Manchester City were ill-prepared defensively today as they conceded four first half goals, three within six minutes of each other, eventually losing to Stuttgart, 4-2.
City captain Vincent Kompany is available again for Week 36 after missing time with a groin injury.
Vincent Kompany passed a late fitness to play at Old Trafford on Sunday but the Manchester City skipper only made it until half-time before Eliaquim Mangala was introduced.
Belgium got the six points it needed over the international break but Vincent Kompany's worrying drop in form continued as he saw red against Israel on Tuesday.
Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany was dropped to freshen up the side after their damaging loss at Liverpool, says manager Manuel Pellegrini.
Vincent Kompany wasn't at all impressive in his first start back after an injury layoff as City lost 2-0 to Arsenal at the Etihad.
David Silva returned to the Manchester City squad for Wednesdays’ UEFA Champions League game in Rome for a 20 minute cameo but it was Samir Nasri who will steal the headlines following a stunning finish midway through the second half to help the Citizens to their first win on Italian soil in Europe.
Vincent Kompany will the miss the trip to the Stadium of Light on Wednesday after failing to recover from the thigh injury he suffered during final minutes of the win at St Marys’ on Sunday.
Belgium coach Marc Wilmots has confirmed that Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany will be absent from training after the player suffered a calf injury in practise.
Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany is another defender with a great fixture in Week 3.
Vincent Kompany has extended his commitment to the Manchester City project by signing a new five year contract on improved terms.
Despite the occasion of the Community Shield at Wembley Manchester City have chosen to rest a number of starters as thry recover from World Cup exertions.
It wasn't pretty but a late goal from Belgium gave them a 1-0 win over Russia and they have now guaranteed themselves a place in the Round of 16.
Vincent Kompany will return from suspension to bolster Manchester City's back-line in the Old Trafford showdown on Tuesday.