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Live Match Preview – Man City vs RB Leipzig 09.15.2021

Team news and stats ahead of Man City v RB Leipzig in the Champions League group stage on Wednesday; kick off at 8 p.m.

Team news

Kevin De Bruyne and Phil Foden could be involved as Manchester City host Leipzig in their Champions League Group A opener on Wednesday.

The pair were both unused substitutes at Leicester on Saturday after overcoming ankle and foot injuries respectively.

Second-choice goalkeeper Zack Steffen remains unavailable after testing positive for coronavirus during the international break, so former England international Scott Carson could be on the bench.

Former City defender Angelino could play for RB Leipzig after spending 58 minutes under his belt upon returning from a muscle injury in the weekend’s 4-1 loss to Bayern Munich.

Marcel Halstenberg (ankle) faces a race to get fit, while defender Marcelo Saracchi continues his rehabilitation after a cross knee injury.

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How to follow

Follow live updates on and the Sky Sports app from 6.30pm on Tuesday; kick off at 8 p.m. Also follow Gillette Soccer Special live on Sky Sports News and Sky Sports Premier League from 7pm.

Opta Statistics

  • This will be Manchester City’s first meeting with RB Leipzig in European competition, as Pep Guardiola’s side won all four of their matches against German opponents in the UEFA Champions League last season (two wins against Borussia Dortmund and Borussia Mönchengladbach).
  • After winning their first two UEFA Champions League matches against English rivals (both against Spurs in 2019-20), RB Leipzig have lost three of their last four such matches in the competition, including two losses against Liverpool in 2020-21.
  • Pep Guardiola’s side are unbeaten in their last 17 UEFA Champions League group stage games (13 v, no 4), with the last such loss coming in September 2018 against Lyon. Since Guardiola took over Manchester City, they have lost just three of their 30 group stage games of the competition (20 v., 7 n.).
  • Manchester City have won 49 of their 90 UEFA Champions League games so far (D16 L25) – they could become the second fastest team with 50 wins in tournament history, with Real Madrid being the fastest with 50 victories in 88 matches, achieved in 2003.
  • RB Leipzig have lost three of their last four away matches in the UEFA Champions League (W1), without scoring in all three defeats; including two against English opponents (0-5 against Manchester United and 0-2 against Liverpool).

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