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Champions League
Champions League
Wednesday 24 February 2021
Kickoff at 20:00 GMT
Puskás Aréna, Budapest
BT Sport
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Everything you need to know ahead of the first leg of Manchester City’s Champions League last 16 tie against Borussia Monchengladbach.

When and where

City are the away team in the first leg, but the game will be played at the Puskas Arena in the Hungarian capital of Budapest rather than at Monchengladbach’s Borussia Park stadium.

The match takes place on Wednesday 24 February and will kick-off at 20:00 (UK).

Fans living in the UK can watch the game live on BT Sport, whilst supporters living abroad should check out our global TV listings at the foot of this page.

If you’re unable to watch the game, you can get minute by minute coverage in our Matchday Centre here on mancity.com, which will include live audio commentary from Alistair Mann and Michael Brown.

We’ll also have live updates on Twitter: @ManCity and a full-match replay will be available to watch on CITY+ from midnight after the game.

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We’re Not Really Here provides a City-centric offering to your matchday coverage and the pre-game show begins one hour before kick-off at 19:00.

It is available to watch on all our digital platforms and also includes a brief half-time summary and 30-minutes of post-match reaction.

You can get involved using the #WNRH on Twitter.

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TEAM news

Gabriel Jesus and Phil Foden return to the City starting XI for our Champions League last 16 first leg assignment against Borussia Monchengladbach this evening.

City are back in European action against the Bundesliga outfit at the Puskas Stadium in Budapest with Pep Guardiola making five changes in total from the side which won 1-0 away at Arsenal last weekend.

Aymeric Laporte makes his 100th appearance for the Club while Kyle Walker and Rodrigo also return to the starting line-up.

Kevin De Bruyne, John Stones, Oleks Zinchenko, Fernandinho and Riyad Mahrez all revert to the bench.

Sergio Aguero is again also amongst the substitutes as he continues his comeback after an injury-hit year.

CITY XI: Ederson, Walker, Dias, Laporte, Cancelo, Rodrigo, Gundogan, Bernardo, Sterling, Jesus, Foden

Subs: Steffen, Carson, Stones, Aguero, Zinchenko, De Bruyne, Torres, Mendy, Fernandinho, Mahrez, Garcia, Doyle

Pep Guardiola preview

"We will prepare like a normal game, like the others.

"We are not used to playing them because they play in Germany, but after that we will play our game and try to get a result like we have done so far. 

"We have to be focused for 90 minutes like we do in the Premier League.

"The only difference is the players don't know Monchengladbach players that well, so we have to introduce them. We need to know them a little better.

"In a tough group with Shakhtar (Donetsk) and Inter (Milan), they did incredibly well. 

"German teams are always so dangerous when the game is open, they arrive with a lot of players in the box.

"In the last 16 all the teams deserve respect and hopefully we can get respect too." 

Group stage

Champions League
1 Paris Saint-Germain Paris Saint-Germain 3 2 1 0 6 3 3 7 DWW
2 Manchester City Man City 3 2 0 1 11 6 5 6 WLW
3 Club Brugge Brugge 3 1 1 1 4 7 -3 4 DWL

Form guide

City are on a 25 match unbeaten run in all competitions and come into this game on an 18 match winning streak.

We qualified for the knockout stage of the Champions League as Group C winners and went unbeaten in the group stage with five wins and one draw.

Monchengladbach have won two of their last six games and are currently eighth in the Bundesliga.

They finished second behind Real Madrid in Group B, which also contained Shakhtar Donetsk and Inter Milan. The German outfit won two, lost two and drew two of their group stage fixtures.

This will be the fifth meeting between the two teams, with City having won three and drawn one of our previous encounters.

Last meeting

It ended 1-1 the last time we faced Monchengladbach and the point was enough for City to qualify for the 2016/17 knockout stage as Group C runners-up.

Raffael’s powerful effort gave the home side the lead, but City hit back before half-time when Kevin De Bruyne’s low cross was steered home from close range by David Silva.

Both teams ended the game with 10 men as Lars Stindle and Fernandinho were dismissed for two bookable offences.

Match officials

Referee: Artur Dias (POR)
Assistants: Rui Taveres, Bruno Rodrigues (POR)
Fourth official: Hugo Michael (POR)
VAR: Joao Pinheiro (POR)
Assistant VAR: Massimiliano Irrati (ITA)

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