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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.

Edin Džeko (centre) has scored goals against Dortmund in the past
Edin Džeko (centre) has scored goals against Dortmund in the past ©Getty Images

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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