An important clash tonight with Aab. They have been in good form in Europe this season, putting up a decent fight to earn a draw with United in the Champions League and most recently stuffing a poor deportivo side 6-0. City of course have the ability to ease past Aab, it's vital we put our selves in a advantage position for the away leg.
Allot of team news.
Vincent Kompany is set to miss the tie, with his toe problem. He has been playing with this injury for some time. But he is likely to be rested for Sundays clash at Chelsea rather than tonight.
Robinho is fit after his trip home and should feature. Micah Richards is also set for a return which would enable Pable Zabaleta to cover the midfield. Erratic mad man Gelson could also feature in the middle if Hughes feel the team need two in the middle.
The question arise over Elano, does he feature after his top class performance last week. Does is play with Robinho upfront. Or does Caiedo or Evans get the nod upfront.
An exciting tie in the last 16. It should take city a step toward Istanbul tonight. It has to be our best chance of qualifying for the Europa league next season. As the last English club in the tournament we need to continue this English domination seen in the Champions League.