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Barclays Premier League title holders Manchester City begin their European adventure this Wednesday with the toughest of tests - a trip to Bayern Munich.

Sky Sports viewers will be able to see how Manuel Pellegrini's side fare against the 2012-13 UEFA Champions League winners, who claimed a league and cup double in Germany last season.

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It is the third time in four years City have been paired with Bayern, who have won two and drawn one of the first three fixtures this season.

As the holders, the Bavarian side reached the semi-finals of the UEFA Champions League during the last campaign, having won Group D ahead of Man City.

However, the English side did claim a notable scalp - winning 3-2 away at the Allianz Arena in December, ending a run of ten consecutive European wins for Bayern.

City were eventually eliminated in the Round of 16, losing 4-1 on aggregate to Barcelona.

Wednesday's game - which kicks off at 7:45pm live on Sky Sports 5 - sees two of the continent's big spending sides lock horns.

Bayern manager Pep Guardiola has a host of talent to choose from, including a number of members of the World Cup-winning German team.

Alongside Manuel Neuer, Philipp Lahm, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Mario Götze and Thomas Müller, the Spaniard has Robert Lewandowski, Franck Ribéry and Arjen Robben at his disposal.

But City's squad is also brimming with quality - the likes of Sergio Agüero, Edin Dzeko and Eliaquim Mangala offer plenty of strike power for the English side.

The Blues will need to be at their best to live with an all-conquering Bayern side, but have shown only glimpses of their top form so far this season.

A 2-2 draw with Arsenal at the weekend came after a shock 1-0 home defeat to Stoke City.

Sky Sports viewers have a host of other UEFA Champions League matches to choose from this Wednesday, including Chelsea v Schalke on Sky Sports 1 and Ajax v PSG and Barcelona v Apoel Nicosia on the Red Button - all games kicking off at 7:45pm.

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