed of Crvena zvezda on matchday one via a 3-1 scoreline at the Etihad Stadium a fortnight ago, despite having gone a goal down in the first-half against the general run of play.

Pep Guardiola was recently outspoken about Manchester City’s travel arrangements for the Carabao Cup third round trip to Newcastle, when the club were made to make the journey via coach as opposed to a flight to and from the north-east last week.

Now there has been further disruption to their schedule after a severe wind warning was issued for the flight path the Premier League champions were due to take to Leipzig on Tuesday afternoon.

Pep Guardiola and his travelling contingent had been due to travel and arrive in Leipzig during the earlier hours of Tuesday afternoon after first-team training at the City Football Academy in the morning, but will now arrive later in the evening.

As such, the Manchester City manager’s press conference duties in Leipzig have been postponed, and Guardiola is now expected to face questions from the media remotely in England, before travelling to Germany.

Pep Guardiola is expected to provide a further update on the fitness of his first-team squad following a barrage of injury and fitness problems hampering options over the opening weeks of the new season.

John Stones and Bernardo Silva were welcome arrivals in first-team training on Tuesday morning, putting themselves in contention for appearances in Germany, but perhaps likelier against Arsenal in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon.

At present, it remains unknown what their current levels of fitness are, and just how much of a part they can play in this week’s UEFA Champions League group stage fixture in Saxony.