Borussia Dortmund is welcoming Manchester City to Signal Iduna Park in the second leg of the Champions League quarterfinals.
Borussia was winless in their last 3 games, and they lost in the first leg of this matchup on the road, but Borussia has had a solid game against Stuttgart in Bundesliga, and they have won 2-3. Borussia has had 51% of ball possession in that game, 7 shots on goal, 8 corner kicks, 1 big chance created, and 83% of the correct passes. After losing at halftime, Borussia has turned the game around by the 52nd minute, but unfortunately, they conceded another goal. In the 80th minute, Borussia has scored another goal, and they have won that match 2-3. With 46 points, Borussia is now in 5th place in the standings, and they are still in the Champions League race. In the first leg, Borussia was playing well, and they even had a tie in their pockets, but Borussia has conceded a late goal, and they lost 2-1. Haaland has scored 10 goals for Borussia in the Champions League so far, but he is struggling a bit as of late. Schmelzer, Witsel, Zagadou, Moukoko, and Sancho are all injured for Borussia at the moment. Borussia is a good team, but they are very inconsistent this season, and I think it will cost them a spot in the Champions League semifinals.
City was on a 6-game winning streak, but they broke that streak against Leeds in the EPL this past weekend. City was the dominant team in that game with 71% of ball possession, 7 shots on goal, 9 corner kicks, 2 big chances created, and a high 90% of the correct passes. Manchester City was losing at halftime, but they tied the score in the 76th minute, and they have had an extra player because Leeds conceded a red card. Unfortunately for City, Leeds has scored another goal in the 91st minute, and City has lost this match 1-2. This loss won’t have much effect on the standings because City is still at the top, and they will win the title. With Bayern out of the Champions League, City has become the biggest favorite to win that competition, and if they do, it will be well deserved. Torres is the leading goalscorer for City with only 4 goals, while Gundogan added 3 goals. De Bruyne has added 4 assists. There are no injuries in Manchester City right now. Sometimes is good for a team to lose a game because it keeps their ego in check, and I think this loss against Leeds will help City a lot. I think Manchester City is one of the best teams in the world, and they certainly deserve to win the Champions League.
Manchester City hasn’t lost in their last 17 away games. Borussia is a good team, and they can play outstanding soccer in the attacking end. This could turn to be an exciting game, but I think Manchester City will get a nice win, and they will face PSG in the semifinals.