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Man City vs Inter Milan: Starting XIs for Champions League final confirmed

Pep Guardiola has named this starting line-up on only three previous occasions but those occasions were all in the Champions League.

The 7-0 win over RB Leipzig and then home and away against Bayern Munich in the quarter-final.

If Kyle Walker had been fit to start, Guardiola might have gone with him instead of Nathan Ake – picking the team that beat Arsenal in the Premier League and did for Real Madrid home and away in the semi-final of this competition.

But it represents a minor variation on what has become his go-to setup.

Inter Milan team news – Dzeko starts, Lukaku on bench
Team to play Manchester City: Onana, Darmian, Acerbi, Bastoni, Dumfries, Barella, Brozovic, Calhanoglu, Dimarco, Dzeko, Lautaro Martinez

Subs: Handanovic, Cordaz, Gagliardini, De Vrij, Gosens, Correa, Bellanova, Asllani, Mkhitaryan, D’Ambrosio, Skriniar, Lukaku

Manchester City team news – Walker on bench
Team to play Inter Milan: Ederson, Ake, Dias, Akanji, Stones, Rodri, Silva, De Bruyne, Gundogan, Grealish, Haaland

Subs: Ortega Moreno, Carson, Walker, Phillips, Laporte, Alvarez, Gomez, Mahrez, Perrone, Foden, Palmer, Lewis

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