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Man City in high spirits as they go through final preparations ahead of Schalke clash

Manchester City stars in high spirits as they go through final preparations for Champions League clash with Schalke

  • Manchester City will play Schalke in a Champions League second leg clash
  • They hold a 3-2 lead from the first leg, and will be looking to hold onto that
  • The players appeared to be in high spirits as they trained ahead of the big game 

Manchester City players appeared to be in high spirits as they went through their final preparations before Champions League last-16 second leg clash with Schalke.

It was all smiles from the City stars as they had a light training session on Monday afternoon at their Etihad training base before the decisive match.

And there is good reason for such cause for optimism with City enjoying a terrific run of late which has seen them wrestle control back in the Premier League title race.

Ilkay Gundogan is seen smiling and putting his hands up in the air during final session before Schalke game

Manchester City will play Schalke in the Champions League round of 16 second leg on Tuesday

Sergio Aguero and his Manchester City team-mates appeared in high spirits as they trained

Sergio Aguero and his Manchester City team-mates appeared in high spirits as they trained

Gabriel Jesus tries to bring the ball under control

Oleksandr Zinchenko balances the ball on his head

Manchester City will be looking to hold onto a narrow 3-2 lead they hold from the first leg

Pep Guardiola’s men will for now be fully focused on seeing the job through on Tuesday night when they take a one-goal advantage over Schalke into the second leg.

Mindful of the importance of the match, Guardiola did not seem to put his players through too strenuous exercises during Monday’s session. 

Having seen their rivals United climb back from seemingly impossible depths last week to knock out Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid surprisingly crash out to Ajax, Guardiola will be looking for a professional display from his side.

The City boss kept a watchful eye over the session from the side with his assistant Rodolfo Borrello as his players seemed to enjoy being out on the pitch together.

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Pep Guardiola (right) and assistant Rodolfo Borrello oversee the Man City training session

Pep Guardiola (right) and assistant Rodolfo Borrello oversee the Man City training session

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