Champions League preview: Borussia Dortmund vs Manchester City

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What happened in the first leg?

City head into the second leg 2-1 to the good thanks to Phil Foden’s last-minute winner in Manchester. Kevin De Bruyne had given Josep Guardiola’s in-form side a first-half lead, but Marco Reus’ late effort looked to have forced a draw until City’s young England midfielder poked in.

Form guide

Dortmund

Form: WLLDWD
Latest: Stuttgart 2-3 Dortmund, 10/04
Where they stand: 5th in Bundesliga, German Cup semi-finals

Man. City

Form: LWWWWW
Latest: Man. City 1-2 Leeds, 10/04
Where they stand: 1st in Premier League, FA Cup semi-finals, League Cup final

Possible line-ups

Dortmund: Hitz; Morey, Akanji, Hummels, Guerreiro; Emre Can, Dahoud, Bellingham; Reus, Haaland, Hazard

Man. City: Ederson; Walker, Stones, Dias, Cancelo; De Bruyne, Rodri, Gündoğan; Mahrez, Jesus, Fodenu

View from the camps

Eden Terzić, Dortmund coach: “The belief here is great, but that alone will not be enough. We have shown that we can hold out against top teams. It will be a brutally difficult task. We have to work hard and be courageous tomorrow.”

Josep Guardiola, Man. City manager: “Nothing is guaranteed. We had a good result in our first game. We want to impose our game to win the game. We’re taking things one step at a time. We want to win [this] game and now we’ll go to Germany and try to win over there. We’re not looking far ahead – always the next game.

Source: UEFA