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Key information, quotes and team news from both sides ahead of the Champions League clash at the Etihad.

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Match: City v Borussia Monchengladbach

Competition: Champions League

Date and time: Tuesday 8 December, 7.45pm (GMT)

Referee: Danny Makkelie (Netherlands)

Last time: Borussia Monchengladbach 1 City 2 (Wednesday, 30 September 2015)

Head to head record:

City wins 1, Draws 1, Borussia Monchengladbach wins 1

Form: 

City: LWWLLD Borussia Monchengladbach: WDWWDD

Tickets: Available here

Key Quotes

Manuel Pellegrini: “The defeat to Stoke is gone for us. We’ve analysed it already. It’s important for the team to at least do their task and we’ll see what Juventus do against Sevilla.

“It’s important for the team to finish at the top of the group – our target is just to win our game – we can do nothing about what happens in the other game.”

Kevin De Bruyne: “It’s going to be difficult to finish as group winners but we have to give ourselves the best chance of that happening by beating Monchengladbach. Even if Juventus only draw in Sevilla we will finish second, but we’ll try and do our part and then see what happens in the other game.”

Bacary Sagna: “We were disappointed on Saturday as we didn’t perform as we wanted but we want to come back now play as a strong team.”

Fabian Johnson: “We’ve gained a lot of confidence in the last few weeks and we’ll go to Manchester with good belief in what we can do. We have nothing to lose against them, just like we had nothing to lose against Bayern.”

Team News

City: Aguero, Kompany, Demechelis, Nasri, Zabaleta, Fernando

Borussia Monchengladbach: Stranzl, Traore, Hermann, Dominguez, Hahn, Schulz

Further Reading

Manuel Pellegrini text preview

Kevin De Bruyne text preview

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