Your comprehensive guide to the RB Leipzig and Man City match in the UEFA Champions League 2022/2023

Today, the Round of 16 of the UEFA Champions League season begins for the current season 2023/2022, and we highlight specifically the match between RB Leipzig against Man City, which we will show you a comprehensive guide to in the coming lines. 

Match preview

Manchester City kick-start their Champions Organization ko project with a journey to Germany where they will deal with RB Leipzig in the very first leg of their last-16 connection on Wednesday night.

The Citizens will certainly be looking for vengeance at the Red Bull Field after shedding their previous go to 2-1 in the team stage of last period's competition.

Certifying from the Champions Organization group stage seemed an uphill struggle for Leipzig earlier this season after losing their very first 2 matches against Shakhtar Donetsk and Actual Madrid, but the German attire recuperated to win their continuing to be four video games-- including an outstanding 3-2 house victory over Los Blancos-- and qualify as runners-up of Team F.

Those 4 wins occurred throughout an outstanding 18-game unbeaten run across all competitors between October 1 and February 11, which was at some point given an end thanks to a 2-1 house loss against Union Berlin in the Bundesliga.

Marco Rose's side returned to winning methods last weekend, however, as they breezed to a 3-0 away success over Wolfsburg to maintain them in the mix for the Bundesliga title. Leipzig presently rest fifth in the table however there are just 5 points dividing the leading six teams with 13 video games remaining.

Leipzig are sure to have one eye on upcoming clashes with sixth-placed Eintracht Frankfurt as well as second-placed Borussia Dortmund, however they must first transform their interest back to the Champions League and plan for their third last-16 encounter with an English club, having actually formerly defeated Tottenham Hotspur 4-0 on aggregate in 2019-20 prior to shedding to Liverpool by the exact same scoreline in 2020-21.

Die Roten Bullen-- that lost to Rangers in the Europa Organization semi-finals last season-- will recollect concerning the aforementioned residence triumph over Male City last period, which saw Dominik Szoboszlai as well as Andre Silva both on the scoresheet before Kyle Pedestrian was sent off in the closing phases.

Leipzig will certainly be aware of the difficulty that awaits them on Wednesday, but they can go into the contest with confidence of declaring a positive outcome against a City side who are wishing to find their mojo following an irregular spell of type.

Just 3 days after safeguarding a 3-1 away triumph over Premier League title rivals Toolbox, Man City were struck in the mission to maintain their top-flight crown as they were held to a 1-1 draw away at Nottingham Forest on Saturday.

A dominant Citizens side, that flaunted 73% ownership as well as 23 shots throughout the 90 mins, were in front at the break courtesy of a 41st-minute strike from Bernardo Silva, but they were made to rue a huge selection of missed chances before Chris Timber tapped home an 84th-minute equaliser for Woodland.

Pep Guardiola's side have actually currently stopped working to win four of their last five away matches in all competitors, while they have actually dropped 7 factors in as numerous Premier Organization games, leaving them two points adrift of leaders Collection having played a video game more than the Gunners.

A return to the Champions League is next on the agenda for City, and the pressure gets on Guardiola to lead the club to glory for the very first time in their history having previously confessed in December that his time as Mayor will certainly not be "complete" if he fails to win Europe's elite club competition.

The People are contending in the Champions Organization knockout rounds for the 10th succeeding year after winning four and also drawing 2 of their 6 group-stage matches previously this season to top Group G ahead of Borussia Dortmund, Sevilla and also Copenhagen. They now enter Wednesday's encounter Leipzig seeking to advancement from the last 16 for the sixth successive period.

Before the group-stage loss against Leipzig last season, City had actually created a 15-game unbeaten run versus German opposition in the Champions League, consisting of a thrilling 6-3 victory over Leipzig at the Etihad Stadium in September 2021. The People will certainly hope for an additional emphatic showing in front of objective on Wednesday as they bid to get an advantage to take into following month's 2nd leg on residence soil.

Leipzig will certainly be without Peter Gulacsi (ACL), Dani Olmo (upper leg) and also Abdou Diallo (knee) due to injury, but the Germans have been handed an increase relating to the physical fitness of Christopher Nkunku and also Konrad Laimer, that both came off the bench last weekend break.

Nkunku made his long-awaited return after three months on the sidelines with a knee injury, however it remains to be seen whether he will be fully fit to begin on Wednesday after he failed to complete a training session on Tuesday; Andre Silva could consequently proceed in advance with support provided in the final third by Timo Werner, Emil Forsberg and also Dominik Szoboszlai.

Laimer handled to get rid of a thigh issue to function versus Wolfsburg and he can return to the first XI to partner Xaver Schlager in centre-midfield, while highly-rated centre-back Josko Gvardiol is set to proceed alongside Willi Orban, who went back to the side against Wolfsburg after a week away to contribute stem cells.

Rose may consider making changes at full-back, with Lukas Klostermann hoping to ward off competitors from Mohamed Simakan and Benjamin Henrichs for the right-back role, while Marcel Halstenberg will be pushing to start ahead of David Raum at left-back.

When It Comes To Man City, John Stones continues to be out as he remains to recuperate from a hamstring injury, while Kevin De Bruyne and Aymeric Laporte have actually not travelled with the rest of the squad because of health problem.

Guardiola has actually made at least one adjustment to his support in each of the last 11 suits in all competitors, and even more modifications could be on the cards versus Leipzig, with Nathan Ake, Manuel Akanji as well as Rico Lewis all hoping to compel their way back into the very first XI.

Bernardo Silva could proceed in a makeshift left-back duty, drifting into a deep-lying midfield placement together with Rodri when City are in possession, while the lack of De Bruyne may see either Phil Foden or Kalvin Phillips sign up with captain Ilkay Gundogan in the middle of the pitch.

Riyad Mahrez could be remembered to the beginning schedule as well as operate on the best flank contrary Jack Grealish, while Erling Braut Haaland-- that has racked up six goals in 4 previous meetings against Leipzig-- is readied to lead the line ahead of Julian Alvarez.

RB Leipzig possible starting schedule:
blowwich; Klostermann, Orban, Gvardiol, Raum; Schlager, Laimer; Szoboszlai, Forsberg, Werner; Silva

Manchester City feasible starting schedule:
Ederson; Walker, Akanji, Ake; Rodri, Bernard; Mahrez, Gundogan, Foden, Grealish; Haaland

We say: RB Leipzig 1-2 Manchester City
Leaving out the away triumph over Collection, Man City have actually been much from their ideal on the road in recent weeks, and one more challenging encounter could be in store on Wednesday as Leipzig have actually formerly shown their danger going forward against the People.

However, City tend to react well from disappointing results as well as we anticipate Guardiola's vital men to make the difference in a closely-fought contest in Germany.

Event details: 

NAME: RB Leipzig - Manchester City
DATE: 22 Feb 2023
TIME: 20:00 UTC
VENUE: Red Bull Arena, Leipzig, Germany

What channels will broadcast the match between RB Leipzig and Man City?

  beIN Sports MENA English 1 HD
  beIN Sports MENA Premium 1 HD
  BT Sport 1 HD
  Cosmote Sport 2 HD
  SuperSport Premier League HD