After the disappointing start in the Champions League, Atalanta needs points to keep alive the hopes of a qualification to the round of 16. Tonight it takes the field against Manchester City, in a match that on paper is very complicated indeed. Guardiola's City is one of the favorite teams for the final victory and is living a good moment of form. Atalanta will have to play the perfect game to think of intimidating City.
The Bergamo team must also do without one of its strongest players: Duvan Zapata. The Colombian striker got injured with the national team and will be out for a few more weeks and will probably miss the return match as well. For the most important match of the season (at least so far) Gasperini will play with the starting team: 3-4-1-2 with the attacking trio Gomez - Ilicic - Muriel. In defense Toloi - Djimsiti - Masiello. City has problems in defense due to injuries and Guardiola has moved Fernandinho to the center of defense, who will be paired with Stones. On the right side will play the former Juventus player Cancelo. In attack Mahrez-Silva- Sterling- Aguero.
Manchester City - Atalanta will be broadcast on TV on SkySport Arena and Channel 5 (free to air on digital terrestrial). Free streaming is also available on Mediaset Play, Mediaset's on-demand platform, and on SkyGo.
Manchester City - Atalanta: kick-off time
Manchester City - Atalanta kick-off time is set for 21:00. It will be played at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester.
Champions League Group C standings
Manchester City 6 points
Dinamo Zagreb 3 points
Shakhtar Donetsk 3 points
Atalanta 0 points
The probable formations of Manchester City - Atalanta
Manchester City (4-2-3-1): Ederson; Cancelo, Fernandinho, Stones, Zinchenko; De Bruyne, Gundogan; Mahrez, Silva, Sterling; Aguero
Atalanta (3-4-2-1): Gollini; Toloi, Djimsiti, Masiello; Castagne, Freuler, de Roon, Gosens; Gomez, Ilicic; Muriel
Where to watch Manchester City - Atalanta on TV
Manchester City - Atalanta is one of the matches that is also broadcast live on TV by Mediaset, who bought from Sky the possibility to broadcast the best match of the Italians on Tuesday night. To watch the match on free to air TV you need to tune in to Channel 5 from 20:50. Sky subscribers can watch the match on SkySport Arena channel (204).
How to watch Manchester City - Atalanta in free streaming
If you are out to dinner you can watch Manchester City - Atalanta in free streaming on Mediaset Play, the on-demand service of the TV of the Biscione. You do not have to pay any subscription, but only register on the platform. The service is accessible from smartphones, tablets and computers.
To follow free streaming City - Atalanta you need to launch Mediaset Play, enter your credentials, click on Direct and select from the page that opens the box dedicated to Channel 5. In a few seconds the streaming of the match will start.
Sky subscribers can watch City - Atalanta in streaming on SkyGo. You need to be registered to the service and use one of the supported devices. Launching SkyGo and entering your credentials, you need to click on TV Channels and then select SkySport Arena to stream the Champions League match.
Live text coverage of Manchester City - Atalanta is available on Virgilio Sport.