Manchester City appeared to be a set with immoderate targets this season, and their new signing Erling Haaland has depicted his goal-scoring instincts. With ten goals in six fits and withinside the Champions League.
Man City vs Dortmund UCL Round 2
The Citizens have been considered favorites for this season`s Champions League. However, how subjects play out withinside the later levels of this competition remains to be seen.
Borussia Dortmund have produced some definitive shielding performances for the cause that start of the season. Except for the RB Leipzig game, in which his institution changed into horribly exposed, Edin Terzic has worked tirelessly to shape up their defence, and the give up end result is pretty evident as that they`d saved three successive easy sheets in all competitions in advance than Leipzig came all guns blazing.
- Venue: Etihad Stadium, Manchester, England
- Time and Date: Wednesday 14 September 2022, with kick-off at 20.00 pm (UK), 3.00 PM EST (USA)
- Referee Daniele Orsato ITA
- Assistant referees Ciro Carbone ITA, Alessandro Giallatini ITA
- Fourth official Luca Massimi ITA
- Video Assistant Referee Marco Di Bello ITA
- Assistant Video Assistant Referee Paolo Valeri ITA
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Man City protective duo Kyle Walker and John Stones had been each compelled to overlook the win over Sevilla because of niggling injuries – the latter may be returned for this sport, however Walker continues to be at the sidelines.
Fellow centre-returned Aymeric Laporte will virtually omit out, which have to cause a brief reunion for ex-Dortmund defender Manuel Akanji towards his former club, in addition to Sergio Gomez, who additionally plied his change on the Westfalenstadion.
While Guardiola has little cause to modify a prevailing method given the absence of a weekend match, Julian Alvarez and Riyad Mahrez will push to displace Jack Grealish withinside the XI as ever.
Meanwhile, Dortmund attacker Hazard simplest lasted 23 mins of the conflict with Copenhagen earlier than having to return back off with a thigh injury, however the Belgian has made the traveling squad for this sport.
Reyna and Marius Wolf are on standby if Hazard is simplest match sufficient for the bench, and Dortmund`s prolonged absentee listing additionally consists of Gregor Kobel, Sebastien Haller, Mahmoud Dahoud, Jamie Bynoe-Gittens and Mateu Morey.
Attackers Donyell Malen (thigh) and Karim Adeyemi (foot) have now no longer been dominated out of this sport simply yet, however the pair are simplest notion to have extraordinarily slender probabilities of being to be had from the off, so Anthony Modeste should shoulder the attacking burden again.
Manchester City expected starting lineup: Ederson; Cancelo- Dias, Akanji, Gomez; Silva, Rodri- De Bruyne- Foden- Haaland- Grealish
Borussia Dortmund expected starting lineup: Meyer- Meunier, Sule, Schlotterbeck, Guerreiro- Ozcan- Bellingham- Brandt, Reus, Reyna; Modeste