Match Today: Manchester City vs Borussia Dortmund 14-09-2022 UEFA Champions League
Manchester City can go through its paces when it receives Borussia Dortmund in the second match of the group stage of the Champions League.
Manchester City will be ready for their first important test on the continental stage when they face the great Borussia Dortmund which has been described as one of the most interesting confrontations. Erling Haaland has previously led Borussia Dortmund's Champions League campaign, and he will face the team that launched him on the bigger stage.
The Norwegian striker has already landed on the ground, and with the help of Manchester City's firepower, his size will increase this time. Since October 2013, Borussia Dortmund have not scored any away win over their English opponents, they have lost to Arsenal and Manchester City and have not been able to beat Tottenham Hotspur twice.
Manchester City have scored 30 goals against German clubs at home while winning their last eight home games.
Manchester City are currently unbeaten in their last 20 home matches in the Champions League. Only Chelsea has a better record than them.
Manchester City vs Borussia Dortmund
Borussia Dortmund have made some decisive defensive displays since the start of the season, with the exception of the Leipzig game, where his team was subjected horribly, Eden Terzic worked tirelessly to form their defense, and the result is very clear as they kept three clean sheets in a row in all competitions before Leipzig came with all the guns .
It will not be easy for Manchester City to break through the wall of Dortmund, having worked with Haaland for a long time, and the visitors are aware of the threat he poses. And if any team is able to stop their energy, it has to be the German side.
Pep Guardiola doesn't need to be introduced, because the Manchester City boss has been at the top of his game since he started managing clubs. But Dortmund's bizarre affair could be an interesting battle to watch because Guardiola hasn't always found his magic whenever he faces them. In 13 competitive encounters, Guardiola has had the upper hand with eight wins. But four defeats and one draw indicate that the Catalan coach doesn't really enjoy facing the Lions and Yellows.
Borussia Dortmund vs Manchester City
Manchester City have gone seven games unbeaten in all competitions and Pep Guardiola is always looking to win the first two matches in the group stage which ultimately makes his path smooth to the next stage.
Last season's defeat by Real Madrid in the Champions League semi-finals could be a wake-up call for the English giants. Manchester City supporters are dreaming of some success at the continental level.
Manchester City's side had no luck when it came to injuries, but their superior team depth and Pep Guardiola's superb management skills were able to put out the flames. Ederson will keep his place in goal.
Manuel Akanji celebrated his debut with Manchester City with a good performance in all respects, and the Swiss defender will be reunited with his former club. Bernardo Silva and Kevin De Bruyne will try to build attacks from the midfield. This will be the third time in the Champions League season that Manchester City and Borussia Dortmund face each other.
The England champions failed to beat the Germans in the 2012/13 group stage, but came back to win both games when they faced them in the 2020/21 quarter-finals.