Manchester C - Dortmund

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Manchester C K. De Bruyne (19), P. Foden (90)
Etihad Stadium2-1
Dortmund M. Reus (84)
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How Dortmund could line up against Manchester City

By Rune Gjerulff

We take a look at how Borussia Dortmund could line up for their Champions League quarterfinal first-leg tie with Manchester City on Tuesday.

Dortmund coach Edin Terzic.
Dortmund coach Edin Terzic.

Borussia Dortmund are gearing up for a tough challenge as they prepare to face Premier League leaders Manchester City away from home in the Champions League on Tuesday.


Coming off a highly disappointing 1-2 defeat to Eintracht Frankfurt, Dortmund want to 'show a strong reaction,' centre-back Emre Can underlined at the pre-match press conference.

However, coming up against a Manchester City side that have won 27 of their last 28 games, it will take a special effort to get a good result.

"City are currently the strongest team in the world with incredible quality," admitted Dortmund coach Edin Terzic.

"It's an exciting task where we need to show our top performance across both matches.

"City will hold a lot of possession, we have to assume that tomorrow. They like to tire their opponents in order to open up space.


When we have the ball, we have to get going - that is when it becomes difficult to stop us."

Terzic could make a few changes from the team that lost to Eintracht Frankfurt, with Mateu Morey and Mahmoud Dahoud likely to come into the line-up at the expense of Manuel Akanji and Nico Schulz.

Here's the BVB team we expect to see against City:

Marwin Hitz

Mateu Morey
Emre Can
Mats Hummels
Raphael Guerreiro

Thomas Delaney
Mahmoud Dahoud
Jude Bellingham

Thorgan Hazard
Erling Haaland
Marco Reus



Manchester City's probable line-up: Ederson - Walker, Dias, Stones, Cancelo - Bernardo Silva, Rodri, Gündogan - Foden, De Bruyne, Sterling.


Manchester C
(4-2-3-1)
31Ederson
2Kyle Walker
5John Stones
3Rúben Dias
27João Cancelo
16Rodri Hernández
8İlkay Gündoğan
26Riyad Mahrez
17Kevin De Bruyne (C)
47Philip Foden
20Bernardo Silva ↩59
Bench
13Zack Steffen
85James Trafford
7Raheem Sterling
9Gabriel Jesus ↪59
10Sergio Agüero
21Ferrán Torres
6Nathan Aké
11Oleksandr Zinchenko
14Aymeric Laporte
22Benjamin Mendy
50Eric García
25Fernandinho
Dortmund
(4-3-3)
35Marwin Hitz
2Mateu Morey ↩81
16Manuel Akanji
15Mats Hummels
13Raphaël Guerreiro
22Jude Bellingham
23Emre Can
8Mahmoud Dahoud ↩81
36Ansgar Knauff ↩63
9Erling Håland
11Marco Reus (C)
Bench
1Roman Bürki
40Stefan Drljača
27Steffen Tigges
14Nico Schulz
26Łukasz Piszczek
6Thomas Delaney ↪81
10Thorgan Hazard
19Julian Brandt
20Reinier
24Thomas Meunier ↪81
30Felix Passlack
32Giovanni Reyna ↪63

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