Manchester City vs RB Leipzig LIVE! Champions league game stream, team latest news, lineups, tv, prediction today
Tonight at the Etihad Stadium, a place in the quarter-finals of the Champions League is at stake. Manchester City and Leipzig meet in the round of 16 second leg after a 1-1 draw in Germany three weeks ago. In a proverbial two-half game at the Red Bull Arena, Riyad Mahrez gave Pep Guardiola’s initially dominant side the lead before Josko Gvardiol equalized with 20 minutes remaining.
City are seen as the clear favorites tonight when it comes to getting the job done on home soil, having won 17 games out of 19 in front of their own fans so far this season, but there will be no shortage of nerves as the officiating Premier League champions are feeling the pressure again to try and end their hoodoo in Europe’s elite club competition. They remain in contention for further top-flight and FA Cup success, but Guardiola accepts it is their Champions League record by which it will ultimately be judged.
Marco Rose’s visitors currently sit third in the Bundesliga with just two defeats since September but will be without a number of key players tonight, including Chelsea-bound top scorer Christopher Nkunku. Follow Man City vs RB Leipzig live below!
Manchester City team news
City’s hopes for trophy success on three fronts this season are bolstered by the fact that they have no known injury concerns at this time.
Kevin De Bruyne was due to start tonight after being limited to a late cameo off the bench as Erling Haaland’s penalty secured a 1-0 win over Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park in the Premier League on Saturday night.
John Stones was also returning from a hamstring injury in south-east London, while Phil Foden shook off a foot problem before fighting.
It will be interesting to see if Guardiola opts for both Foden and Grealish in attack alongside Haaland tonight, or if Riyad Mahrez gets a recall alongside De Bruyne, who scored in the first leg and is rested against Palace.
Kyle Walker is another player who remained on the bench at Selhurst and should return here.
Estimated Man City XI: Ederson; Wanderer, Akanji, Dias, Ake; DeBruyne, Rodri, Silva; Foden, Haaland, Grealisch.
Where to watch Man City vs RB Leipzig?
TV channel: Tonight’s Champions League round of 16 second leg will be broadcast live on BT Sport 1 and BT Sport Ultimate in the UK.
Live broadcast: Subscribers can watch a live stream on mobile, laptop, gaming consoles and more via the BT Sport website or app.
Welcome to the LIVE coverage between Man City and RB Leipzig!
Good evening and welcome to the Evening Standard’s latest LIVE coverage of the Champions League 2022-23.
Porto and Inter Milan meet in Portugal tonight, but here we focus on the events at the Etihad Stadium, where Manchester City and RB Leipzig meet in a fascinating round of 16.
After an entertaining 1-1 first-leg draw in Germany three weeks ago, which saw rumored City transfer target Josko Gvardiol head in late to deny Riyad Mahrez’s opener, this clash is well balanced.
City are strong favorites to win here on home soil and reach the quarter-finals, although the pressure of trying to finally end the long wait for glory in Europe’s elite club competition is mounting every year seems and Leipzig has only lost twice in total competitions since September.
Kick-off tonight is at 20:00 GMT. So stay tuned for playmaking, thoughts from both managers, the latest team news, lineups and up-to-the-minute game updates.
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