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50 not out!
Fastest to fifty! 💪— Manchester City (@ManCity) September 15, 2021
🔷 6-3 ⚫️ #ManCity | https://t.co/axa0klD5re pic.twitter.com/tojFqftKxC
Onto the next one!
Get your City fix here!
50 up for City in the UCL
City stand alone!
FULL TIME: CITY 6-3 LEIZPIG
15 goals in three home games this season
5-3 Lepzig encounting.
82' Change for both
Meanwhile, Leipzig introduce Josko Gvardiol for Nkunku who became the first man to score a hat-trick for Leipzig in the Champions League. It could well all be in vein however.
79' SENT OFF!
75' Cancelo scores a beauty
75' GOAL!!!!! 5-3
74' GOAL!!!! 4-3!
73' Substitution for the visitors
72' Double switch for City
66' BALL IN THE NET
61' Triple change for Leipzig
Dominik Szoboszlai for Emil Forsberg
Yussuf Poulsen for Andre Silva
Keeper no chance. City lead by two again.
56' GOAL! GREALISH
54' Finely poised
49' YELLOW CARD
45' City take centre
Second-half coming shortly!
HT: CITY 3-1 LEIPZIG
45+1 GOAL 3-1!
45+1 PENALTY TO CITY!
41' Back in the game
36' Grealish effort
The late offside calls are becoming increasingly frustrating. Can hear the collective moans around the Etihad.
28' OWN GOAL 2-0
Still no clean sheet for RB this season.
23' Nkunku chance
Still 1-0 City.
14' Olmo fires over
12' YELLOW card
8' Slow start
⚽️1' We're underway
On the whistle
Assistants: Joost van Zuilen and Johan Balder
VAR: Pol van Boekel
4th Official: Jeroen Manschot
A predominantly dutch team in the middle tonight.
Teams are in the tunnel!
Spots or Stripes
Kleiner Tipp:— RB Leipzig (@RBLeipzig) September 15, 2021
Das wunderschöne Stück direkt im @redbullshop sichern ➡️ https://t.co/2J8vPLJdrU 👀 pic.twitter.com/bM3FwkeH1l
A mild night in Manchester
Going to the match... 💙— Manchester City (@ManCity) September 15, 2021
🔷 #ManCity | https://t.co/axa0klD5re pic.twitter.com/OALVpCtK58
10 minutes to kick-off
Guardiola on changes
Pep confirms Stones and Laporte were injured while on international duty!
🗣 Pep speaks next
#WarmUp-Time ⏰ #MCIRBL #ChampionsLeague pic.twitter.com/tsmoWkcStM— RB Leipzig (@RBLeipzig) September 15, 2021
City have arrived
The boys are in the building 🙌— Manchester City (@ManCity) September 15, 2021
🔷 #ManCity | https://t.co/axa0klD5re pic.twitter.com/YtrrGWscci
It's 300 games in charge for Pep!
3️⃣0️⃣0️⃣— Manchester City (@ManCity) September 15, 2021
A milestone for the boss tonight! 🙌
🔷 #ManCity | https://t.co/axa0klD5re pic.twitter.com/xSf9pfHQxV
Pep roulette 🎰
With Laporte out, Nathan Ake gets a start.
Cancelo switches over to the right while Zinchenko starts on the left with Kyle Walker dropping to the bench.
KDB comes in for Gundogan and Mahrez starts on the right in place of Jesus.
Three changes for Leipzig
In come Lukas Klostermann, Tyler Adams and Emil Forsberg to replace Mohamed Simakan, Kevin Kampl and Dominik Szoboszlai.
All three players move to the bench.
Unsere START-XI zum Auftakt in der @ChampionsLeague gegen @ManCity!#MCIRBL #YouCanDoAnything pic.twitter.com/SaO1cwVxx0— RB Leipzig (@RBLeipzig) September 15, 2021
Kevin De Bruyne starts and Jack Grealish makes his UCL debut but no Aymeric Laporte or John Stones in the City squad tonight.
City line-up is in:
Your #UCL starting XI for tonight! 💪— Manchester City (@ManCity) September 15, 2021
XI | Ederson, Cancelo, Dias (C), Ake, Zinchenko, Rodrigo, De Bruyne, Bernardo, Grealish, Torres, Mahrez.
SUB | Carson, Slicker, Walker, Sterling, Gundogan, Jesus, Fernandinho, Foden, Palmer, Lavia.
🔷 #ManCity | https://t.co/axa0klD5re pic.twitter.com/EWdOPGnE1h
DE BRUYNE SET TO START!
10 MINUTES TO TEAM NEWS
Leipzig players out for a stroll in the Manchester sun earlier today
A nice matchday walk for our boys in Manchester 🚶♂️— RB Leipzig English (@RBLeipzig_EN) September 15, 2021
🔴⚪ #WeAreLeipzig #MCIRBL pic.twitter.com/oVKUzGMESu
City U19s take UEFA Youth League opener!
Get in!! ⭐️ https://t.co/E1m9bvqIx9— Manchester City (@ManCity) September 15, 2021
What we can expect this evening
On a calm September night...— Manchester City (@ManCity) September 15, 2021
🔷 #ManCity | https://t.co/axa0klD5re pic.twitter.com/fNqzV0oN8S
Marsch wary of tough group
"It should never be easy in the Champions League. PSG and Man City are certainly among the best teams in the world at the moment. That means the task will be very difficult.
"I have to say the toughest game is the first one in Manchester. I had hoped that we would face them later on because we are still in the middle of a process here."
Final defeat to spur City on says Pep
"The players have feelings and soul and, you know, it hurts when you cannot achieve. For them it's a new challenge to try. These guys won three Premier League titles in the last four years and every year we have the feeling that we can do better."
Grealish in line for debut
Here is preparing for the game via Twitter:
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RB Leipzig: Predicted XI
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Leipzig team news
Manchester City team news
Back-up goalkeeper Zack Steffen is unavailable after testing positive for COVID-19.
UK and Ireland : 8pm
Germany : 9pm
Russia and Eastern Europe: 10pm
USA : 3e/2c
Where do they stand?
Leipzig meanwhile, have staretd slowly and find themselves 12th in the Bundesliga. A 4-1 loss to Bayern Munich on Saturday was their third defeat in four matches.
New look Leipzig return to Manchester
The German side finished runners up in their group last year - edging past Ole's side with a stunning 3-2 victory in GW6 - there has been plenty of change in Leipzig since then, and they know they'll need to be at their best to get a result here tonight.
Citizens looking to get off to a fast start
The Citizens will be looking to get off to a fast start in what looks to be one of the most difficult groups of this seasons campaign.
With a daunting trip to Paris in GW2, Pep will be eager to get three points on the board early.