Manchester City XI vs RB Leipzig: Predicted line-up, confirmed team news and injury updates for the Champions League
A draw in Germany kept the round of 16 finely balanced ahead of the Etihad Stadium meeting.
Pep Guardiola has a full squad available for the second leg after Phil Foden recovered from a foot injury to start the weekend’s win over Crystal Palace.
City named De Bruyne and Kyle Walker on the bench at Selhurst Park in what was most likely a break for the first-choice players.
This marked the return of John Stones to the starting XI for the first time in over a month after suffering from a hamstring injury.
The tough decision for Guardiola is who to drop to bring De Bruyne back into the line-up, with Foden showing the most signs of form in recent weeks and Grealish also impressing.
Bernardo Silva is often one of the first names on City’s team roster, hence his recent move to an unorthodox role at left-back with Ilkay Gundogan and Rodri kept in the team.
On Monday, De Bruyne appeared alongside Guardiola at the pre-match press conference to nod to him for starting the game. However, the city manager did not go into detail about his selection against Leipzig.
Predicted Manchester City XI: Ederson; Wanderer, Akanji, Dias, Ake; DeBruyne, Rodri, Silva; Foden, Haaland, Grealisch.
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