Date: 07 April 2021
Time: 12:30 AM (IST)
Venue: Etihad Stadium, Manchester
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The European club football will finally be back after the international break. The resumption on Champions League will see Manchester City go up against Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday (IST). While the Citizens will be looking forward to continue the winning run after their win against Leicester City in the league, Dortmund will want to bounce back after loss against Frankfurt.
Manchester City are at top of the Premier League by some great margin, and therefore, will be focusing on the Champions League fixture with full concentration. On the other hand, things are difficult for Dortmund in the league as well, making it compulsory for them to get something out of the fixture.
Pep Guardiola will have everyone in the ranks for this vital game. The side has focused on attacking football throughout the season and delivered results without much troubles. They have lost just 3 league games, and have also been consistent in the Champions League this time. Player to keep an eye on will be Kevin de Bruyne.
This has been a season to forget for Borussia Dortmund and the trip to Manchester does not help the cause. The Germans will be without Axel Witsel and Youssoufa Moukoko for the fixture. Jadon Sancho is also injured, but expected to return for the match and will be available. Dortmund will be resting their hopes on Erling Haaland, side’s top-scorer this season.
While both the teams will be back to Champions league games after quite a time, things may be difficult for Borussia Dortmund. Many players from Manchester City’s squad were on international duty and will be returning to the game with fatigue factor. This may slow down side’s conventional attacking style of football and make them error prone. On the other hand, Borussia Dortmund are just slightly better off compared to their opponents, but are not in a great run. Manchester City will be the clear favourites.
For Fantasy team, it is expected to have a balanced squads as both the sides are capable of scoring from open play as well as set pieces.
Probable Playing XI
Ederson Moares; Joao Cancelo, Eric Garcia, Ruben Dias, Benjamin Mendy; Ilkay Gundogan, Rodrigo Hernandez, Kevin de Bruyne; Phil Foden, Raheem Sterling, Riyad Mahrez.
Marwin Hitz; Emre Can, Manuel Akanji, Mats Hummels, Nico Shulz; Thomas Dealney; Jadon Sancho, Jude Bellingham, Raphael Guerreiro, Marco Reus; Erling Haaland.
Goalkeepers: Ederson Moares, Marwin Hitz
Defenders: Joao Cancelo, Ruben Dias, Eric Garcia, Mats Hummels
Midfielders: Kevin de Bruyne, Rodrigo Hernandez, Ilkay Gundogan, Jadon Sancho
Forwards: Phil Foden, Raheem Sterling, Riyad Mahrez, Erling Haaland
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