Borussia Dortmund will welcome Manchester City to the Signal Iduna Park this Tuesday as both sides battle for maximum points in the fifth group game of the 2022/23 UEFA Champions League (UCL) season.
Venue: Signal Iduna Park (Dortmund)
Borussia Dortmund are unbeaten in their last six home games in all competitions (W4, D2).
They have kept four clean sheets in their last six home games.
Manchester City are the current top-scoring side in Europe’s top five leagues.
They are winless in their last two away games, failing to score in both games.
The visitors have four clean sheets from their last seven games in all competitions.
Head to head
Manchester City have a good record against Borussia Dortmund and have won three out of the five games that have been played between the two sides. Borussia Dortmund have managed one victory against the Cityzens.
Latest performances in all competitions
Borussia Dortmund: W-W-L-D-D
Manchester City: W-L-D-W-W
Borussia Dortmund will hope to get their third straight win in all competitions when they play Manchester City on Tuesday.
Edin Terzic’s side come into this game off the back of a 5-0 hammering of Stuttgart in the German Bundesliga last weekend.
Dortmund raced into a three-goal lead in the first half, following goals from Jude Bellingham, Niklas Sule and Giovanni Reyna.
Die Borussen restarted the second half in a similar fashion, with Jude Bellingham grabbing his second of the game just eight minutes after the restart. Youssoufa Moukoko then capped off a fine performance with a goal of his own after setting up Giovanni Reyna for the third goal.
Edin Terzic’s side sits in second place in Group G, with seven points from a possible 12, and looks set to advance to the knockout rounds, with Sevilla and Copenhagen offering no real competition in third and fourth place, respectively.
However, Dortmund will stand a chance to draw level on points with Group G leaders Manchester City with a win at Signal-Iduna Park.
Edin Terzic’s side caused many problems for Manchester City in the first leg, with Pep Guardiola’s side needing a late intervention from Erling Haaland to seal all three points at the Etihad Stadium. With that in mind, the German tactician will fancy his team’s chances of getting the best out of the Cityzens with the backing of a raucous Signal-Iduna faithful.
Possible Borussia Dortmund starting line-up
Gregor Kobel; Marius Wolf, Mats Hummels, Nico Schlotterbeck, Raphael Guerreiro; Marcos Rues, Jude Bellingham, Emre Can, Julian Brandt, Karim Adeyemi, Youssoufa Moukoko.
Injured: Sebastian Haller, Jamie Bynoe-Gittens, Mahmoud Dahoud, Salih Ozcan, Thomas Meunier.
Manchester City, on the other hand, will be in contention to get their second straight win in all competitions after making light work of Brighton last weekend.
Erling Haaland continued his impressive haul of goals in the Manchester City jersey by grabbing two goals against Roberto De Zerbi’s side. One with a well-taken left-foot finish following an Ederson assist, and another from the penalty spot, following a foul on Bernardo Silva inside the area. Brighton pulled one back through Leandro Trossard and threatened to equalise, but Kevin De Bruyne stepped up to seal all three points for Manchester City, with a pile driver from outside the box.
The win over the Seagulls was a quick response from Pep Guardiola’s side after dropping points following their loss to Liverpool in game week 11.
The Spanish tactician will now look to see his side secure top spot in Group G of the UEFA Champions League when they travel to Germany, and following their impressive run in all competitions so far this season, Manchester City come into this game as favourites. But they must work really hard to secure all three points against a brilliant Dortmund side, after dropping points against FC Copenhagen in their last outing in the competition.
Manchester City have been dominant in this fixture, with four wins from their last five encounters with the German side, the other one being a 0-1 loss to Die Borussen in the ICC back in July 2018.
Possible Manchester City starting line-up
Ederson Moraes, John Stones, Ruben Dias, Manuel Akanji, João Cancelo; Kevin De Bruyne, Rodri, Bernardo Silva; Riyad Mahrez, Phil Foden, Erling Haaland.
Injured: Kyle Walker, Kalvin Phillips
Suspended: Sergio Gomez
Borussia Dortmund 2-2 Manchester City