Read a preview and watch a live stream of Viktoria Plzen vs Man City in the Champions League.
Where: Doosan Arena.
When: Tuesday 17 September, 19.45 KO.
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Manchester City get their Champions League campaign underway with a trip to Czech Republic champions Viktoria Plzen.
It’s a case of third time lucky for the Citizens in this competition having gone out at the group stage for the past two seasons.
However, new manager Manuel Pellegrini is something of a specialist in this competition, having led Malaga to the quarter-finals last year and Villarreal to the semis in 2006.
City are in a group that also consists of Russian champions CSKA Moscow and Champions League holders Bayern Munich – so a win against minnows Plzen is almost a necessity.
The Czech side are fairly new to this competition having last played in it in 2011/12 after winning their national title for the first time ever.
In a group that features such strong teams Plzen aren’t fancied by many to do much and six points against the club would be a great foundation for Pellegrini’s men to build on.
City go into the match following a disappointing draw with Stoke City on Saturday at the Britannia Stadium and since the Chilean took over the club have failed to win an away match.