Borussia Dortmund will host Manchester City at the Signal Iduna Park on Wednesday night looking to overturn a 1-2 first-leg deficit they suffered when they traveled to the Etihad Stadium a week ago.
But for a late goal from Phil Foden, Dortmund would have ended the encounter in England with a 1-1 scoreline but now need to win convincingly if they are to knock out City and progress to the next stage of the competition.
City comes into this tie knowing that scoring a goal or two may be a huge advantage for them and a worry for the Black and Yellow lads, hence Pep Guardiola will be going all out in midweek.
While Dortmund are looking to earn qualification for next season’s tournament by trying to win this season’s edition due to their under-performances in the Bundesliga, City are also hopeful of winning it for the very first time in their history.
WHERE AND WHEN?
Venue: Signal Iduna Park
Date: Wednesday, April 14
Time: 19:00 GMT
Despite returning to training this week, this game may be too early for Dortmund to welcome Jadon Sancho back from injury. His absence has definitely been a big loss for them but that is what they have got to endure. Mats Hummels and Marco Reus should all be fit for this encounter after picking up knocks over the weekend against Stuttgart. Dan-Axel Zagadou, Axel Witsel, Marcel Schmelzer and Youssoufa Moukoko are all out as well.
After resting a number of key players against Leeds United in their 1-2 loss over the weekend, the Premier League leaders are expected to go with their strongest squad against Dortmund. Sergio Aguero and Aymeric Laporte are the only doubts for Guardiola’s team.
POSSIBLE STARTING LINEUPS
BVB: Hitz; Meunier, Akanji, Hummels, Guerreiro; Can, Bellingham, Dahoud; Knauff, Haaland, Reus.
Man City: Ederson; Walker, Dias, Stones, Cancelo; Rodri, Gundogan, De Bruyne; Mahrez, Silva, Foden.
Borussia Dortmund vs Manchester City – 2:1