Manchester City vs. Borussia Dortmund
Manchester City are looking to make a good start to their Champions League quarter-final against Borussia Dortmund – but Erling Haaland is bound to take plenty of the focus at the Etihad tonight.
Pep Guardiola has a fully fit squad to pick from, with tonight a chance to keep the dream of a quadruple alive. Borussia Dortmund are missing Jadon Sancho, but City will have to be wary of striker Haaland.
Haaland is on City’s radar for a summer transfer, and the Blues will get a chance to see him up close tonight. They will hope, though, that he doesn’t continue his incredible Champions League scoring record ahead of next week’s second leg in Germany.
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Pep’s programme notes
Pep Guardiola writes in his program notes of the threat Dortmund will pose tonight.
“Tonight, we face Borussia Dortmund, a side I know well from my time working in Germany. I can assure everyone they are a squad with incredible quality, capable of beating any side in Europe over two matches. They proved that in the last-16 when they eliminated Sevilla, who are undoubtedly one of the best teams in Europe when it comes to knock-out football.
“Dortmund are a club that possess a winning mentality – a culture of success. I know how hard these two games will be, but my players are ready to fight.
“If we want to progress, we are going to have to play our best game. We need to be focused, work hard with and without the ball and play with freedom in attacking areas. That’s how we have played all season and it’s the best way for us to approach these games.”