Manchester City vs Dortmund Champions League Live Football Score 14 April 2021
Guardiola will be without Sergio Aguero for the trip to Germany after he failed to recover from injury in time, but Aymeric Laporte has travelled after overcoming his own fitness issue. Youngster James Trafford has also travelled as the third goalkeeper.
If City can progress, they will break their streak of three quarter-final exits in a row under Guardiola, with Paris Saint-Germain awaiting the winners.
Dortmund only once overturned first-leg deficit
- On the seven previous occasions Borussia Dortmund have lost the first leg of a Champions League knockout stage match, they’ve been eliminated six times. The exception was against Benfica in 2016-17 at the Last 16 stage (0-1 first leg, 4-0 second leg).
- In major European competition, Man City have progressed from 13 of their 15 knockout stage ties when winning the first leg, falling against Juventus in the 1976-77 UEFA Cup and against Monaco in the 2016-17 Champions League.
- In Champions League history, the side winning the first leg of a knockout stage tie 2-1 at home has been eliminated (15) more often than they’ve progressed (12).
- Borussia Dortmund’s only previous home meeting with Manchester City ended in a 1-0 victory for the German side, in the Champions League group stages in December 2012.
- Borussia Dortmund have lost their last two home games against English sides in the Champions League (vs Spurs in both 2017-18 and 2018-19), having lost just one of their first seven such matches (W4 D2).
- Manchester City haven’t conceded in any of their last four Champions League away games – the last team to keep a clean sheet in five straight away games in the competition was Manchester United (6 in 2010-11).
- After losing three of his first five meetings with Borussia Dortmund in all competitions, Man City boss Pep Guardiola is unbeaten in his last seven against the German side (W4 D3).
- Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland has only failed to score in three of his 15 appearances in the UEFA Champions League, and has found the net in all four of his appearances at Signal Iduna Park (7 goals in total).
- A goal for Man City’s Sergio Agüero will make him the outright highest goalscorer for a Premier League club in Champions League history (currently 36, level with Didier Drogba). The Argentine has scored more goals in the competition against German sides (11) than he has vs sides from any other nation.
- Man City’s Kevin De Bruyne has been involved in 13 goals in his last 12 appearances in the Champions League (4 goals, 9 assists), with the Belgian having a hand in six goals in just four games this season (2 goals, 4 assists).
‘City with 87% chance of progressing’
Simon Gleave, head of sports analysis, Nielsen’s Gracenote: “Euro Club Index number one Manchester City are given 87% chance of reaching the Champions League semi-finals after winning the first leg of this tie 2-1.
“City’s chance of winning the competition has increased to 36% but formidable opponents Bayern Munich or Paris St-Germain will await them at the semi-final stage if City successfully negotiate the second leg in Dortmund.”