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Garcia starts in defence for City

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Manchester City's injury crisis at the back sees Javi Garcia drafted into the centre of defence for their Champions League clash with CSKA Moscow.

Vincent Kompany is yet to recover from a thigh injury, while Martin Demichelis is still out with a knee problem.

Sergio Aguero and Alvaro Negredo continue their partnership up front for City after starting together against West Ham.

Manchester City: Hart, Zabaleta, Garcia, Nastasic, Kolarov, Navas, Fernandinho, Yaya Toure, Silva, Aguero, Negredo

Subs: Pantilimon, Richards, Lescott, Clichy, Nasri, Dzeko, Jovetic

CSKA Moscow: Akinfeev, Ignashevich, Nababkin, V Berezutski, Schennikov, Wernbloom, Honda, Zuber, Tosic, Milanov, Doumbia

Subs: Chepchugov, Vasin, Berezoutski, González, Musa, Rahimic, Vitinho

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