Man City vs RB Leipzig live score, updates, highlights and lineups as De Bruyne starts Champions League clash

ETIHAD STADIUM, MANCHESTER – Manchester City and RB Leipzig are battling for a place in the quarter-finals of the Champions League after their 1-1 draw in the round of 16.

Riyad Mahrez gave City a deserved first-half lead at the Red Bull Arena last month, but Marco Rose’s side made an impressive recovery after the break, equalizing with a Josko Gvardiol header.

The Champions League remains the only glaring absence from Pep Guardiola’s trophy case in Manchester. The reigning Premier League champions were beaten 1-0 by Chelsea in the 2021 final and lost dramatically to Real Madrid in last season’s semi-finals.

Sporting News is following the game live, providing live score updates and commentary.

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Live updates from Man City vs RB Leipzig, highlights from Champions League Round of 16 second leg

20 minutes after kick-off: Erling Haaland was City’s match winner from the penalty spot at Crystal Palace last weekend. By his own standards, the Norwegian star has slipped a bit since the World Cup but still has 34 in 35 games this season. Leipzig won’t make him particularly happy either. During his time with Dortmund in the Bundesliga, he scored six goals at their expense. He has not scored more times against a single opponent.

40 minutes after kick-off: Christopher Nkunku will be a huge failure for Leipzig as he is nursing a hamstring injury. The French star scored a hat-trick at the Etihad Stadium last season, albeit in a 6-3 group stage defeat. At the higher stakes, expect a slightly more timid affair tonight. Timo Werner will be the biggest offensive threat in his absence. The Germany international’s time at Chelsea was mostly unfortunate, but he started with a Champions League final win over City a couple of years ago.

1 hour after kick-off: It’s hard not to feel a little offended by Riyad Mahrez, who put City ahead in the first leg in Germany. His reward since then has been exactly zero starts in the Premier League. Phil Foden’s return to form was part of the reason but Guardiola opted for the extra control tonight by having Bernardo Silva on the wing. Don’t bet against Mahrez, who works from the bench, though. As the stats below show, he’s absolutely thriving in this competition.

1 hour 15 minutes from kick-off: And here is the Leipzig team. Timo Werner leads the line, meaning Andre Silva will have to wait on the bench to make an impression.

1 hour 20 minutes from kick-off: The City XI is in. De Bruyne begins. Riyad Mahrez and Phil Foden will have to settle for a spot on the bench, while Bernardo Silva and Jack Grealish complete the top three on either side of Erling Haaland.

1 hour 25 minutes from kick-off: The team sheets are coming soon, always an event on a Pep Guardiola European night. However, it wouldn’t be an example of “overthinking” if Kevin De Bruyne misses City’s starting XI. The Premier League champions’ midfield talisman has not been at his best of late, being replaced before the Blues ended a hard-fought 2-0 win over Newcastle and coming on as a late substitute at Crystal Palace on Saturday.

“It’s been a difficult season for all of us, including myself, because of the World Cup and a lot of other things. I won’t discover it [how good] Kevin [is]. What I would like – I’ve spoken to him many times – is to go to simple principles and do it well,” Guardiola said at his pre-match press conference. “He has an incredible ability to provide an assist and score goals and see passes like no other.

“But I always have the belief that if the simple things do, they will increase and get better [are done]: like not losing the ball, the agility, the incredible ability to be active in movement. The simple things: keep making it better. When that happens, the rest will come.”

1 hour 40 minutes after kick-off: A lot has happened in this round of the Champions League, from the Titanic clash between Bayern Munich and PSG to Real Madrid’s five goals at Anfield. As such, it feels like this one has slipped under the radar a bit. Manchester City are generally sovereign at this stage of the competition, most recently falling to Monaco in the round of 16 in 2017. But a 1-1 draw in the first leg leaves this game against a RB Leizpig side who have accumulated more points in the tally than any other Bundesliga side since Marco Rose’s signing last September.

2 hours after kick-off: Hello and welcome to the Manchester City v RB Leipzig live broadcast by Sporting News from the Etihad Stadium. The round of 16 of the Champions League is 1-1 after the first leg.

Manchester City versus RB Leipzig lineups

City’s first-team trained on Monday with a clean bill of health.

Kevin De Bruyne returns to the starting XI after sitting on the bench in Saturday’s 1-0 win at Crystal Palace. Riyadh Mahrez has only made one Premier League appearance since the opening goal in Leipzig and is once again a substitute Bernhard Silva And Jack Grealish Complete the front three on both sides Erling Haland.

Man City starting XI (4-3-3): Ederson (GK) – Stones, Akanji, Dias, Ake – De Bruyne, Rodri, Gundogan – Silva, Haaland, Grealish

Man City substitutions: Ortega (GK) Carson (GK), Walker, Laporte, Lewis, Gomez, Phillips, Perrone Palmer, Foden, Alvarez, Mahrez

Christopher Nunku scored a hat-trick when Leipzig lost 6-3 at the Etihad Stadium in last season’s group stage, but the France international will miss out with a hamstring injury. midfield player Xavier Schlagergoalkeeper Peter Gulacsi and centre-back Abdou Diallo are also offside.

However, ahead of the weekend’s game against Borussia Mönchengladbach, the Leipzig camp was ravaged by illness Timo Werner, Konrad Leimer, Dominik Szoboszlai And Luke Klosterman were all in the squad on matchday for a 3-0 win, with Werner scoring the first goal.

RB Leipzig starting XI (4-3-3): Blaswich (GK) — Henrichs, Orban, Gvardiol, Raum — Laimer, Kampl, Haidara — Szoboszlai, Werner Forsberg

RB Leipzig substituted: Nyland (GK), Nickisch (GK), Simakan, Halstenberg, Klostermann, Olmo, Clark, Poulsen, Silva, Ba

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Here’s how to watch Man City vs RB Leipzig

TV channel stream
USA UniMas, TUDN fuboTV, VIX+, Paramount+
Canada DAZN
United Kingdom BT sport 1 BT Sport app/website
Australia Stan sports
New Zealand Spark sports
India JioTV, Sony LIV
Hong Kong beIN Sport 3 beIN Sports Connect
Malaysia beIN Sport 3

beIN Sports Connect, sooka

Singapore beIN Sport 3 beIN Sports Connect, StarHub TV+

UNITED KINGDOM: This game will be streamed live in the UK on BT Sports TV and streaming services.

UNITED STATES: This match will be broadcast on UniMas and TUDN (Spanish) with both shows streamed on fuboTV available as a free trial for new users. Paramount+ and ViX+ will also stream the game for subscribers.

Canada: Every Champions League game this season will be streamed live in Canada exclusively via DAZN.

Australia: Fans in Australia can stream every Champions League game live and on demand on Stan Sport.

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