Sergio AGUERO scores for Manchester City in Champions League win

Liverpool are fancied to get a draw in Napoli

Hoffenheim started the second half just as they had the first - at full throttle.

Manchester City have officially confirmed their starting side and substitutes to take on Bundesliga outfit Hoffenheim in a Champions League group stage game this evening.

Valencia striker Rodrigo Moreno says the players won't be underestimating Champions League opponents Manchester United.

The tie was a must-win for the visitors, having suffered a 2-1 shock defeat to French side, Lyon, in their group opening tie a fortnight ago. Since then we have seen them go 3-0 beating up on Cardiff 5-0 and dominating Brighton 2-0, but the scoreboard didn't tell the truth that was 80% possession for the Sky Blues and 28 shots.

Hoffenheim were left on one point with Lyon, on three points, hosting Shakhtar Donetsk later on Tuesday. The Germans club was able to get a 2-2 draw in their first match in this tournament and the number of goals in each match is something we are seeing often. "You can not make the next steps if you don't suffer or live this kind of experience, where you have to fight against everything".

Normal service was quickly resumed, though, when a fine ball from Silva found Leroy Sane, outstanding on his return to Germany, who picked out Aguero to bundle home his eighth goal in 10 matches in all competitions this season.

The visitors pushed for a victor, with Aguero and Raheem Sterling both thwarted by Oliver Baumann in the Hoffenheim goal.

At 31, Nagelsmann is the youngest coach in Champions League history, and he is relishing the opportunity to test himself against Guardiola.

After defeat to Lyon a fortnight ago, it had looked like being another frustrating night for City in Group F until Silva pounced on a defensive mistake three minutes from time.

It seemed as if Guardiola's men would be deprived of the win when Sane was clearly brought down in the penalty area in the second half when rounding goalkeeper Oliver Baumann but no penalty was awarded.

Silva poached the victor on 87 minutes when he reacted quickest to nick the ball off Hoffenheim defender Stefan Posch on the penalty spot and fire home.

"I don't want to talk about officials", insisted the City boss.

"Under normal circumstances, this would be a banker home win for United, but these are worrying times at Old Trafford and I fancy the La Liga side might pick up a point in a low-scoring affair".

The domestic form has been good enough but not spectacular and they must transform that winning mentality for this game against Hoffenheim.

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