Date: 17th December 2008 at 1:36pm
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City go into their final UEFA Group A game knowing that a win would ensure the club will avoid ex Champions League opposition in the last 32 knockout round draw in Nyon this Friday lunchtime.

Of course to do that City need to score goals. Having found the net only once through Benjani in the last four games the situation up front has not been helped by the fact that Benjani, already ruled out with a hamstring injury has now been joined by Jo at the SportCity medical centre.

Jo has not been named in the 20 man squad due to a virus.

Daniel Sturridge remains sidelined with an achilles injury meaning City do not have a great deal of options in the striking department for this one.

Finally, Richard Dunne’s wife gave birth to a baby boy in the early hours so City’s skipper has also not travelled to Spain.

City (from): Hart, Richards, Ball, Onuoha, Zabaleta, Ireland, Wright-Phillips, Robinho, Elano, Vassell, Garrido, Schmeichel, Fernandes, Caicedo, Hamann, Evans, Ben-Haim, Logan, Kompany, Berti.

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