Manchester City welcome Bundesliga side RB Leipzig to the Etihad Stadium on Tuesday evening as they look to close out first place in Champions League Group G.
Pep Guardiola’s side have failed to win in two straight Premier League clashes, drawing 1-1 with Liverpool on Saturday, and 4-4 against Chelsea before the international break. But the Champions League has been happy hunting for the Blues so far.
With four wins from their first four games in Group G, City have set themselves up well to claim first place heading into the round of 16 in the new year. However, they welcome an RB Leipzig side that has won three of their four games in the group.
The Premier League outfit coasted to a 3-1 victory in Leipzig in the two sides’ first meeting in October, and Manchester City have had their way with the German club at the Etihad in recent years. In the two previous fixtures in Manchester, City have put 12 goals past Leipzig.
Despite that, City come into the game with a spate of injuries to deal with, and after a sluggish performance against Liverpool last time out, Pep Guardiola will have plenty to think about ahead of the showdown at the Etihad on Tuesday evening.
The match between Manchester City and RB Leipzig will take place at the Etihad Stadium on Tuesday 28 November, with kick-off scheduled for 20:00 BST.
Manchester City have not been immune to the injury crisis plaguing European football during in the midst of an unprecedented fixture pileup for the top teams on the continent.
John Stones, Mateo Kovacic, Matheus Nunes, and Jack Grealish have all dealt with fitness issues as of late, but three of those four names with the exception of the Portuguese midfielder have since returned to training this week.
As a result however, rotation could be tough for Pep Guardiola, but we should see Josko Gvardiol and Rico Lewis brought back into the team after the pair sat on the bench for the full 90 minutes against Liverpool at the weekend.
Other than that potential change, we may see little change in personnel from the showdown with the Anfield side.
Head to Head
Manchester City and RB Leipzig are familiar with one another. The two teams have met five times in the last three seasons, with the former winning three of those clashes, scoring 15 goals in the process.
How to Watch
For viewers in the United Kingdom, you can view the match live on TNT Sports 1.
For viewers in the United States, you can view Saturday’s match on Paramount Plus, with kick-off scheduled for 3:00 P.M. EST.
Manchester United and Liverpool reveal major injury blows ahead of crunch Manchester City fixtures
Pep Guardiola issues Kevin De Bruyne, Jack Grealish and Josko Gvardiol fitness update ahead of Bournemouth clash
Manchester City preparing to trigger £85 million release clause of player subject to timely condition
The BIG World-Cup Preview!
Manchester City undergo scouting mission on Juventus midfielder
Exclusive: Manchester City Plan Major Etihad Stadium Stand Redevelopment
News3 days ago
Pep Guardiola reveals fresh Kevin De Bruyne injury concern following Brentford win
Match Coverage3 days ago
Match Report and Player Ratings: Manchester City 1-0 Brentford (Premier League)
News2 days ago
La Liga sporting director makes case to sign Manchester City forward next summer
Transfers2 days ago
Manchester City face battle over signing of €130 million Bundesliga star – Liverpool and Real Madrid interested