RB Leipzig resumes tough battle

RB Leipzig resumes tough battle

RB Leipzig returns to Champions League with a meeting against Manchester City, where they aim to resume their tough journey in the contest. Leipzig’s journey in the group stage is not easy, as they lost to their first two matches. Luckily, they were able to bounce back and won their four remaining matches. As for Man City, they are now on their 10th consecutive year of qualifying for the knockout stage in the contest. They are now aiming to finally earn a title in the Champions League. This meeting will be on February 23, 2023, at 4:00 AM (GMT+8), with Leipzig welcoming Man City.

When it comes to the Champions League, these two teams only played two matches prior to this game. From those two matches, both the hosts and the visitors have won one game apiece. The hosts are pretty familiar with German opponents and they have a good record against them. From their last 17 games, they only experience one defeat against any German squad. As for the visitors, they are also a little familiar against English opponents, as they faced with English teams for three times in this round already. These two teams are hoping to get the first blood on the first leg of their knockout stage series.

RB Leipzig

Champions League: RB Leipzig
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This squad is currently at the fifth place in the league table of Bundesliga, and have been very impressive in this campaign. In fact, they are coming from a dominating 3-0 win when they defeated VfL Wolfsburg. As this match is crucial for them to prolong their stay in the contest, they are aiming for the same result. They need to work harder if they want to win in this match, as it is not easy to deal with their opponents. They qualified for the next round of the contest after finishing at the second spot of their group. It could have been better if they were able to win their first two game sin their group. Nonetheless, they can gain confidence from their dominating win on their last match.

However, it is just unfortunate that they have some notable absentees for this game. They will be without Peter Gulasci, Dani Olmo, and Abdou Diallo because of their respective injuries. Luckily, Christopher Nkunuku, and Konrad Laimer finally returns for this squad.

Manchester City

Champions League: Manchester City
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This squad is also doing well in their domestic league, as they are currently at the second of the Premier League standings. However, even though Man City is at the second, they have failed to be at their best this season. In fact, they are coming from a disappointing 1-1 draw against Nottingham Forest. Despite having a very excellent squad, they failed to meet the expectations of them this season. In this game, they are hopeful to be able to bounce back, especially that this game is crucial for them. This series will be their 10th consecutive knockout stage appearance in the contest. They gained their spot in the knockout stage after finishing at the top of Group G, ahead of other gigantic teams in their group.

John Stones continue to be absent for his squad as he continues recovering from his hamstring injury. On the other hand, Kevin De Bruyne and Aymeric Laporte are both out as well due to an illness.


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