On Tuesday, April 6, the great confrontation between the Manchester City and the Borussia Dortmund for the first leg of the quarterfinals of the Champions League, duel in which both teams will seek put a foot and a half in the semifinal.
The Manchester City came to this great game after defeating the Gladbach and how only undefeated team in the competitionHowever, they will face the German squad, a team that has the Norwegian giant among its ranks, Erling Haaland.
In search of the first “orejona”
The Manchester City arrived at these instances as One of the favorites to lift the trophy of the Champions League since he smoothly defeated the Gladbach in the round of 16, in addition, it is the only team that is remains undefeated in the current season not having conceded a single goal in his last 7 commitments, however, has a precedent very negative in the quarterfinals because fell eliminated three consecutive years and has lost 4 of their last 5 duels in command of Pep Guardiola, Also, the City has only been able to access the semifinal once.
However, if we talk about his season in the Premier League, the English set is the current championship leader with 74 points and maintains a difference of 14 before his escort, the Manchester United, not only that, since it chains 25 victories in 26 games, being the team more regular and more effective of the tournament.
Manchester City will try to make the home prevail. / Twitter: Manchester City official
The Borussia Dortmund reached the quarterfinals in a very complicated moment because in the Bundesliga is positioned fifth in the table with 43 points and is fighting not to be left out of the Champions positions, likewise, in his last 5 duels he has only scored three points on 2 occasions, however, the Champions League seems to be his competition since he defeated the Sevilla with an aggregate of 5-4, where Erling Haaland was the hero when scoring 4 of the 5 goals, Also, chain 7 matches without knowing defeat since losing 1-3 to the Lazio in his first game from the group stage, for which, he will seek to defeat the City from Pep Guardiola and access the semifinal.
Borussia Dortmund will seek to conquer England. / Twitter: Borussia Dortmund official
Tuesday’s duel will have a special confrontation inside the court since the faces will be seen two big forwards as they are Kevin De Bruyne and Erling Haaland.
On the one hand, Kevin De Bruyne is one of the players more decisive of the English team since of their last 11 duels has participated in 12 goals, having marking 3 and providing 9 assists, on the contrary, the Norwegian machinery, Erling Haaland, He has marked in each of their last six games from Champions League and to mark Tuesday, it would be the fifth player to achieve such a feat.
Erling Haaland will seek to break a new record. / Twitter: Borussia Dortmund official
Antecedentes del Manchester City vs Borussia Dortmund
Both sets have to their credit only two encounters disputed as they faced each other in the group stage of the 12/13 season, eliminatory in which drew 1-1 in England, for which, they had to travel to Germany to define, being the Dortmund the winning team by beating 1-0 al Manchester City.
Last duel between both teams. / Twitter: Borussia Dortmund official
So much Pep Guardiola What Edin Terzic they attended to the media in the face of Tuesday’s duel.
The coach of the local team, Pep Guardiola commented on the duel before him Dortmund and said: “We all in the club want to get there as far away as possible. We have to prove it on the grass. We have to beat our rivals like we have done so many times this season in all competitions “sentenced the coach.
On the contrary, the visiting team coach, Edin Terzić, He also attended the press and spoke about his rival, of which he said: “The City is currently the team strongest in the world with incredible quality. It will be a great test for us, where we must show our best game in both games “said the coach.
Ovidiu Haţegan, match referee
The person in charge of directing the great duel will be the Romanian Ovidiu Haţegan 40-year-old, who has refereed the classification to Brazil World Cup 2014, the classification to the Euro 2012 and the men’s soccer tournament in Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympic Games.
Neither team has made the squad list official, however, the black-yellow team will not be able to count on Youssoufa Moukoko due to a injury to the ligaments of the foot and it will be lost the rest of the campaign.
Manchester City: Ederson; Walker, Rúben Dias, Laporte, Zinchenko; Rodri, Gündoğan; Ferran Torres, De Bruyne, Sterling; Omen.
Borussia Dortmund: Hitz; Meunier, Akanji, Hummels, Schulz; Delaney; Bellingham, Dahoud; Reus, Sancho; Haaland.