There are a few differences between the two sides in the Champions League. Dortmund have been in the Champions League four times before, while Manchester City has a more complete team. While the latter have more talented players, they are often less polished than the English side. Both teams have lost to Manchester United, Liverpool, and Bayern Munich. Which team can win the Champions League? Here are the key factors to consider.
Both sides were guilty of having a restraining mindset and that is reflected in their performances against each other. Manchester City led 1-0 at halftime. Dortmund began to fight back and scored a penalty kick in the 84th minute. Although the defending Champions League side dominated, the two teams played their way back into the match in the second half. However, they were unlucky not to find a winner.
Although Dortmund are in between managers, the current squad is not strong enough to compete in the Champions League. Their Bundesliga position is a concern, and they are unlikely that they will qualify for the Champions League next year. The Champions League is unlikely for City and Germany this season. This does not mean that the Germans have no chance. There are many good players who can lift the Bundesliga.
Three key players from Borussia Dortmund will not be available, including Axel Witsel or Dan-Axel Zagadou. Manchester City now has a strong team to face the Bundesliga giants. You can watch the match live in India on Sony TEN 1 or on SonyLIV. You can also watch the match live online if you are in the US. Before kickoff, the official stream will be linked.
Sebastian Kehl is the Borussia Dortmund head of first-team soccer. However, the rumours are that he has been linked with Manchester City. Borussia Dortmund have denied the rumours and have already secured a replacement for Haaland. This rumour is not surprising, but it’s good news for the fans of the German club. So, it seems as if the Bundesliga champions may finally be on the verge of a major change.
While Dortmund lost the Champions League final in 2012/13 to Bayern, Gundogan made a significant impact on the outcome. Gundogan scored three goals in his debut season with the club and added another in the 2013 DFL Supercup. His impact was so great that he was named European Sports Media Team of the year. Gundogan’s impact is a real positive, and he’s already a key player for the club.