Date: 25th August 2010 at 2:33pm
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If City can negotiate a 4th clean sheet of the season and get past FC Timisoara on Thursday night, The Blues will be in Friday’s Monaco hat for the Europa League Group Stage Draw…

The early team news for tomorrow night’s clash with the Romanians is that Bridge, Kolarov, Boateng and Balotelli are all ruled out again through injury.

Yet Roberto Mancini, with Sunderland away on Sunday in mind, is almost certain to give many of the players who were on the bench for the annihilation of Liverpool a start:

‘When you play three games in a week you need all the players to be ready to play. The next game against Timisoara will be hard and we will change some players.

EUROPA LEAGUE SCHEDULE 2010-2011

Play-off round, 1st leg: 19/08/10
Timisoara 0 v City 1

Play-off round, 2nd leg: 26/08/10
City v Timisoara 19h45 Eastlands Time

Group Stage Draw:

Monaco: Friday, 27/08/10 @ 13h00 CET
(12H00 Eastlands Time)

Match Calendar:

Group stage, Matchday 1: 16/09/10

Group stage, Matchday 2: 30/09/10

Group stage, Matchday 3: 21/10/10

Group stage, Matchday 4: 04/11/10

Group stage, Matchday 5: 01-02/12/10

Group stage, Matchday 6: 15-16/12/10

Round of 32, 1st leg: 17/02/11

Round of 32, 2nd leg: 24/02/11

Round of 16, 1st leg: 10/03/11

Round of 16, 2nd leg: 17/03/11

Quarter-finals, 1st leg: 07/04/11

Quarter-finals, 2nd leg: 14/04/11

Semi-finals, 1st leg: 28/04/11

Semi-finals, 2nd leg: 05/05/11

The Final (Lansdowne Road/ Aviva Stadium, Dublin)18/05/11







 

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