MADRID, SPAIN - SEPTEMBER 18: Scarves of Real Madrid and Manchester City FC are seen on sale prior to the UEFA Champions League Group D match between Real Madrid and Manchester City FC at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on September 18, 2012 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
José Mourinho has surprised everyone with his starting lineup. He has decided to give the edge to Marcelo, Varane, Essien and Higuaín instead of Coentrao, Ramos, Ózil or Benzema.
Manchester City starting XI: Hart, Maicon, Kompany, Nastasic, Clichy, Touré, Barry, García, Silva, Nasri and Tévez.