Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini is shocked by their early kickoff today against Sunderland.

The Sky Blues will face Sunderland at the Etihad 60 hours after their Champions League draw with Borussia Dortmund.

He said: "It's incredible we play Wednesday and then Saturday at 12.45.

"We have two days and 12 hours to recover because we lost a lot of energy against Dortmund.

"Everywhere else the teams that play in the Champions League play three or four days before the game and have three days minimum after.

"But here it is strange. I will need to have four or five fresh players."