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City's home run a worry for Dortmund

Published: Wednesday 26 September 2012, 12.31CET
Manchester City FC will look to maintain their impressive 17-match unbeaten home run in European competition when they host Group D rivals Borussia Dortmund.
City's home run a worry for Dortmund
Edin Džeko (centre) has scored goals against Dortmund in the past ©Getty Images

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Published: Wednesday 26 September 2012, 12.31CET

City's home run a worry for Dortmund

Manchester City FC will look to maintain their impressive 17-match unbeaten home run in European competition when they host Group D rivals Borussia Dortmund.

Manchester City FC are undefeated in 17 matches in UEFA competition at the City of Manchester Stadium and will look to maintain that run when they host Group D rivals Borussia Dortmund.

• The teams experienced differing fortunes on matchday one, City conceding two late goals to lose 3-2 at Real Madrid CF while Dortmund saw off AFC Ajax 1-0.

Match background
• Although the clubs have never met before, Dortmund's first European away match came at City's old Maine Road stadium against Manchester United FC in the 1956/57 European Champion Clubs' Cup first round, owing to Old Trafford's lack of floodlights. They were 3-0 down at half-time but fought back to 3-2 – the eventual aggregate score.

• Dortmund fared better at Old Trafford, beating United 1-0 through a goal by Lars Ricken, now head of the club's youth department, to secure a 2-0 aggregate success in the 1996/97 UEFA Champions League semi-final en route to winning the trophy.

• City's last European home loss was against FC Midtjylland in the 2008/09 UEFA Cup second qualifying round.

• City have recorded three wins and a draw against German visitors, most recently a 2-0 success against FC Bayern München in their final match of last season's group stage – albeit not enough to spare them elimination.

• Dortmund lost all three away fixtures in last term's group stage, including a 2-1 reverse at Arsenal FC, which means they have been defeated on their last three visits to England.

• Dortmund beat Liverpool FC in the final of the 1965/66 European Cup Winners' Cup. City overcame FC Schalke 04 5-1 in the semi-finals of their triumphant 1969/70 campaign in the same competition.

Team ties
• Robert Mancini faced Dortmund as a UC Sampdoria player in the 1989/90 European Cup Winners' Cup second round, scoring an 88th-minute equaliser in a 1-1 away draw before a 2-0 home victory for Samp, who went on to win the trophy.

• Mancini's FC Internazionale Milano finished above SV Werder Bremen in the 2004/05 group stage, taking four points off them. Inter were second behind Bayern in the 2006/07 group stage, taking one point from the German club.

• Vincent Kompany played for Hamburger SV from 2006 to 2008, facing Dortmund twice in the Bundesliga – a 1-0 away loss in September 2006 and a 1-0 home win in March 2008.

• Edin Džeko was at VfL Wolfsburg between 2007 and 2011, winning the Bundesliga title in 2008/09. He scored four times in seven league meetings with Dortmund, winning three, drawing two and losing two.

• Javi García's first European goal came against Łukasz Piszczek's Hertha BSC Berlin in the 2009/10 UEFA Europa League round of 32. He scored an own goal in a 1-1 first-leg draw before finding the right net in a 4-0 home victory.

• Pablo Zabaleta played in RCD Espanyol's 2-1 win at Patrick Owomoyela's Bremen in the 2006/07 UEFA Cup semi-final.

• Maicon was in the Inter team that beat Bayern 2-0 in the 2010 UEFA Champions League final.

• Kompany's Belgium were beaten 3-1 by a Germany including Mats Hummels, Marco Reus and İlkay Gündoğan in a UEFA EURO 2012 qualifier in Dusseldorf on 11 October 2011.

• Hummels and Reus played in Germany's 2-1 loss to Italy in the UEFA EURO 2012 semi-finals, Mario Balotelli scoring twice. Mario Götze, Marcel Schmelzer and Gündoğan were unused substitutes.

• Sergio Agüero and Zabaleta helped Argentina to a 3-1 friendly win in August against a Germany team including Hummels, Reus, Gündoğan, Schmelzer and Götze.

• Ivan Perišić played for Croatia in their 1-1 draw with Balotelli's Italy and their 1-0 loss to David Silva's Spain at UEFA EURO 2012.

• Jack Rodwell, James Milner and Micah Richards were in the England side beaten 4-0 by Hummels and Schmelzer's Germany in the 2009 UEFA European Under-21 Championship final.

• Robert Lewandowski struck twice for a Poland side also featuring Jakub Błaszczykowski and Piszczek in a 3-1 victory over Yaya Touré's Ivory Coast in a November 2010 friendly.

• Neven Subotić is a Serbia team-mate of Matija Nastasić and Aleksandar Kolarov.

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