It looked like for a while that Manchester City's pre-season was descending into a shambles.
A COVID-19 outbreak at the City Football Academy, coupled with first-team players arriving late for training after their respective international duties threatened a slow and fatigued side by the time the season gets underway against Leicester City on August 7th.
However, just before kick-off against Preston North End on Tuesday evening, Manchester City announced that they had secured a second friendly against Championship side Barnsley on Saturday evening.
So, with a few more first-team stars returning to full training over the course of the week, here is how and where you can watch the game!
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The City Xtra YouTube Channel
What better way to watch a Manchester City match than by interacting with thousands of fellow Blues!
Like throughout the course of the coming season, Jordan and Lewis from the City Xtra YouTube channel will be doing their live watchalong.
How to Watch
Manchester City have announced that they will be streaming the game exclusively on their City+ service.
You can sign up for £2.99 a month here, with a host of other Manchester City related content already on the platform.
The We're Not Really Here show will also provide all the build-up, half-time and post match analysis on the game.
Follow us on Twitter for live match coverage: @City_Xtra