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Man City vs Leipzig Champions League round of 16 preview: Where to watch, kick-off time, starting line-ups

When is it? How can you watch it? What are the starting line-ups? All you need to know about the UEFA Champions League round of 16 second leg between Man City and Leipzig.

Leipzig goalkeeper Janis Blaswich trains in Manchester on Monday
Leipzig goalkeeper Janis Blaswich trains in Manchester on Monday AFP via Getty Images

Manchester City and Leipzig meet in the UEFA Champions League round of 16 second leg on Tuesday 14 March.

Man City vs Leipzig at a glance

When: Tuesday 14 March (21:00 CET kick-off)
Where: City of Manchester Stadium, Manchester
What: UEFA Champions League round of 16 second leg
How it stands: First leg: 1-1
How to follow
: Build-up and live coverage can be found here

Where to watch Man City vs Leipzig on TV

Fans can find their local UEFA Champions League broadcast partner(s) here.

What do you need to know?

City paid the price for failing to make the most of their first-half dominance in Germany as the hosts rallied magnificently in the second period to cancel out Riyad Mahrez's opener. Pep Guardiola's team are a formidable force at home in Europe, winning 21 and drawing two of their last 23 Champions League fixtures at the City of Manchester Stadium, but the former Bayern München boss is all too aware of Leipzig's ability on the counterattack.

Highlights: Leipzig 1-1 Man City

Starting line-ups

Man City: Ederson; Stones, Akanji, Rúben Dias, Aké; Rodri; Bernardo Silva, De Bruyne, Gündoğan, Grealish; Haaland
Misses next match if booked: none

Leipzig: Blaswich; Henrichs, Orbán, Gvardiol, Raum; Laimer, Kampl, Haidara; Szoboszlai, Forsberg; Werner
Misses next match if booked: none

Form guide

Man City
Form (all competitions, most recent first)
Where they stand: 2nd in Premier League, FA Cup quarter-finals

Form (all competitions, most recent first)
Where they stand: 3rd in Bundesliga, German Cup quarter-finals

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Expert predictions

Matthew Howarth, Man City reporter
While there was plenty in Leipzig's first-leg display to suggest they can trouble Guardiola's team in the return, City's formidable home form should see them through to the quarter-finals for the sixth consecutive campaign. Not since Lyon triumphed in the opening game of the 2018/19 group stage have the English side lost at home in this competition, while Brentford and Everton are the only teams to have collected points at the City of Manchester Stadium this season.

Steffen Potter, Leipzig reporter
While the 1-1 draw against City leaves Leipzig with lots of options for the return leg in Manchester, the loss of two key players in Xaver Schlager and Christopher Nkunku as much as the 2-1 defeat at Borussia Dortmund have been bitter blows to Rose's side. The BVB setback effectively ended Leipzig's hopes of challenging for the Bundesliga title, and Nkunku will remain sidelined until April after tearing muscle fibres in his thigh while Schlager is out for at least two months with an ankle injury, adding to the already lengthy list of key players on the treatment table.

What the coaches say

Pep Guardiola, Man City coach: "It's nice at the start of the season we are among the main favourites in this competition. The reality is it's 95 minutes on the pitch. Every team at this stage is really good. We have to impose our game, we have to win. [Winning trophies] is why we're here. I don't know any team or manager that didn't try to win a competition. Everyone wants it to win it, no exception."

Marco Rose, Leipzig coach: "We know what we’re up against. [We need] a great deal of confidence, courage, and having our best game of the season wouldn't go amiss either. Everyone knows what Erling Haaland can do. We defended quite well against him in the first leg, but you'll never be able to keep him completely quiet. It's not just about Erling, though – there are plenty of other world-class players on the pitch. We have to be wide awake."

Where is the 2023 Champions League final?

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Istanbul's Atatürk Olympic Stadium will host the final on Saturday 10 June 2023.

The winners gain a place in the 2023/24 UEFA Champions League group stage, if they have not qualified via their domestic competition.

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