RB Leipzig vs Man City – Champions League: Live score and updates
RB Leipzig vs Manchester City LIVE: Bernardo Silva moved back into midfield with key man Kevin De Bruyne among those absent for Pep Guardiola’s side as they look to get back to winning ways in the Champions League last-16 tie
Follow Sportsmail’s live blog for the Champions League round of 16 first-leg clash between RB Leipzig and Manchester City.
It’s been a good season so far, and they are one of five sides in a very competitive Bundesliga where just five points separate the top six!
Marco Rose only came in back in September as manager and since October they have been near unstoppable.
They have lost just 1 of their last 20 games – albeit that loss came just 11 days ago following a crucial home loss against title rivals and this season’s surprise package Union Berlin.
They did get back to winning ways at the weekend though with a thumping 3-0 win at Wolfsburg.
On the night they lost 2-1 with Riyad Mahrez on the scoresheet but it mattered little to Guardiola as they had already secured their place before the game as winners of their group.
Our XI to face @ManCity! 📋
…City have played at the Red Bull Aren a before (more on that in a moment) but I’m a bit unimpressed by what the team have turned up in at the Red Bull Arena. Black clobber from head to toe? Grealish and Mahrez just simply look like they are up to no good!
They look to have shifted to a back four with Ruben Dias being partnered by Akanji while Erling Haaland will lead a three-man attack supported by Jack Grealish on the left and Mahrez on the right.
Two of them are forced with Kevin De Bruyne and Aymeric Laporte not even travelling to Leipzig due to reporting ill after the 1-1 draw at Nottingham Forest and they are replaced in the side by Nathan Ake and Manuel Akanji as Riyad Mahrez also starts in place of Phil Foden.
Ederson, Walker, Ruben Dias, Ake, Akanji, Gundogan, Rodri, Silva, Mahrez, Grealish, Haaland.
Inter Milan and Porto will be the other match kicking off in the ‘Jose Mourinho derby’ at 8pm this evening, which will bring up half-time in the last-16 following these other results so far. Spurs and Chelsea still have great chances to advance with home legs to come… not looking good for Liverpool though.
Premier League clubs I mean. So far Tottenham, Chelsea and Liverpool have all been defeated in their last-16 matches so it’s over to Manchester City as they now travel to Germany to take on RB Leipzig.
But which City will turn up? The one that bulldozed Arsenal or the one that meekly surrendered a lead against Nottingham Forest at the weekend?
Good evening all and welcome to our live coverage of tonight’s Champions League action.
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