VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach and Manchester City FC will try again for their first points in Group D as European Cup football returns to Monchengladbach after 37 years.
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VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach and Manchester City FC will try again for their first points in Group D when they meet at Borussia-Park on matchday two.
• Both clubs suffered disappointment on the opening night with Mönchengladbach beaten 3-0 at Sevilla FC while City succumbed 2-1 at home to Juventus.
• Gladbach coach Lucien Favre resigned on 20 September after four and a half years at the helm. His decision followed five straight defeats in the Bundesliga and that opening group-stage loss. André Schubert took caretaker charge.
• Mönchengladbach overcame Man. City 4-2 on aggregate en route to lifting the UEFA Cup in 1979.
• Mick Channon (26) and Ewald Lienen (66) traded goals at Maine Road before Mönchengladbach's 3-1 victory in the return leg. Christian Kulik (45), Hans-Günter Bruns (52) and Karl Del'Haye (71) all scored before Kazimierz Deyna (78) struck for City.
• The lineups at the Bökelbergstadion on 20 March 1979 were:
Mönchengladbach: Kneib, Ringels, Schäfer, Hannes, Schäffer, Bruns, Kulik, Wohlers, Del'haye (Amrath 80), Simonsen, Lienen.
City: Corrigan, Donachie, Watson, Booth, Power, Reid (Deyna 52), Viljoen, Henry, Hartford, Channon, Barnes.
• Mönchengladbach hit 18 goals in five home games in the 2014/15 UEFA Europa League (W3 D1 L1). Their solitary defeat came against eventual winners Sevilla (2-3) in the round of 32.
• Mönchengladbach are playing their first home match in the European Cup proper since March 1978 and a 2-1 first-leg win against Liverpool FC in the semi-finals (aggregate 2-4). That fixture was played in Dusseldorf, meaning their last game in their home city was the 2-0 quarter-final victory over SSW Innsbruck.
• The Bundesliga club's home record against English opposition is W4 D1 L0.
• Their last meeting with an English side was the 6-4 aggregate success over Arsenal FC in the 1996/97 UEFA Cup first round (3-2 a, 3-2 h).
• Mönchengladbach lost two finals against Liverpool in the 1970s – the 1973 UEFA Cup final (0-3 a, 2-0 h) and the 1977 European Cup final (1-3 in Rome).
• Mönchengladbach also lost the first penalty shoot-out in European Cup history against Everton FC in the 1970/71 second round, after a 2-2 aggregate draw.
• City won once away from home in last season's UEFA Champions League – a 2-0 success at AS Roma in their final group game. They have won four and lost five of their last ten away matches in the competition.
• City were beaten by a last-minute Jérôme Boateng goal on their last visit to Germany for a 1-0 reverse at FC Bayern München in September 2014.
• Their overall record away to Bundesliga opposition is W2 D0 L6.
• Joe Hart and Vincent Kompany are the only survivors of City's first victory in Germany – 2-0 at FC Schalke 04 in the 2008/09 UEFA Cup group stage.
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• Manuel Pellegrini's Málaga CF – featuring Willy Caballero and Martín Demichelis – lost 3-2 on aggregate to Borussia Dortmund in the 2012/13 UEFA Champions League quarter-finals, conceding two added-time goals in the second leg in Germany.
• Hart, Raheem Sterling and Fabian Delph played in England's 2-0 success over the Switzerland of Yann Sommer, Granit Xhaka and Josip Drmic in a UEFA EURO 2016 qualifier at Wembley on 8 September.
• Borussia's Swiss contingent had previously suffered defeat against the Argentina of Pablo Zabaleta in the round of 16 of the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
• Kevin De Bruyne scored and Kompany also played in Belgium's 2-1 win against Fabian Johnson's United States in the round of 16 at Brazil 2014.
• De Bruyne suffered a 1-0 loss at Borussia-Park with VfL Wolfsburg in April this year. It was his only reverse in five Bundesliga outings against Gladbach for Werder Bremen and Wolfsburg, which included a goal in a 3-1 Wolfsburg home victory in May 2014.
• As a Bayern player (2003–10) Demichelis did not lose any of his 12 appearances against Gladbach (W6 D6).
• Håvard Nordtveit was on Arsenal's books from 2007–11 but never played a first-team game.
Players who have played together:
Thorgan Hazard & Kompany, De Bruyne (Belgium)
• Mönchengladbach ended a run of six consecutive Bundesliga defeats – a sequence including the final game of last term – by beating FC Augsburg 4-2 on 23 September in Schubert's first match in caretaker charge. The Foals scored all of their goals inside the opening 21 minutes.
• Mahmoud Dahoud, 19, registered his first Bundesliga goal versus Augsburg.
• Mönchengladbach won 3-1 at VfB Stuttgart on Saturday, scoring twice in the first 20 minutes.
• Johnson (out since 16 August, calf), who scored the opener, and Patrick Herrmann (4 September, knee) returned against Augsburg. Álvaro Domínguez (back) made his first appearance of the season.
• This is the first time Mönchengladbach have started a Bundesliga campaign with five successive losses.
• Making his first appearance for club or country since 22 March, Martin Stranzl was forced off after 65 minutes of the 3-0 reverse against Hamburger SV on 11 September with a broken eye socket.
• De Bruyne scored his first goal for City in the Citizens' 2-1 home loss to West Ham United FC on 19 September, a result that ended their perfect start to the Premier League season and run of five successive top-flight clean sheets.
• De Bruyne was also on target at Tottenham Hotspur FC on Saturday, but City went on to lose 4-1 and have now lost three of their last four games in all competitions.
• A late substitute, George Evans made his senior debut for the club as Manuel Pellegrini's side eased to a 4-1 win at Sunderland AFC in the League Cup third round on 22 September.
• Evans, 20, became the second City player, after Chris Chantler in 2010, to represent every academy age group, from the Under-8s right through to the first team.
• Kompany (calf) has not played since going off 15 minutes from time on matchday one; Zabaleta was ruled out for a month on 21 August after suffering a knee injury in training although he was an unused substitute at Tottenham.
• Joe Hart missed the Tottenham game with a back problem while Yaya Touré limped off with a hamstring problem. David Silva has not played since matchday one due to a calf injury.
• Delph suffered a hamstring injury a minute into England's defeat of Switzerland on 8 September and was subsequently signed off for six weeks.