Manchester City has been faced by Borussia Dortmund, a team that has appeared for a first time since 2017 in the last eight quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions League.
• The city will be in the fourth consecutive season’s quarter finals but both of its previous three campaigns at this point are over. In fact, the semifinals were only reached once, in 2015/16, although Dortmund lost their last two quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions League but ultimately prevailed three times out of six in the last eight.
• However, Dortmund has lost the last five games against Premier League rivals, as City is on a six-speed streak, home and away against the German clubs – including a 16-speed round this season.
• The groups were matched together for the lone past time in the 2012/13 gathering stage, just City’s second UEFA Champions League mission, and it demonstrated a miserable one for the English club.
• A 90th-minute Mario Balotelli punishment protected a point for the English bosses at the City of Manchester Stadium on Matchday 2, Marco Reus having given Dortmund the lead a moment past the hour, however Julian Schieber’s 57th-minute objective demonstrated enough for the German club to win the Matchday 6 installation at the BVB Stadion Dortmund.
• Those outcomes helped Jürgen Klopp’s Dortmund finish first in Group D on 14 focuses, in front of Real Madrid and Ajax. While BVB proceeded to arrive at the last, losing an all-German decider against Bayern München at Wembley, City under Roberto Mancini bowed out subsequent to completing fourth in their segment on three focuses and neglecting to win any of their six games.
• While Sergio Agüero is the sole City survivor from those two apparatuses, having played an hour and a half at home prior to going ahead as a substitute in Germany, Reus and Mats Hummels played the two games while Łukasz Piszczek highlighted in Manchester and was an unused substitute in Dortmund. Ilkay Gündoğan, presently of City, begun the two games for Dortmund.
• City’s record in European Cup quarter-finals is W1 L3:
2019/20 Lyon L 1-3
2018/19 Tottenham L 4-4 away objectives (0-1 a, 4-3 h)
2017/18 Liverpool L 1-5 (0-3 a, 1-2 h)
2015/16 Paris Saint-Germain W 3 (2-2 a, 1-0 h)
• City scored three objectives in every one of their initial three Group C triumphs this season, beating Porto (3-1), Marseille and Olympiacos (both 3-0) preceding a 1-0 win in Greece on Matchday 4 got progress. A goalless attract Porto in their penultimate apparatus affirmed City in the lead position before an end 2-0 win at home to Marseille.
• Josep Guardiola’s side at that point beat Dortmund’s homegrown adversaries Borussia Monchengladbach 2-0 twice in the round of 16, with the two games played in Budapest.
• It is 706 minutes since City yielded a UEFA Champions League objective, Luis Díaz’s fourteenth moment opener for Porto on Matchday 1. The record for the opposition, set by Arsenal in 2005/06, is 995 minutes, with City now second in the record-breaking rankings having moved above Juventus (690 minutes).
• City completed second in the 2019/20 Premier League and retired from the UEFA Champions League at the quarter-last stage for the third season running, going down 3-1 against Lyon in their oddball tie in Lisbon. They had completed first in their gathering with 14 focuses (W4 D2) prior to seeing off Real Madrid in the last 16, winning 2-1 away and at home against the 13-time European bosses.
• This is the Citizens’ 10th UEFA Champions League crusade; they have been included each season since 2011/12.
• City have scored 52 objectives in their last 21 UEFA Champions League matches; in the course of the last three seasons their record is W20 D4 L3 with 68 objectives scored and 22 surrendered.
• Gladiola’s group is unbeaten in 12 home European matches (W11 D1) since a 2-1 misfortune against Lyon on Match day 1 out of 2018/19.
• City have won their last four home matches in the UEFA Champions League knockout stage – and five of the last seven (L2) – yet generally speaking have won just six of their 12 home knockout matches in the opposition (D2 L4).
• That total success against Mönchengladbach made City’s record in two-legged ties against German clubs W3 L2. The two past successes both came against Schalke, in the 2018/19 round of 16 and in the semi-finals of their triumphant European Cup Winners’ Cup crusade in 1969/70; they lost in the UEFA Cup quarter-finals to Mönchengladbach in 1978/79 and Hamburg 30 years after the fact.
• The second leg against Mönchengladbach this season was the Cityzens’ 6th progressive home triumph against Bundesliga groups; a 3-1 loss by Bayern in 2013 is their sole misfortune to German resistance in Manchester (W8 D2).
• A 1-1 attract Mönchengladbach in November 2016 is the just one of City’s last 11 matches against German clubs they have neglected to win, extending back to a 1-0 misfortune at Bayern in September 2014.
CONNECTIONS AND RANDOM DATA
• Gündoğan additionally played for Bochum (2005–09) and Nürnberg (2009–11) in Germany. His record against Dortmund with Nürnberg was played four, lost four.
• Gündoğan was a Dortmund player among 2011 and joining City in 2016, scoring 15 objectives in 157 appearances altogether rivalries. He was essential for the group that won a German alliance and cup twofold in 2011/12 and scored Dortmund’s objective from the punishment spot in the 2-1 loss by Bayern in coming up next season’s UEFA Champions League last at Wembley.
• Jadon Sancho joined Manchester City from Watford in March 2015 at 14 years old. He spent the following two seasons in the club’s institute sides prior to getting paperwork done for Dortmund in August 2017.
HAVE ADDITIONALLY PLAYED IN ENGLAND:
Felix Passlack (Norwich 2018/19 advance)
Emre Can (Liverpool 2014–18)
Jude Bellingham (Birmingham 2010–20)
HAVE ADDITIONALLY PLAYED IN GERMANY:
Kevin De Bruyne (Werder Bremen 2012/13 advance, Wolfsburg 2014–15)
Zack Steffen (Freiburg 2014–16, Fortuna Düsseldorf 2019/20 advance)
Zack Steffen and Giovanni Reyna (United States)
Rúben Dias, João Cancelo, Bernardo Silva and Raphaël Guerreiro (Portugal)
Kyle Walker, Phil Foden, John Stones, Raheem Sterling and Jadon Sancho, Jude Bellingham (England)
Kevin De Bruyne and Thomas Meunier, Thorgan Hazard (Belgium)
Ilkay Gündoğan and Emre Can, Marco Reus, Marcel Schmelzer, Mahmoud Dahoud, Julian Brandt, Nico Schulz (Germany)
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