Manchester City is inconvenienced by a flight delay caused by a severe wind warning for RB Leipzig.  

Manchester City is inconvenienced by a flight delay caused by a severe wind warning for RB Leipzig.  

The second matchday of the Champions League group stage travel plans for Pep Guardiola and his Manchester City players have been disrupted by events in Europe.



The defending Champions League champions will face RB Leipzig in their second group stage matchup of the new campaign, and with a second victory in two games, they could go three points clear atop the group.


Despite trailing by one goal in the first half against the flow of play, Manchester City defeated Crvena zvezda 3-1 on matchday one at the Etihad Stadium two weeks ago.


When Manchester City was forced to take a coach rather than a flight to and from the northeast last week, Pep Guardiola recently spoke out about the club’s travel arrangements for the Carabao Cup third round trip to Newcastle.



The Premier League champions’ plans have now been further derailed after a severe wind warning was issued for the flight path they were supposed to take to Leipzig on Tuesday afternoon.


After attending first-team practice at the City Football Academy in the morning, Pep Guardiola and his traveling party were scheduled to depart and arrive in Leipzig in the early afternoon hours of Tuesday, but they will now arrive later that day.


As a result, Guardiola’s scheduled press conference in Leipzig has been postponed, and before departing for Germany, he is now anticipated to field media inquiries remotely from England.


Following a barrage of injuries and fitness issues that limited options in the first few weeks of the new season, Pep Guardiola is anticipated to provide a further update on the condition of his first-team squad.



John Stones and Bernardo Silva made their first-team debuts on Tuesday morning, putting them in the running to play in Germany, but perhaps more likely to play against Arsenal in the Premier League on Sunday.



It is currently unknown how fit they are and how much of a role they can play in this week’s group stage match in Saxony of the UEFA Champions League.


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