Man City vs Dortmund: Preview, How to watch and Betting odds
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Manchester City and Borussia Dortmund face off on the Champions League on Wednesday in what is a must-win second game for the English side. There's going to be fireworks, with Dortmund's goalscoring machine Erling Haaland coming up against the best defensive unit in the Premier League.
The quarter-final matches are due to be played at the respective home stadiums after the last-16 fixtures were switched to Hungary. Manchester City’s Champions League quarter-final first leg against Borussia Dortmund is set to be played at the Etihad Stadium.
Man City vs Dortmund quarter-final date
The colossal matchup between Manchester City and Borussia Dortmund will be played over two legs, with each team playing one leg at home.
The first leg between Man City and Dortmund will take place at the Etihad Stadium on Tuesday, 6 April at 3 pm ET / 8 pm BST. The return leg will be played at Signal Iduna Park on Wednesday, 14 April, which will also be a 3 pm ET / 8 pm BST kick-off.
The winners of Porto vs Chelsea and Liverpool vs Real Madrid will make up the other semi-final. Whichever side makes it through to the semi-finals will play either Bayern Munich or PSG on Tuesday, 27 April / Wednesday, 28 April, with the second leg set to take place on Tuesday, 4 / Wednesday, 5 May.
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Man City vs Dortmund: H2H
• The teams were paired together for the only previous time in the 2012/13 group stage, only City's second UEFA Champions League campaign, and it proved an unhappy one for the English club.
• A 90th-minute Mario Balotelli penalty did rescue a point for the English champions at the City of Manchester Stadium on Matchday 2, Marco Reus having given Dortmund the lead a minute past the hour, but Julian Schieber's 57th-minute goal proved enough for the German club to win the Matchday 6 fixture at the BVB Stadion Dortmund, according to UEFA.
• Those results helped Jürgen Klopp's Dortmund finish first in Group D on 14 points, ahead of Real Madrid and Ajax. While BVB went on to reach the final, losing an all-German decider against Bayern München at Wembley, City under Roberto Mancini bowed out after finishing fourth in their section on three points and failing to win any of their six games.
• While Sergio Agüero is the sole City survivor from those two fixtures, having played 90 minutes at home before coming on as a substitute in Germany, Reus and Mats Hummels played both games while Łukasz Piszczek featured in Manchester and was an unused substitute in Dortmund. İlkay Gündoğan, now of City, started both games for Dortmund.
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How to watch Man City vs Dortmund
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BT Sport Man City vs Dortmund Schedule:
UEFA Champions League Quarter-Final 1st Leg - From 7 pm on Tuesday, 6th April (BT Sport 3 / BT Sport Ultimate)
UEFA Champions League Quarter-Final 2nd Leg - From 7 pm on Wednesday, 14th April (BT Sport 3)
How to watch UCL in the USA
In the USA, all Champions League matches are available live on CBS All Access, which is the network's online streaming service. A select few, including the Champions League Final, will be shown on TV via CBS Sports Network, Real Sport 101 cites.
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If Roberto Mancini was brutally honest, this is a fixture that he could do without his Manchester City side playing. They are already out of the competition and can only qualify for the Europa League - a competition that the Premier League champions have very little interest in, Sports Mole says.
However, should they defeat Borussia Dortmund and Ajax fail to defeat Real Madrid in the Spanish capital, that is exactly where Mancini's men will find themselves next year. It is also a relatively meaningless encounter for Dortmund, who have already secured top spot ahead of Real Madrid.
Previous trips to Germany have not ended well for City. From five outings, they have won only once and lost four times. In contrast, Dortmund have never lost to English opposition on their own patch.
Despite his team's early omission, Mancini is expected to name a strong team for the match, although Aleksandar Kolarov is likely to miss out with a muscular problem. Mancini's opposite number Jurgen Klopp may use the match to give some of his squad players an outing.
Possible starting lineups:
Dortmund: Weidenfeller; Hummels, Piszczek, Subotic, Schmelzer; Perisic, Bender, K. Grosskreutz; Leitner, Reus; Lewandowski
Man City: Hart; Zabaleta, Kompany, Nastasic, Clichy; Y Toure, Garcia, Nasri; Silva, Balotelli; Aguero
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