Sevilla to go all out for victory against City

"Our only option is a win if we are to get through to the next phase," Unai Emery said as he geared his Sevilla side up to take on Premier League leaders Manchester City.

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Possible lineups
Sevilla
: Sergio Rico; Coke, Rami, Kolodziejczak, Trémoulinas; N'Zonzi, Krychowiak; Konoplyanka, Banega/Iborra, Vitolo; Llorente.
Out: Beto (knee), Pareja (knee), Carriço (hamstring), Gameiro (hamstring)

Manchester City: Hart; Sagna, Kompany, Otamendi, Kolarov; Touré, Fernandinho; Navas, De Bruyne, Sterling, Bony.   
Out: Zabaleta (knee), Nasri (hamstring), Agüero (hamstring), Silva (ankle/foot)
Doubtful: Delph (hamstring), Clichy (ankle)

Unai Emery, Sevilla coach
Manchester City are top of the Premier League and are going to demand a lot of us. Our only option is a win if we are to get through to the next phase. We did well in Manchester but lost. We have to improve those aspects of the game that prevented us winning there. It will be very difficult – [Group D rivals] Juventus and Manchester City are in with a chance of getting to the final and winning it.

Manuel Pellegrini and Nicolás Otamendi
Manuel Pellegrini and Nicolás Otamendi©AFP/Getty Images

Manuel Pellegrini, Manchester City coach
A draw is not a bad result but we will think about victory from the start. We are going to prove that we are a team with a lot of quality. I think we can play it several ways: we can play without attackers or with four forwards. Our players can play in different positions but we always have the same aim: to win matches.

The most important thing now is to get to the next round as soon as possible. We have a great team, and many injuries, but we are in a good moment and I hope we continue to improve.

Weekend results
Villarreal 2-1 Sevilla (Mario Gaspar 25, Bakambu 61; Llorente 76)
Sevilla's four-game Liga unbeaten run came to an end with a narrow loss to the Yellow Submarine.

Manchester City 2-1 Norwich (Otamendi 67, Touré 89pen; Jerome 83)
The Premier League leaders – level with Arsenal – took all three points despite Aleksandar Kolarov's spot-kick miss.

Yaya Touré converts against Norwich
Yaya Touré converts against Norwich©Getty Images

Form guide (all competitions, most recent first)
Sevilla: LWLDWL
Manchester City: WWDWWW

Reporter's view: Nick Aitken (@UEFAcomNickA)
Although Sevilla are yet to win away from home this season, Emery's charges have prevailed in four of their last five in all competitions at the Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán – including against Barcelona. The injury picked up by Kevin Gameiro on Saturday is a major blow, while Emery also continues to struggle to find an alternative for whenever Éver Banega – doubtful for Tuesday – is absent.

Did you know?
Sevilla have won their last ten European home fixtures, including the 3-0 victory over Borussia Mönchengladbach on matchday one; find out more in our extensive match background.  

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