Man City vs Hoffenheim

Man City vs Hoffenheim : Manchester City vs Hoffenheim : Manchester City are guaranteed a place in the knockout stages of the Champions League but tonight’s final group F matches will see who joins them in the last 16.

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Pep Guardiola’s side will finish in top spot of group F with a win or a draw against Hoffenheim at the Etihad while Shakhtar Donetsk and Lyon will battle for qualification in their fixture (8pm, live on BT Sport Extra 4).

On reaching the last 16 and facing tonight’s opponents Hoffenheim, Guardiola said: “We are in the next stage which is important but we have to try and win every game, to finish first. Last 16 is always tough but it’s a success we are there.

Pep Guardiola’s side will finish in top spot of group F with a win or a draw against Hoffenheim at the Etihad while Shakhtar Donetsk and Lyon will battle for qualification in their fixture (8pm, live on BT Sport Extra 4).

On reaching the last 16 and facing tonight’s opponents Hoffenheim, Guardiola said: “We are in the next stage which is important but we have to try and win every game, to finish first. Last 16 is always tough but it’s a success we are there.

“The team we will face will be tough. They [Hoffenheim] were incredible against Donetsk and they lost. It was incredible and fascinating to watch as a spectator.

“My admiration for Hoffenheim has increased. I knew about Julian Nagelsmann and his team but now I realise how tough [it] will be.”

Here we look at the group F permutations, team news, possible starting XIs and matchday six results and fixtures.

City boss Guardiola has revealed that he only has 15 players available for tonight’s match against the German side.

Spanish playmaker David Silva injured his hamstring in the 2-0 defeat against Chelsea and will be out for a few weeks. Silva joins Kevin de Bruyne, Danilo, Sergio Aguero, Benjamin Mendy and Claudio Bravo on the sidelines.

Guardiola said: “Silva not able, Kevin not able, Danilo not able, Sergio isn’t ready. Maybe he [Aguero] has a chance for the weekend. We have 15 players available, so I can’t do it too much.

Bundesliga.com reports that the German side will be without defensive midfielder Håvard Nordtveit (foot), forward David Otto (foot) and midfielder Lukas Rupp (cruciate ligament) while striker Ádám Szalai is suspended.

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