Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Blues Will Face Scottish Side to Get Fit for New Season

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Blues Will Face Scottish Side to Get Fit for New Season

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CITY will play an extra friendly as they bid to get themselves up to speed for the new season.

Pep Guardiola was left with a huge headache after Monday's scheduled clash with United in Beijing had to be called off at the 11th hour.

It meant the Blues would have had just one more game pencilled in after yesterday's win over Dortmund on penalties and the opening day of the season.

It is a particularly hectic start to the campaign with the Blues also having to play a two-legged Champions League qualifier either side of their trip to Stoke on August 20.

However, Guardiola has moved to ensure his players get more match practice, by arranging an extra game before they fly out to Sweden to face Arsenal in Gothenburg next Saturday. …

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