December 17, 2022, 7:00 pm
Manchester City is going head to head with Girona FC starting on 17 Dec 2022 at 13:00 UTC . The match is a part of the Club Friendly Games.
Pep Guardiola will be forced to watch his former student celebrate Christmas Day at the top of the Premier League table, as the reigning champions continue to play catch-up to Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal in the race for the 2022-23 top-flight crown.
A shock 2-1 loss to Brentford just before the World Cup break saw Man City fall five points behind the Gunners at the top of the rankings, although they were due to tackle the North London outfit earlier this season before Queen Elizabeth II’s death led to a major calendar shake-up.
Prior to resuming their quest for a third successive Premier League title against Leeds United on Boxing Day, Guardiola’s side must pit their wits against old foes Liverpool in the fourth round of the EFL Cup next Thursday, and two fixtures with Chelsea in the league and FA Cup is far from a welcoming way to enter 2023.
However, what has been warmly welcomed by Man City fans is the news that Guardiola has signed a new contract at the Etihad until the summer of 2025, although Brazil are supposedly already prepared to test the English champions’ resolve as they search for Tite’s successor.
Manchester City possible starting lineup:
Girona possible starting lineup: