Pep Guardiola will start his reign as Manchester City manager with a friendly game against his recent former team FC Bayern Munich in a high profile pre-season friendly game this Wednesday night, 20th July 2016 at the Allianz Arena in Munich. The game will kickoff at around 7:30 p.m uk time. citytv will have live coverage in the UK while ZDF will broadcast live in Germany. If you are located in the US you can watch live action of this game on Fox Deportes.
Pep Guardiola has already put his mark on Manchester City squad having brought in several key players in the tranfer window. Likes of Ilkay Gündogan and Nolito are expected to play some part in the first friendly game this season for Manchester City before the travel far east to China when they face Borussia Dortmund and Manchester United. Carlo Ancolotti will take charge of Bayern whom already played a friendly game which proved to be quite costly as winger Arjan Robben got injured and will be out for atleast two months.
Team News & lineups: AS far as the team news is concerned both teams will field strong available teams minus the players who were part of Euro 2016 later stages. Bayern Munich will have the likes of Franck Ribery, Xabi Alonso, Douglas Costa and Javi Martinez in the squad while Manchester City will also field a competitive team although they will be without most of the potential first team players.
We can expect Wilfried Bony to start upfront alongside Jesus Navas and youngster Iheanacho while midfield will feature the likes of Fernandinho, Fernando and Fabien Delph. Gael Clichy to play in very young back four.
All players invloved in the Euro 2016 and Copa America will be given atleast 30 day rest before they join the first team which means Aguero, Otamendi, Kevin De Bruyne, Sterling, Nolito and Joe Hart are not expected to play any part in the first few friendly games.