Young Boys vs Man City LIVE! Champions League result, match stream and latest updates today

Young Boys vs Man City LIVE! Champions League result, match stream and latest updates today

Young Boys vs Man City LIVE!

Erling Haaland struck twice as holders Manchester City moved a step closer to the Champions League knockout stages with a hard-fought 3-1 win at Young Boys.

Haaland put City back into the lead on the artificial surface at Bern's Wankdorf Stadium after Switzerland international Manuel Akanji's opener had been brilliantly cancelled out by Meschack Elia. Substitute Julian Alvarez had an effort ruled out by VAR but Haaland made victory certain with a smart finish four minutes from time.

The win was City's third in succession in Group G and they could now secure their spot in their last 16 for an 11th successive year with a follow-up victory over the Swiss side at home in a fortnight.

Young Boys vs Man City highlights

  • GOAL! Akanji makes breakthrough

  • GOAL! Audacious Elia chip levels score

  • GOAL! Haaland penalty reclaims lead

  • VAR! Alvarez denied third City goal

  • GOAL! Haaland second puts result beyond doubt

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Manchester City are on the brink of qualifying for the Champions League knockouts after back-to-back-to-back 3-1 wins, the latest coming tonight away to Young Boys.

Recap the action with our match report!

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Around the grounds


Key wins for Barcelona, PSG, Borussia Dortmund and RB Leipzig tonight.

Check out the group tables here!

Highlights: Watch back Young Boys' awesome leveller

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Man City applaud the away end

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More of a test than the holders would have liked, but they head into the Manchester derby with their place in the last-16 basically in the bag.

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Young Boys 1-3 Man City | Full time!

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Alvarez almost grabs a fourth and ruins the 3-1 winning streak, but for a good save.

And that is that!

Highlights: Erling Haaland goal seals the win

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A lovely finish.

Young Boys 1-3 Man City | 90+2 mins

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We're into five minutes of added-on time in Bern, City in possession.

Young Boys 1-3 Man City | 90 mins

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Haaland off for Phillips as Guardiola looks to put a lid on this game.

Gomez also on, for Rodri.

Young Boys 1-3 Man City | 88 mins

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Not another 3-1 win for Man City in the Champions League this season?!

This would be three from three...

Guardiola must think the game is won, Phillips is about to come on.

GGGOOOAALLL!!! Young Boys 1-3 Man City | Haaland, 86'

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Classic Haaland, shifting the ball past the defender in the box before unleashing an unstoppable effort past the goalkeeper!

Young Boys 1-2 Man City | 85 mins

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Janko almost catches Ederson out with a cross that perhaps accidentally looked destined for the back of the net!

Good reactions and catch by the goalkeeper.

RB Leipzig 3-1 up now at home to Red Star Belgrade.

Young Boys 1-2 Man City | 84 mins

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The clock is ticking for both teams... City for that third goal and a more comfortable finish and Young Boys for an historic equaliser.

Neither team is looking too sharp at the moment, as Silva fires inches wide from the right flank.

Young Boys 1-2 Man City | 81 mins

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Grealish next to try his luck... shot number 20 for City tonight.

Still, they've only scored via a rebound and penalty - they all count of course!

Young Boys 1-2 Man City | 79 mins

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City right back on the front foot in search of that elusive third goal.

Haaland breaks into the box but a scramble sees the hosts clear.

Over in Germany, RB Leipzig's lead is down to 2-1 over Red Star Belgrade.

NO GOAL! Young Boys 1-2 Man City | 75 mins

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Young Boys want a foul in the build-up but actually we'll have a VAR check for a handball by a City man!

Grealish does handle it and referee Koch says NO GOAL!

GGGOOOAALLL!!! Young Boys 1-3 Man City | Alvarez, 74'

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Off the bench, he combines with Haaland to roll a shot home... but VAR will have a look.

Young Boys 1-2 Man City | 71 mins

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Doku slides a lovely cross for Haaland to make it 3-1.... he squeezes it wide from a tight angle!

Changes coming from City now with Alvarez and Silva replacing Doku and Nunes.

Ganvoula and Nsame on for Itten and Monteiro in the Young Boys attack.

Young Boys 1-2 Man City | 69 mins

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Haaland's penalty was almost turned away by Racioppi but the goalkeeper ended up diving past it.

Big relief for City to have their star striker back on the scoresheet, his first in the Champions League of the season and tenth of 2023/24 overall.

GGOOOAALL!! Young Boys 1-2 Man City | Haaland, 67'

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Check complete and Haaland will get the penalty...


Young Boys 1-1 Man City | 65 mins

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It must be for a late lunge on Rodri as he goes to send a deflected Grealish shot back to him.

There is contact, it's a bit harsh, but not sure VAR will overturn it.

Young Boys 1-1 Man City | 65 mins

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Young Boys captain Camara booked for a late slide on Grealish.

Young Boys 1-1 Man City | 63 mins

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Handball claims against Grealish as he controls the ball in the box and it maybe just brushes his arm while popping up.

Nothing given on the field and VAR will check it, not sure that's worth overturning though.

Young Boys 1-1 Man City | 61 mins

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Nunes the next to try his luck, cutting onto his left just out the D and curling over.

Meanwhile, RB Leipzig have a 2-0 lead at home to Red Star Belgrade in Germany.

Young Boys 1-1 Man City | 59 mins

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We have a corner for the hosts!

Lauper latching onto a neat cut-back and seeing his shot go wide off Dias.

It's Lauper who directs the ball in goalwards and Camara, who's offside, doesn't get the contact needed to divert it home.

Young Boys 1-1 Man City | 57 mins

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Haaland and Lewis threaten from a fresh City move.

Plenty of time in this game for them to get that winner, but this is the third time they've been pegged back in this group stage in three games. A bit of a worry for Pep, perhaps.

Young Boys 1-1 Man City | 55 mins

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Well then, we have a game on our hands once again!

Smoke is pouring off the home end with flares lit in celebration, this is the sort of difficult European atmosphere City have managed to quash in recent times.

Can they do so again here?

GGGOOOAALLL!! Young Boys 1-1 Man City | Elia, 52'

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A beauty of a chip by Elia on a counter.

Young Boys 0-1 Man City | 50 mins

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Is that what this game needed?

Young Boys will surely have to come up with a new gameplan now...

Although they look happy to sit in and continue waiting for the counter immediately after the goal.

GGOOOAALLL!!! Young Boys 0-1 Man City | Akanji, 48'

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Dias heads the next corner goalwards and it's parried onto the crossbar, with Akanji ready to deliver the opening goal.

Young Boys 0-0 Man City | 47 mins

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Nunes' shot is spilled for a corner which is whipped in deep... Akanji spots it well and nods goalwards.

Racioppi palms it away and it tickles the outside of the post as it heads out for another corner.

Young Boys 0-0 Man City | Kick-off!


Here we go for the second half!

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Around the grounds


Borussia Dortmund have the lead in Newcastle while PSG are also ahead in that group, at home to AC Milan.

Celtic lead Atletico Madrid 2-1 and another shock is on the cards in Group H, where Antwerp lead Poto.

Elsewhere in our Group G, RB Leipzig are 1-0 up at home to Red Star Belgrade.

Young Boys going well


The hosts will probably have little choice but to continue to try and hold out while playing on the break in the second half.

They've been pretty good value for a point so far, although it's hard to see them coming away from this game with a clean sheet...

Man City doing everything but scoring

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Pep Guardiola will accept Young Boys' threat on the counter if it means City dominate the other 90 per cent of the play.

And they have done just that, with great chances forged for Jeremy Doku and a fortunate one for Matheus Nunes bringing them closest to an opener.

But some smart saves, wayward finishing and a goalline clearance has this game all square.

Young Boys 0-0 Man City | Half time!

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A hefty 75 per cent of possession, 10 shots on goal and six on target... but no breakthrough from Man City during the opening 45 minutes in Switzerland!

Young Boys 0-0 Man City | 45+1 mins

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Into one minute of time added on.

Young Boys 0-0 Man City | 45 mins

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Rodri is the next to try his luck, from a City corner, but Young Boys survive and are on the verge of reaching the break with a clean sheet.

Young Boys 0-0 Man City | 42 mins

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Racioppi throws hands at Doku's curler from the left flank, he's switched sides with Grealish as City continue to have joy on the wings.

Young Boys 0-0 Man City | 39 mins

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Good clearing header by Haaland but Blum's volley sends the ball back into the box with spare change, and Dias deflects it back out for another set play.

The second go is worked to the edge of the box and Itten flicks a header onto the roof of the net.

Ederson was a little worried about that one.

Young Boys 0-0 Man City | 37 mins

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Another chance for Young Boys goes begging!

Itten spins a lovely ball for Lauper into the box but his first touch isn't good enough and Ake pokes the ball out for a corner.

Young Boys 0-0 Man City | 33 mins

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Grealish curls in a decent hit from range but Racioppi spills it! Nunes almost abundles it home but centre-back Benito can hook it off the line.

Young Boys 0-0 Man City | 32 mins

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Another moment for Haaland in the box!

More good work from Grealish, whose cross clips up off a defender and Haaland tries to spin an acrobatic finish into the net... but gets little contact on it and the keeper gathers.

Young Boys 0-0 Man City | 29 mins

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Breakaway for Young Boys and Itten, from the edge of the box, fires a tame one at Ederson with better options around him.

Young Boys 0-0 Man City | 25 mins

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What a let off for the hosts! Quick ball across the 18-yard line from Grealish finds Doku in the box...

He beats a challenge, works it onto his left foot and scuffs it right at the goalkeeper!

A swift palm upwards by Racioppi parries it away before he can gather

Young Boys 0-0 Man City | 24 mins

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Nunes has his pocket picked in the midfield before Rodri steps in calmly.

Doku then leads a quick City move and finds Haaland through on goal... his goalless spell continues!

Hard to tell on first viewing if that shot was cut too far across goal or if the keeper got a touch.

Young Boys 0-0 Man City | 22 mins

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The white smoke of a flare now drifting across the Wankdorf pitch as the rain continues to fall, and Doku whips a fairly lame cross into the box that Racioppi has no struggle seeing in the Young Boys goal.

Young Boys 0-0 Man City | 20 mins

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City with three quarters of possession so far, they're creeping up the pitch but with no shots on target.

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Young Boys 0-0 Man City | 17 mins

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Vital Benito clearance as Haaland lurks with Young Boys furious that full-back Blum wasn't allowed back on after an injury during that attack.

The City corner is cleared, though.

Around the grounds

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RB Leipzig have the lead at home to Red Star Belgrade in the other Group G game.

Celtic ahead at home to Atletico Madrid too, the only other goal of these kick-offs.

Young Boys 0-0 Man City | 14 mins

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Not been a bad start by the hosts, they've shown they have a bit about themselves in attack.

It's just at the other end where City have created two good chances without having to work too hard, and Young Boys need a goal or two before the inevitable breakthrough from the holders.

Young Boys 0-0 Man City | 12 mins

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Elia in a good battle with Lewis to the byline to win a Young Boys corner.

Garcia's out-swinger is decent but nodded directly upwards by a yellow-and-black head... and a free-kick goes to the away team.

Young Boys 0-0 Man City | 9 mins

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Haaland drops deep and powers through a number of challenges really well, you don't see those runs from midfield by the Norwegian very often.

He's five games without a goal, remember!

Young Boys 0-0 Man City | 6 mins

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Nunes races onto a fine ball by Grealish as he's allowed to cut onto his right foot, and the shot is clipped over the bar.

Really should have done better there...

Young Boys 0-0 Man City | 4 mins

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Jeers from the home fans as Monteiro takes an early booking for felling Doku.

A touch harsh that, regardless of the time on the clock.

Young Boys 0-0 Man City | 3 mins

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Doku on the right flank tonight and he wins a corner right up the other end.

Nunes trots over to swing it in, ignoring Doku as the short option... and it's headed narrowly wide by Rodri!

Young Boys 0-0 Man City | 1 min

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Vibrant start from the Swiss!

A good press sees Monteiro feed Ugrinic, who fires a hard shot at Ederson which can only be palmed away.

Young Boys vs Man City | Kick-off!

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A warm embrace between Pep Guardiola and opposite number Raphael Wicky on the touchline.

Both teams engage in a pre-game huddle before the hosts get the ball rolling!

Time for the Champions League anthem

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City in sky blue jackets as they line up before kick-off, Young Boys all in black under their fleeces just as referee Morten Krogh is.

Here come the players!

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A big tifo is raised above the home end by the Young Boys fans.

Captains Mohamed Ali Camara and Ruben Dias lead out the teams in this raucous atmosphere!

Are you sitting comfortably?

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Not long now until the teams appear at the Stadion Wankdorf, which is already packed to the rafters.

Pep Guardiola on his team news

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The Man City boss suggests he'd like to make 11 changes to freshen up his team and rest legs, but he settles for seven as he naturally still wants to win tonight.

He tells TNT: "We'd like everyone to be involved at this time of the season.

"Today we have an opportunity to make a really big step to staying in this competition in February."

Young Boys vs Man City: Countdown to kick-off

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The warm-ups are wrapping up in the Swiss rain - it's destined to be a damp one in Bern!

We kick off in 15 minutes...


Some pre-game transfer gossip

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Man City are apparently in for Jamal Musiala... along with Liverpool.

Bayern Munich will be demanding a hefty sum for that lad!

Curious choice of pre-match gear from the away team

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Not quite 'Mad-chester' is it?

Welcome face returns for Man City


Ederson was deemed too tired to face Brighton on the weekend having travelled back from Brazil duty in South America.

He's back between the sticks tonight!

Young Boys vs Man City: Countdown to kick-off

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The first-ever meeting between Young Boys and Manchester City is just half an hour away!

Around the grounds

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Nearing full time in the early kick-offs with Shakhtar Donetsk back to 2-1 in Barcelona.

Feyenoord are cruising to victory over Lazio, 3-0 up in Rotterdam.

Young Boys welcome back Cedric Itten

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No surprise to see a change up front from the hosts, they drew 0-0 with FC Zurich on the weekend - hitting the target with just one of their 15 shots!

Six changes for Man City

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Ederson, Rico Lewis, Ruben Dias, Nathan Ake, Mateo Kovacic, Matheus Nunes and Jack Grealish all return to the XI for the visitors.

Stefan Ortega, Kyle Walker, John Stones, Josko Gvardiol, Bernardo Silva, Phil Foden and Julian Alvarez are all on the bench to make way.

Tonight's Young Boys team

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Young Boys XI: Racioppi; Blum, Camara, Benito, Garcia; Ugrinic, Niasse, Lauper; Monteiro, Itten, Elia

Subs: Von Ballmoos, Marzino, Janko, Lustenberger, Amenda, Persson, Chaiwa, Lakomy, Malles, Colley, Nsame, Ganvuola

Last time out for Man City


Julian Alvarez was the hero as a pair of late City goals saw them edge RB Leipzig in their second Champions League matchday.

Pep Guardiola makes feelings known on Wankdorf surface

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Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola is not best pleased with playing on an artificial surface tonight.

The Stadion Wankdorf spends much of the winter on and near freezing temperatures so the locals have opted against a grass pitch.

“The grass is better [than an artificial surface],” Guardiola said.

“Because 99.9 per cent of the teams who play in high level play on grass, otherwise Uefa and Fifa would decide to play on artificial pitch. It’s common sense I would say. It is what it is.

"If Uefa allows games to be played here it’s because it’s in good conditions. That’s one of the reasons we never train away [to ensure we have our own surface] but this is an exception.

“This is why we travel in the morning to allow the players to feel the surface – how the ball runs, how to move left, right, backwards, forwards. We will try it and the players will know immediately.”

How Man City line up


Man City XI: Ederson; Lewis, Akanji, Dias, Ake; Rodri, Kovacic, Nunes; Grealish, Haaland, Doku

Subs: Ortega Moreno, Carson, Walker, Phillips, Stones, Alvarez, Bernardo, Gomez, Gvardiol, Foden, Bobb, Hamilton

Man City the favourites to retain the Champions League

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Harry Kane and Jude Bellingham are rated by the bookies as the most likely men to stop Pep Guardiola from defending his crown.

Champions League winner odds

Man City - 2/1

Bayern Munich - 9/2

Real Madrid - 13/2

Arsenal - 8/1

Barcelona - 10/1

Paris St-G - 16/1

Newcastle - 20/1

Inter - 25/1

(Odds via Betfair)

Young Boys have been looking forward to this

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Not since the 2021 visit of Manchester United has a team of this calibre visited Bern.

On that night, Young Boys claimed a famous 2-1 win after a last-minute howler by Jesse Lingard.

Young Boys vs Man City: Countdown to kick-off

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Just under 90 minutes until we get this Group G game going in Switzerland.

Team news coming up soon!

Around the grounds

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Tonight's Champions League action has already kicked off.

Approaching half time, Lazio are a goal down at Feyenoord and Barcelona have a 2-0 lead over Shakhtar Donetsk.

Evening Standard score prediction


City don’t always start the season particularly well and are prone to taking things more defensive away from home in Europe but surely have enough to win this.

Man City to win 3-0.

Our prediction for the Man City team


Predicted Man City XI: Ederson; Lewis, Akanji, Dias, Gvardiol; Kovacic, Rodri; Silva, Alvarez, Grealish; Haaland

Man City team news


Kevin De Bruyne is the only major absentee for City, who rested a number of players against Brighton.

Jack Grealish, Ruben Dias and Ederson could come back into the starting line-up, the latter having sat out the weekend's game due to tiredness.

How we reckon the hosts will line up

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Predicted Young Boys XI: Racioppi; Janko, Camara, Benito, Garcia; Ugrinic, Niasse, Lauper; Monteiro, Itten, Elia

Young Boys team news

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Winger Darian Males is hoping to be fit after a knock.

Cedric Itten, who netted in the draw with Red Star Belgrade, was not started on the weekend in what may prove to have been a rest for the striker.

How to watch Young Boys vs Man City

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TV channel: In the UK, tonight's game will be broadcast live on TNT Sports 1. Coverage begins at 7.45pm BST ahead of an 8pm kick-off.

Live stream: TNT Sports subscribers will also be able to watch the match online on a live stream via the Discovery+ app.

Young Boys vs Man City | LIVE!

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Hello and welcome to Standard Sport's coverage of Young Boys vs Manchester City in the Champions League!

Pep Guardiola's men have managed two wins from two so far in Group G and a third tonight will make them red-hot favourites to make the last-16.

Kick-off from Switzerland comes at 8pm BST with Stadion Wankdorf in Bern the setting for this match.

Keep up to date with all the build-up, match action and reaction right here!