Manchester City travel to Spain on Tuesday night to take on Sevilla in their fourth Champions League group stage match.
In the reverse fixture at the Etihad, a fortnight ago, the Citizens scored late on through summer signing Kevin De Bruyne, to earn his side a 2-1 victory.
City will know that if they take three points in Spain and Juventus leave German side, Borussia Monchengladbach with a victory, then the Sky Blues will advance into the knockout stage.
Manuel Pellegrini’s side lost 2-1 in their opening fixture at home to Juventus but left it late to pick up maximum points away to Monchengladbach as well as at home to Sevilla.
The Chilean will be expecting a much-improved performance from the weekend having scraped a 2-1 victory against Norwich City.
England number one, Joe Hart was left red-faced after he fumbled a cross, gifting the Canaries a way back into the game.
Manchester City currently sit top of the Premier League and are into the quarter-finals of the Capital One Cup, so they will now be hoping to progress in Europe.
Unai Emery’s visitors come into the fixture on the back of a 2-1 away loss against Villarreal but they know a win could prove costly for City as it would leave the sides level on points with the Sky Blues still facing an away fixture at last year’s runners-up, Juventus.
Sevilla have struggled in La Liga this season, managing just three wins from their opening 10 games, leaving them level on points with fierce rivals, Real Betis in mid-table.
It could shape up to be a telling night for both clubs as results could determine their fates. With the current stature of English clubs in Europe becoming increasingly embarrassing, most will be hoping City can all but secure qualification into the knock out stage tonight.
Former Stoke midfielder, Steven N’Zonzi will be hoping to use past experience to stunt the city attack, whilst De Bruyne will be hoping he can continue his fine start to life under at the Etihad.
Pellegrini goes into the game with a damaging injury list including the likes of Sergio Aguero, David Silva, Pablo Zabaleta and Samir Nasri, which could prove costly.
Wilfried Bony will be expected to start up front again for the Manchester club and there is also a return to training for Fabian Delph and Gael Clichy. Both could feature at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan stadium.
Sevilla have injury problems themselves, with star man Kevin Gameiro set to miss out.
The France international has scored five goals in eight games this season in La Liga. However, the forward had a catalogue of chances when these sides met in Manchester and should have earned his team at least a point.
This could make way for Ciro Immobile, on loan from Borussia Dortmund, who is yet to find the net in seven appearances.
Group Position: Man City – 2nd (6 points); Sevilla – 3rd (3 points)
Last Meeting: Man City 2-1 Sevilla, October 2015.
Key Men: Man City- Kevin De Bruyne; Sevilla- Steven N’Zonzi
Form: Man City- WWDWWW; Sevilla-LWLDWL
Shoot Says: Sevilla 1-1 Man City