Manchester City vs RB Leipzig: Live Stream TV Updates and How to Watch Champions League 2021/22
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 04: Kevin De Bruyne of Manchester City looks on during the UEFA Champions League Semi Final Second Leg match between Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain at Etihad Stadium on May 04, 2021 in Manchester, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Matt McNulty - Manchester City/Manchester City FC via Getty Images)


21:302 years ago

Thanks for tuning in!

Thanks for joining us today for our coverage and be sure to check out our post-match analysis. 


Good night!

21:292 years ago

🗣Post-Pep talk

"We have scored 16 goals in our last three games here. I ask the people to come . We need the people on Saturday at 3pm versus Southampton because we will be tired. "


21:192 years ago

50 not out!

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Onto the next one!

City host Southampton at 3pm on Saturday in the Premier League but their next European outing will be a trip to Paris in two weeks time. 
21:042 years ago

Get your City fix here!

Stay with us for post-match quotes and be sure to check out our warm-down piece in the aftermatch of the game.
21:002 years ago

50 up for City in the UCL

That win is City's 50th in the UCL in their 91st game. The second-quickest any team has reached that milestone ahead of Barcelona (50 in 93) and just behind Real Madrid (50 in 88). @spbajko
20:562 years ago

City stand alone!

With PSG drawing in Belgium (1-1) with Club Brugge City are clear at the top of Group A after MD1. 
20:552 years ago


City hit Leipzig for six on another entertaining night at the Etihad. A better game in the second half. Much more free-flowing despite the fact there were four goals scored in the first half.
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90+3' Chance!

Tremendous workrate from Fernandinho since has came on wins it back and releases Mahrez but he shoots straight at Gulasci.
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There will be four minutes added on at the end of this game.
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The goal stands. Gabriel Jesus scores on his 200th Manchester City appearance. He pounced on the loose ball in the area and smashed it into the roof of the net. 
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87' GOAL!!!!!!

It's six!!!
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15 goals in three home games this season

5-0 Norwich.

5-0 Arsenal.

5-3 Lepzig encounting. 

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82' Change for both

Gabriel Jesus is on for Jack Grelaish who enjoyed a memorable Champions League debut with a goal and an assist.

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. 

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Angelino receives a second yellow card and he's off. Not the return to the Etihad he would have hoped for. 
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75' Cancelo scores a beauty

Fabulous goal from perhaps the man of the match Joao Cancelo who again nudges City two in front. 
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75' GOAL!!!!! 5-3

Pick that one out!
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74' GOAL!!!! 4-3!

Another twist in the tale, it's a hat-trick for Nkunku as he rifles past Ederson from an acute angle. 
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73' Substitution for the visitors

On comes Brian Brobbey to replace Dani Olmo for Leipzig.
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72' Double switch for City

Kevin De Bruyne and Ferran Torres are off for the returning Phil Foden and Raheem Sterling 
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Cancelo splits the defence with a brilliant ball. Good feet from Torres who cooly converts but the flag is up again! Marginal call!
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61' Triple change for Leipzig

Amadou Haidara for Konrad Laimer

Dominik Szoboszlai for Emil Forsberg

Yussuf Poulsen for Andre Silva

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59' Substitutions

Fernandinho replaces Rodri and Bernardo Silva makes way for Ilkay Gundogan.
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Yellow card for Angelino.
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56' 4-2

A superb goal from the £100 million man who threatened when he cut in from the left in the first half. Grealish curls a beautiful effort into the top corner after swanning his way into the area.


Keeper no chance. City lead by two again.

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4-2 CITY!!!
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54' Finely poised

City lead 3- 2. The next goal will be crucial. 
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City break and KDB goes close but his effort flashes by the post.
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Olmo lifts the ball into Nkunku who scores another header for his second of the night.


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50' 3-2

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Referee shows Tyler Adams a yellow for his late tackle on Jack Grealish.
20:052 years ago

45' City take centre

Back underway at the Etihad. Just to confirm, Klostermann received a yellow card for his handball that led to the City penalty. 
19:592 years ago

Second-half coming shortly!

Stay with us as we near the beginning of the second period
19:542 years ago


City have been threatening without creating too much themselves. 59% to 41% possession in favour of the hosts but Leipzig have controlled the ball well at times. Just the final ball lacking. 
19:522 years ago


It's a game that has ebbed and flowed. Despite four goals, it hasn't been that easy watched. Late offside calls and plenty of free-kicks awarded out the pitch haven't helped the rhythm of the game. Leipzig have created little but were growing into the game and got their reward before the City penalty.


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Mahrez's penalty into the top corner restores City's two-goal advantage.
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45+1 GOAL 3-1!

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Handball from Klostermann is reviewed by the referee at the pitchside monitor and he points to the spot.
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41' Back in the game

Forsberg stands the ball to the back post. Mukiele heads it back across the box and Nkunku diverts it into the net.
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42' 2-1!

The visitors respond.
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Comes to nothing. Leipzig have faled to create anything clear cut barring Nkunku's earlier effort.
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Aneglino can't spot any of his Leipzig teammates with his cutback but does win a corner.
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36' Grealish effort

Grealsih stings the palms of Gulasci as he drifts in from the left. Late flag again rendering the winger offside.

The late offside calls are becoming increasingly frustrating. Can hear the collective moans around the Etihad. 

19:372 years ago


Andre Silva stabs the ball home but City's high line again catches Leipzig out and the striker is rightly deemed offside.
19:302 years ago

28' OWN GOAL 2-0

De Bruyne floats the ball in from the left, into the corridor of uncertainty and Leipzig defender Nordi Mukiele heads it into his own net. 
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27' Close

KDB curls in the free but Ake can't quite reach it. City a threat from set plays with Leipzig opting for a zonal-marking approach.

Still no clean sheet for RB this season.

19:272 years ago


Fantastic first-time cross whipped in by De Bruyne. No one can reach it but Grealish is fouled outside the area as he retrieves the loose ball. 
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23' Nkunku chance

Neat exchange from Leizpig is almost rounded off by Nkunku but he can't direct his shot on target.

Still 1-0 City.

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21' Chance

Great play from Grealish to KDB who slots the ball into Mahrez. The Algerian cuts inside but curls his effort wide.
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17' 1-0

A poewrful header from Nathan Ake. Unmarked he wanted it more than anyone else and rose highest to meet Jack Grealish's corner.
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16' GOAL!!!!!

Nathan AKE!
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14' Olmo fires over

Angelino free-kick headed clear by Ake falls to Olmo but his shot sails over.
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12' YELLOW card

Oleksandr Zinchencko receives a harsh yellow card!
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11' Foul

Torres bundled over in the box but a late flag for offside sees City's claims dismissed. 
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8' Slow start

City not able to get into a rhythm so far.
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Nose bleed for Leipzig's Tyler Adams brings the game to a halt. Nothing of note so far apart from an early penalty shout for the visitors when Nkunku went down from Ake's challenge. Nothing given.
19:012 years ago

⚽️1' We're underway

The guests kick-off
18:592 years ago

On the whistle

Referee: Serdar Gözübüyük

Assistants: Joost van Zuilen and Johan Balder

VAR: Pol van Boekel

4th Official: Jeroen Manschot


A predominantly dutch team in the middle tonight.

18:562 years ago

Teams are in the tunnel!

Both sets of players are preparing to take the field as kick-off approaches.
18:552 years ago

Spots or Stripes

City will wear their home kit this evening, all sky blue, while Leizpig debut this season's third kit:

18:532 years ago

A mild night in Manchester

18:522 years ago

10 minutes to kick-off

Eding closer to the start of City's journey in this season's Champions League with the Blues hoping to go one better than last year's final heartache
18:502 years ago

Guardiola on changes

BT SPORT: I decide for these guys, of course Kyle could play and Raheem many players, Gabriel, and the guys who play these last three games, Ilkay for example, are so important for us but everyone has to start to be part of this group for this tough, tough and busy, busy schedule."
18:492 years ago

Pep confirms Stones and Laporte were injured while on international duty!

"John Stones is injured from the national team (England). The same like Laporte."


18:402 years ago

🗣 Pep speaks next

Quotes from Guardiola before the game coming soon...
18:262 years ago

🔥Getting Ready!

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City have arrived

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It's 300 games in charge for Pep!

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Pep roulette 🎰

Four changes for City!

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. 

18:042 years ago

Three changes for Leipzig

Die Roten Bullen manager Jesse Marsch makes three changes to the side who were beaten 4-1 by Bayern Munich on Saturday.

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. 

17:592 years ago

In Charge

©️ #MCFC players and staff voted on captaincy this week: Fernandinho (c), Ilkay Gundogan now vice-captain, Ruben Dias third captain and De Bruyne fourth captain @mcgrathmike
17:552 years ago

Leipzig XI

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Blues XI

Ruben Dias captains the City side.

Kevin De Bruyne starts and Jack Grealish makes his UCL debut but no Aymeric Laporte or John Stones in the City squad tonight.

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City line-up is in:

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Follow our live feed for team news as it arrives!
17:322 years ago

Leipzig players out for a stroll in the Manchester sun earlier today

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City U19s take UEFA Youth League opener!

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What we can expect this evening

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Team News

The line-ups for tonight's game will be confirmed shortly. Stay tuned for updates. 
17:152 years ago

Marsch wary of tough group

RB Leipzig manager Jesse Marsch has acknowledged that this will be his side's toughest game in the Champions League group stage and had this to say when speaking with Kicker:

"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."

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17:112 years ago

Final defeat to spur City on says Pep

Speaking at yesterday's pre-match press conference Guardiola said his side can use their 1-0 defeat to Chelsea in last season's final to their advantage:

"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."

17:022 years ago

Grealish in line for debut

Jack Grealish could make his debut in the UEFA Champions League tonight. 


Here is preparing for the game via Twitter:


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How to watch

This game can be seen live on BT Sport 3 !

If you want to watch it on the internet, VAVEL UK is your best option!

14:332 years ago

RB Leipzig: Predicted XI

Gulasci; Klostermann, Orban, Simakan, Gvardiol; Adams, Haidara, Szoboszlai, Forsberg, Nkunku; A.Silva. 
14:302 years ago

Manchester City: Predicted XI

Ederson; Walker, Dias, Laporte, Cancelo; Rodri, Gundogan, Silva; Mahrez, Torres, Sterling.
14:272 years ago

Leipzig team news

Marcelo Saracchi (knee) is out while Marcel Halstenberg is also a doubt with an ankle issue.
14:232 years ago

Manchester City team news

Kevin De Bruyne and Phil Foden could return to the City starting-XI after being unused substitutes in Saturday's 1-0 win over Leicester City. 

Back-up goalkeeper Zack Steffen is unavailable after testing positive for COVID-19.

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We are less than five hours away from the first-ever meeting between Manchester City and RB Leipzig.

UK and Ireland : 8pm

Germany : 9pm

Spain: 9pm

France: 9pm

Russia and Eastern Europe: 10pm

USA : 3e/2c 

India: 12:30am

Australia: 5am


13:592 years ago

Where do they stand?

City have only lost one home group game in this competition since the 2015/16 season and are currently 5th in the Premier League having won each of their last three games.

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. 

13:402 years ago

New look Leipzig return to Manchester

Meanwhile, for RB Leipzig it is a second trip to Manchester in two years after facing Manchester United in last season's UCL group stage.

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.

13:382 years ago

Citizens looking to get off to a fast start

Tonight marks Manchester City's first UCL outing since defeat to Chelsea in last seasons final.

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.

13:312 years ago

Welcome to's LIVE coverage of the 2021/22 Champions League Group A opener between Manchester City and RB Leipzig!My name is Niall Keenan and I'll be your host for this game. We will provide you with pre-game analysis, team updates, and news as it happens live here on VAVEL.

This tie will be played at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, England with kick-off scheduled for 20:00 BST