Even one Erling Haaland (l.) goal could be enough for Borussia Dortmund to oust Sergio Aguero's Manchester City in the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals. - © DFL
Even one Erling Haaland (l.) goal could be enough for Borussia Dortmund to oust Sergio Aguero's Manchester City in the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals. - © DFL

Borussia Dortmund vs. Manchester City: UEFA Champions League probable line-ups, match stats and LIVE blog!

With Erling Haaland to the fore, Borussia Dortmund have every chance of getting the win they need to overturn a 2-1 first-leg deficit in their decisive UEFA Champions League quarter-final second leg at home to Manchester City on Wednesday (kick-off: 8pm BST).


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Haaland has been unplayable in this only his second campaign of Champions League football, reaching double figures for goals in just seven appearances. He wasn't on the scoresheet in the away leg, but did set up captain Marco Reus for an all-important away goal. BVB might have had another, but for a contentious refereeing decision against English teenager Jude Bellingham in the first half. Interim coach Edin Terzic could welcome back former City youth player Jadon Sancho following six weeks out with a thigh injury, though the England international is unlikely to be risked from the start - if at all. Ansgar Knauff did his chances of deputising no harm with a winning goal from the bench against VfB Stuttgart on Saturday. The 19-year-old winger was a surprise starter in Manchester, but Terzic may opt for the more experienced Thorgan Hazard in such a high-stakes contest. A 1-0 win or victory by at least two clear goals will send Dortmund through to the semi-finals, where either holders Bayern Munich or Paris Saint-Germain await.

Pep Guardiola knows Dortmund well from his three-year stint in charge of Bayern Munich. His overall record against BVB includes seven wins from 12 encounters, though three of those losses came in knockout competition. The Catalan tactician won successive Bundesliga titles at the Allianz Arena, and is firmly on course to add a third English Premier League title to his collection, despite losing 2-1 to 10-man Leeds United on Saturday. The Champions League has proved the club's kryptonite, though. They've never won the competition and have only gone as far as the semi-finals once. Dortmund, on the other hand, were winners in 1997 and beaten finalists in 2013. Former Dortmund midfielder Ilkay Gündogan was part of the Jürgen Klopp team that lost 2-1 to Bayern at Wembley eight years ago, while Kevin De Bruyne spent his formative years in the Bundesliga with Werder Bremen and Wolfsburg. One possible personnel change from the team that scored a 90th-minute winner through Phil Foden last time out is Raheem Sterling in for Riyad Mahrez on the right wing.

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Match stats

  • Haaland is the top scorer in this season's Champions League with 10 goals, two clear of PSG's Kylian Mbappe.
  • Man City's 15-goal top scorer Gündogan won the Bundesliga with Dortmund under Klopp in 2012, and left for England in 2016 with 156 BVB appearances under his belt.
  • Sancho made the opposite journey in 2017 and has since racked up 70 goals and 71 assists in all competitions for Die Schwarzgelben.
  • Haaland and Gio Reyna are the sons of former Man City players Alf Inge and Claudio respectively.
  • Had Bellingham's goal stood in the first leg, Dortmund might have extended their undefeated run against City to three games. They won 1-0 and drew 1-1 in the 2012/13 group stage.
  • Guardiola has failed to win five of his 12 meetings with Dortmund (L4, D1).

Probable line-ups

Dortmund: Hitz - Morey, Akanji, Hummels, Guerreiro - Bellingham, Can, Dahoud - Reus (c), Haaland, Hazard
Moukoko (shin), Schmelzer (knee), Witsel (Achilles' tendon), Zagadou (knee)
Doubtful: Sancho (thigh)
Edin Terzic

Man City: Ederson - Walker, Stones, Dias, Cancelo - Rodri, Gündogan - Sterling, De Bruyne (c), Foden - Silva
Pep Guardiola

Live blog

Wed, 14.04 19:00
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Quarter-final second legSignal Iduna Park