Manchester City vs RB Leipzig face each other this Tuesday, March 14 in the second leg of the knockout stages of the Champions League. The match will be played at the Etihad Stadium, starting at 3:00 p.m. ET.
The quarterfinal qualification match will be broadcast on ESPN, Star+.
Manchester City, of Pep Guardiola and Norwegian striker Erling Haaland, and Leipzig, which will present the loss of Frenchman Christopher Nkunku, face on Tuesday a ‘delicate’ match for both parties, as the pass to the quarterfinals of the Champions League is at stake, in a return with everything to be decided after the 1-1 of the first leg, on German soil.
This is how Manchester City arrives
In no scenario is Manchester City seen outside this tie. It is not because of overconfidence, it is because it cries to heaven the need for the ‘Sky Blues’ no longer to do a good role in Europe, but to win the title. That context takes the pressure off RB Leipzig, who will try to surprise their rival at home.
After not missing the appointment with the ‘Champions’ since 2012, the baggage of City is a final and two semifinals in this period, far from the dominance they have shown in England, with more than a dozen trophies that prove their superiority in the domestic field.
This campaign, with the advantage of five points that Arsenal has in the Premier League, the League Cup lost and still alive in the FA Cup, City continues to look, if perhaps more than ever, at a Champions League that it wants, which for the quality and cost of its template is asked almost as an obligation. And against Leipzig at home he plays it. Not surprisingly, this weekend gave rest to holders like Kevin de Bruyne and Kyle Walker.
If they reach the quarterfinals, it will be City’s sixth straight appearance in this round.
RB Leipzig return to the Etihad! 🏟
Any excuse to watch @JackGrealish’s first #UCL goal! 🙌 pic.twitter.com/4TEfGWy4ZR
— Manchester City (@ManCity) March 13, 2023
Manchester City vs. Leipzig: match times in the world
Peru: 3:00 p.m.
Argentina: 5:00 p.m.
Ecuador: 3:00 p.m.
Colombia: 3:00 p.m.
Chile: 5:00 p.m.
Mexico: 2:00 p.m.
Bolivia: 4:00 p.m.
Venezuela: 4:00 p.m.
Uruguay: 5:00 p.m.
Brazil: 5:00 p.m.
Spain: 9:00 p.m.
United States (Los Angeles): 12:00 p.m.
United States (New York): 3:00 p.m.
This is how RB Leipzig arrives
For its part, RB Leipzig is currently in third place in the Bundesliga, where it recently defeated Gladbach 3-0 at home and faces the clash with balanced precedents since the two teams have previously met on three occasions, one of which ended in a draw and the remaining two with a victory for each.
This time they face the duel without Christopher Nkunku since the French striker suffered a muscle tear in the left thigh that will keep him out of play for at least the whole month of March and without the Austrian Xaver Schlager, who is still in rehabilitation. Peter Gulacsi and Abdou Diallou will also be missing due to injuries.
Yes, there will be the star this season, defender Josko Gvardiol, who has already scored goals in the Champions League against Manchester City and against Real Madrid. Precisely against the white team, they lost Marco Rose’s last international match, 2-0 on September 14 last year.
Manchester City vs. RB Leipzig: possible Champions League line-ups
Manchester City: Ederson Moraes; Kyle Walker, Stones, Ruben Dias, Aké; Rodri, Silva, Kevin De Bruyne; Jack Grealish, Riyad Mahrez, Erling Haaland.
RB Leipzig: Blaswich; Raum, Gvardiol, Orban, Henrichs, Szoboloszlai, Kampl, Laimer, Forsberg, Timo Werner, Silva.