Feyenoord v Man City LIVE: Updates from Champions League clash in Holland

He has since returned to training, wearing rugby-style protective headgear, and is in contention to face the Dutch champions after travelling to Rotterdam with the squad.

And it would be best to avoid Real Madrid.

They arrived in the Champions League final with a fresh team. Harry Topping was on our payroll as a player in 1935, although he never actually played in a first team match.

Feyenoord are making their fifth Champions League appearance - their first since 2002/03, the third-most for a Dutch side after PSV (15) and Ajax (13). "He is coming back soon", Guardiola added. Napoli defeat Shakhtar Donetsk in the group's other game. "Of course that can happen but we will see".

The 'keeper flew out to the Netherlands with the rest of the squad ahead of City's first Champions League group game against Feyenoord on Wednesday, though, and Guardiola confirmed the player will need a late fitness assessment. BBC Radio Manchester as the live radio partner of Manchester City match today.

"The only thing we can do is to try to make them pay a price and play a game with lots of energy".

"He's got on with it and put a scrum cap on and been in training".

But Guardiola warned that his side are still a work in progress. We are so happy with the players we have.

That was eventually resolved, with Toure not only winning back his place but doing enough to earn a new contract. "It's a 'sportive' decision". It is now clear he was not injured. The long glittering road to Kiev begins this week at the gritty coalface in Rotterdam.

A run, much like Manuel Pellegrini's last season at the Blues, could be considered a minimum. He knows the reason.

"Man City will be full of confidence after recent results because they've had a great start in the Premier League", said the former England striker.

While Feyenoord were impressed at how ruthless Manchester City were over the weekend against Liverpool, there is some hope for them if they defend as a solid unit.

Captain Vincent Kompany will miss out for City once more due to his latest calf injury setback.

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