Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany has failed in his race to be fit for City's crucial Champions League tie at Roma tonight.
Kompany picked up a hamstring injury against Southampton in late November and has not been able to recover.
Better news on the injury front for David Silva, the playmaker is on the bench for City.
Pellegrini's side will progress from Group E with a win in Italy as long as CSKA Moscow fail to defeat group winners Bayern Munich in Germany, while a draw will be enough if the Russian side lose in Munich.
Roma: De Sanctis, Maicon, Manolas, Yanga-Mbiwa, Holebas, Ljajic, Nainggolan, Keita, Gervinho, Pjanic, Totti.
Subs: Curci, Strootman, Iturbe, De Rossi, Destro, Astori, Florenzi.
Man City: Hart, Zabaleta, Demichelis, Mangala, Clichy, Jesus Navas, Fernandinho, Fernando, Milner, Nasri, Dzeko.
Subs: Caballero, Sagna, Kolarov, Lampard, Silva, Jovetic, Boyata.
Referee: Milorad Mazic (Serbia)
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