Manchester City have put final preparations in place ahead of the Champions League group stage clash

Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City side travel to Spain on Monday afternoon, with a clash against Sevilla in La Liga next Tuesday night on the agenda.

City entered the clash after a frustrating and disappointing 1-1 draw with Aston Villa in the Premier League on Saturday night.

While it was yet another goal for in-form and largely unstoppable Erling Haaland, a stunner Leon Bailey brought the hosts level and limited Manchester City to bringing home just a single point from Villa Park.

Sevilla have had an abysmal start to La Liga this season.

Although they won their opening match of the season 1-0 against Cadiz, they recorded one draw and three defeats in the following four matches.

Pep Guardiola and his Manchester City players made their final preparations at the City Football Academy on Monday morning, and City Xtra are on hand to provide you with full photo coverage of the session.

Key moments

Among the various injury problems that plagued Pep Guardiola’s side in the opening weeks of the season, Monday morning’s session brought some good news.

Returning to first-team training has been the summer signing of Kalvin Phillips, who appears to have fully recovered from the injury sustained in the charity friendly against Barcelona last month.

Manchester City’s Kalvin Phillips. (PA Images / Alamy)

The club’s sixth and latest signing, Manuel Akanji, has also joined his new teammates, after returning to Germany for his child’s birthday this weekend.

Manuel Akanji of Manchester City.  (PA Images / Alamy)
Manuel Akanji of Manchester City. (PA Images / Alamy)

Both players will then be part of the traveling squad which will fly to Spain on Monday afternoon, with Pep Guardiola expected to confirm their availability later that evening.

More training photos

Jack Grealish and Kevin De Bruyne are put to the test.  (PA Images / Alamy)
Jack Grealish and Kevin De Bruyne are put to the test. (PA Images / Alamy)
Cole Palmer will be looking to increase playing time in Manchester City's most high-profile fixtures this season.  (PA Images / Alamy)
Cole Palmer will be looking to increase playing time in Manchester City’s most high-profile fixtures this season. (PA Images / Alamy)
After being an unused substitute against Aston Villa, Julian Alvarez is set to start for Manchester City against Sevilla (PA Images / Alamy)
After being an unused substitute against Aston Villa, Julian Alvarez is set to start for Manchester City against Sevilla (PA Images / Alamy)
Mr Champions League.  (PA Images / Alamy)
Mr Champions League. (PA Images / Alamy)
New signing Sergio Gomez will look to capitalize on injuries in the backline and secure a Sevilla start.  (PA Images / Alamy)
New signing Sergio Gomez will look to capitalize on injuries in the backline and secure a Sevilla start. (PA Images / Alamy)
The man with the master plan, Pep Guardiola.  (PA Images / Alamy)
The man with the master plan, Pep Guardiola. (PA Images / Alamy)
Erling Haaland LOVES the Champions League.  (PA Images / Alamy)
Erling Haaland LOVES the Champions League. (PA Images / Alamy)

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