The group stage of the UEFA Champions League will continue this week. One of the games involves current champions Manchester City and Red Bull Leipzig. The duel is scheduled to take place this Wednesday (October 4), starting at 3:45 pm (Brasília time), at the Red Bull Arena stadium.
The match will be broadcast on television via the Space channel and on the internet via the HBO Max app. The teams have three points and share the lead in group G.
According to information from UEFA, both clubs have important absences for the duel. Leipzig does not count Dani Olmo. The Spaniard scored five goals in four games and is one of the German team’s top scorers this season alongside Sesko.
Furthermore, Olmo was decisive in helping the team coached by Marco Rose win the German Super Cup.
The attacking midfielder scored three goals in the 3-0 victory against Bayern Munich, at the Allianz Arena. Defender Orbán, also injured, is Leipzig’s other absence.
Manchester City, in turn, does not have midfielder De Bruyne. The Belgian is one of the Citzens’ main technical references and has not been fit to play since he was injured in the final of the last edition of the Champions League against Inter Milan.
Defender Stones is still recovering from muscle discomfort and attacking midfielder Bernardo Silva is considered doubtful.
Leipzig x Manchester City Retrospect
This is the third consecutive edition of the Uefa Champions League that the teams have faced. The outlook is slightly positive for the English team. There are two wins, a draw and a defeat.
See the results below:
- Manchester City 7-0 Leipzig
- Leipzig 1-1 Manchester City
- Leipzig 2-1 Manchester City
- Manchester City 6-3 Leipzig
- Likely Leipzig: Blaswich; Henrichs, Simakan, Lukeba, Raum; Simons, Kampl, Schlager, Forsberg; Openda, Poulsen
- Probable Manchester City: Ederson; Walker, Akanji, Rúben Dias, Gvardiol; Rodri, Kovačić; Foden, Álvarez, Grealish; Haaland