RB Leipzig are placed fifth in Bundesliga with 39 points from 21 games. They are only four points behind leaders Bayern Munich.
Manchester City travel to Germany for a difficult round-of-16 tie against RB Leipzig in the Champions League first leg. The Wednesday night contest will be in favour of the English champions due to their squad quality and recent performances in this competition. However, Leipzig are no pushovers. They also have a very good squad and are a difficult team to play at their own home. Hence, it will be interesting to see which team makes the most of their chances at Red Bull Arena.
For Manchester City, this is one trophy that has escaped their reach in all these years. They have come so close yet fallen short in their quest for this crown. Man City have had some painful exits in this competition by suffering heart-breaking defeats in recent past. Hence, they would hope to put it behind them and go one step further this time around. Simultaneously, they will also be eager for revenge after losing their last visit to this stadium in the group stage of last season’s competition.
On the other hand, RB Leipzig’s participation in the knockout round seemed to be in doubt for a while, but the German side splendidly overcame their early struggles to finish second in Group F. In their domestic league too, they are not far away from the top. RB Leipzig are placed fifth in Bundesliga with 39 points from 21 games. They are only four points behind leaders Bayern Munich. Meanwhile, Manchester City are second in the Premier League table with 52 points from 24 matches. They are two points shy of leaders Arsenal but have played a game more than the London outfit.
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RB Leipzig will miss most of players through injury for this contest. The German clubs has both bad and good news in relation to the injury situation. They will be without Dani Olmo, Peter Gulacsi and Abdou Diallo for this game. However, the return of Konrad Laimer and Christopher Nkunku will be a massive boost for them. On the other hand, Manchester City will be without John Stones for this game. Otherwise, Pep Guardiola’s side have more or less everyone available for this contest.
RB Leipzig possible line-up: Blaswich, Klostermann, Orban, Gvardiol, Raum, Laimer, Schlager, Szoboszlai, Forsberg, Nkunku, Silva
Manchester City possible line-up: Ederson, Walker, Dias, Akanji, Ake, Rodri, Bernardo, De Bruyne, Mahrez, Grealish, Haaland
|Union Berlin||1-2 (L)|
|Aston Villa||3-1 (W)|
|RB Leipzig beat Manchester City||2-1|
|Manchester City beat RB Leipzig||6-3|
The UEFA Champions League match between RB Leipzig and Manchester City will take place at Red Bull Arena on Thursday at 1:30 am IST.
The live telecast of the UEFA Champions League matches in India are available on the Sony Sports network. Fans will also be able to watch the live streaming on SonyLIV app and JioTV. Besides, those in the United Kingdom can catch the live action of the match between RB Leipzig and Manchester City via BTSport.com, BBC Radio 5 Live, BT Sport App, BT Sport Ultimate, TalkSport Radio UK, BT Sport 1; and DAZN1, Servus TV, DAZN in Germany.
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