[ClevPicks Prediction]: Man City vs. Dortmund: Key Games Tonight!
When Borussia Dortmund plays Manchester City in the UEFA Champions League, Jude Bellingham (r.) and Erling Haaland (l.) will cross paths.
Borussia Dortmund and Jude Bellingham will quickly catch up with Erling Haaland when they visit Manchester City in the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday (kick-off: 9pm CEST).
In front of 81,000 spectators at Signal Iduna Park on Matchday 1, Dortmund defeated Copenhagen with a score of 3-0 to kick off their European season. After replacing the injured Thorgan Hazard in the first half, Bellingham added the final goal to give Gio Reyna his second assist of the game. As he so frequently does, captain Marco Reus opened the scoring to give Borussia their sixth victory of the year and fifth straight victory by a score of 1-0. Gregor Kobel, the team's first-choice goalkeeper, is still sidelined with a muscular problem, so Alexander Meyer, who made his Champions League debut with a shutout, will continue. Edin Terzic is anticipated to use all three of his international center-backs for Germany, Mats Hummels, Niklas Süle, and Nico Schlotterbeck. As he continues his slow recovery from injury, Reyna could have to be content with a spot on the bench once more. Anthony Modeste will likely lead the line while Julian Brandt, who is currently in good form, continues.
At Dortmund, Haaland put together a scorching two and a half seasons, scoring nearly one goal per game and shattering multiple club and Bundesliga records. He sustained that kind of success after moving to Manchester in the summer, which came as no surprise to Bundesliga observers. He scored a brace when they opened their Champions League campaign with a 4-0 victory at Sevilla. The former BVB defenders Manuel Akanji and Sergio Gomez, as well as Arminia Bielefeld goalkeeper Stefan Ortega, have joined him at the Etihad Stadium. For former Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola, Kevin De Bruyne and Ilkay Gündogan, both of whom were born in Germany, are anticipated to start. The death of Queen Elizabeth II over the weekend resulted in the cancellation of all football in England, giving City a week to recover from their final match in Spain.
Bellingham is tied for the most goals scored by an English teenager in the Champions League with three (all for Dortmund) (level with Wayne Rooney, Theo Walcott, Jadon Sancho and Phil Foden).
Reyna assisted on two of the three goals against Copenhagen, making history as the first American to do so since 2010–11.
Reus has scored 22 goals for Dortmund in the Champions League, including two goals in four games against City.
In their only prior group matches, Dortmund defeated City 1-0 and drew 1-1 in 2012/13.
For the first time since winning the Champions League in 1997, BVB went on to make it to the championship game that year. In their first European Cup final, City came in second place in 2021.
For BVB, Haaland scored 62 goals in 67 Bundesliga games and 86 from 89 attempts overall. In 13 appearances, he had a 15 percent return in the Champions League.
City: Ederson – Walker, Akanji, Dias, Cancelo – Gündogan, Rodri, De Bruyne (c) – Foden, Haaland, Grealish
Out: Mendy (not included)
Coach: Pep Guardiola
Dortmund: Meyer – Süle, Hummels, Schlotterbeck – Meunier, Bellingham, Özcan, Guerreiro – Brandt, Modeste, Reus (c)
Out:Bynoe-Gittens (shoulder), Dahoud (shoulder), Haller (testicular cancer), Kobel (muscular), Morey (knee)
Doubtful: Adeyemi (foot), Hazard (hamstring), Malen (muscular)
Coach: Edin Terzic
Dortmund are likely in for back-to-back road losses against the rested Premier League winners without their starting goalie and a host of other players who could make a difference.
Despite the fact that the friendship between the two clubs off the field is still strong, Terzic's team will probably return to Germany ruminating on their first Champions League defeat of the year because Haaland and company aren't showing any signs of slowing down anytime soon.
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