The battle of the big spenders as Man City travel to the Bernabeu to take on Real Madrid.
Manchester City could have striker Sergio Aguero back for their Champions League match at Real Madrid after a month out with a knee injury.
Former Atletico Madrid man Aguero was injured in the 3-2 win over Southampton on the opening weekend of the season.
Midfielder Gareth Barry (abdominal) is also in contention after appearing for the first time this term as a substitute in the 1-1 draw at Stoke.
Right-back Micah Richards remains out with an ankle injury.
Real manager Jose Mourinho questioned his side’s commitment at the weekend after the Spanish champions fell eight points behind leaders Barcelona.
But their home record is formidable, with Real winning their previous 34 opening home games in the Champions League and old European Cup, and 40 of 42 overall. (BBC Sport)
Real Madrid: Casillas, Arbeloa, Pepe, Sergio Ramos, Fabio Coentrao, Khedira, Alonso, Di Maria, Modric, Ronaldo, Higuain. Subs: Adan, Kaka, Benzema, Ozil, Marcelo, Essien, Albiol.
Man City: Hart, Maicon, Kompany, Lescott, Clichy, Toure, Barry, Silva, Tevez, Nasri, Balotelli. Subs: Pantilimon, Zabaleta, Milner, Kolarov, Javi Garcia, Aguero, Rodwell
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