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Champions: Guardiola’s City appeal strength at Etihad to try to eliminate Leipzig



Manchester City, led by Pep Guardiola, will face Germany’s Leipzig at home. This Tuesday, they’ll decide who makes it to the quarterfinals.

he city ​​of manchester I will receive it this Tuesday RB Leipzig With a mission to unblock the knockout rounds of the Champions League, they have the strength of a European local as a big argument to break the illusion of a German team.

Seeking a sixth consecutive quarter-final, Pep Guardiola’s side dominated the opening 45 minutes of the first leg in Germany, with Riyad Mahrez drawing 0-1 but with few “punches” and a It ended up being a draw.Demand more in this round agreed this Tuesday from 5pm

The Premier League champions didn’t know how to make the most of their dominance and advantage against Leipzig. Leipzig persevered and put in their best performance in the second half, signing the final draw (1-1) of the match with Josko’s goal. Leave everything open for duels at Gvaldior and the Etihad.

But the impregnable territory of “Citizen” is the guarantee of success in Europe, Unbeaten in last 23 games in top continental club competition The Catalan has 21 wins and two draws at the Etihad since opening the group stage of the 2018-2019 season against France’s Olympique Lyonnais, the last team to beat Manchester in the Champions League.

Only Brentford have picked up three points from a City estate in November and in the Premier League. who continue to look for Arsenal in the league. The English team has been unbeaten in his eight-game streak, and has won four in a row. One of his last was Crystal against his Palace (0-1), where he secured the win with a goal from Erling Haaland.

Having already lost 6-3 to the Etihad in the group stage last season, Leipzig seek to undermine the solidity and tenacity of their ‘citizens’ at home, appealing to their spirited character and the courage that has produced them so well. .

And since German football resumed after the winter break, Marco Rose’s side have lost just two of their last 11 games against top-two Bundesliga rivals Dortmund and Union Berlin.

In the national championship, the club are in third place, seven points behind leaders Bayern Munich, after winning their last match (3-0) against Mönchengladbach. A rigorous trial at Etihad Airways, under the banner of illusion, will measure the potential of a team that already knows what it is to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with Europe’s greatest in the semi-finals of the competition in the year of the pandemic. . Eliminated by psg. Last year they reached the final of the Europa League.

However, visitors are “touched” by casualties and the entity’s infirmary is on the verge of collapse. Most sensitive are Xaver Schlager, who will be out of action for around two months due to an ankle injury, and Christopher Nkunku, who will remain out until April. Dani Olmo back for the weekend after being on hiatus for over a month.

Source: Biobiochile

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