Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City side continue their quest for an elusive maiden Champions League title with a home game against Borussia Dortmund in the group stage. After beating Sevilla last week, City already look comfortable in Group G and can do a lot to seal their leadership status with a victory over the German giants.
Dortmund are level on points with City after beating Copenhagen but were beaten 3-0 by RB Leipzig and former manager Marco Rose over the weekend, indicating the defensive frailty that has so often plagued them remains a major concern.
The world, of course, is waiting to see what Erling Haaland will do against his old charges as well. After a prolific start to his career at City, it will be fascinating to see if the striker punishes the club he left just a few months ago. Follow all the action in our LIVE blog below!
Very important when it comes to Manchester of course…
City have far too much quality for a Dortmund side known for losing goals.
Man City win 3-1.
Borussia Dortmund team news: Thorgan Hazard on the run for fitness
Thorgan Hazard is Dortmund’s main injury problem after picking up a thigh injury in the last round of Champions League fixtures.
Donyell Malen (thigh) and Karim Adeyemi (foot) have yet to be ruled out.
Man City squad news: John Stones fit, Kyle Walker injured
Having had something of a break after the Premier League postponement, Pep Guardiola could name a strong squad even with a tight schedule in mind.
Guardiola has confirmed John Stones is fit for Wednesday’s Champions League encounter with Borussia Dortmund.
The England international missed the win over Sevilla last time out but is available again to ease a defensive injury crisis.
Indeed, City were forced into an unusually late move in the latter stages of the summer transfer window, bringing in Manuel Akanji – who could make his debut – to cover Aymeric Laporte’s injury.
The Spain international remains unlikely to play despite returning to training after undergoing knee surgery before the start of the season and Kyle Walker is not fit to return after limping off against Aston Villa earlier this month- this.
Where to watch Manchester City vs Borussia Dortmund
TV channel: The game will be streamed on BT Sport 2 and BT Sport Ultimate.
Direct: BT Sport subscribers will be able to watch the game via the BT Sport app.
Live Blog: You can also keep up to date via the Standard Sport live blog!
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Erling Haaland already has two Champions League goals this season and could inflict further damage on his former side, beaten 3-0 on Saturday.
Kick-off inside the Etihad Stadium is at 8pm BST.