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Man City vs Dortmund

Last season’s UEFA Champions League (UCL) semi-finalists Manchester City got their latest quest for European glory off to a perfect start when they crushed Sevilla 4-0 at the Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan Stadium last week. That result was in keeping with the free-scoring start the Citizens have made to their season, netting 24 goals across seven unbeaten fixtures in all competitions, with five of those contests seeing four or more goals scored.

Finding the back of the net was never an issue for Pep Guardiola’s side, but it’s evident they’ve been taken to a new level by securing the signing of Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund. Finding that extra dimension in attack may help the Citizens cast away the heartbreak of their last two UCL campaigns and finally land the much-coveted UCL trophy, a quest that is becoming something of an obsession to fans in the East side of Manchester.

Borussia Dortmund fell to a humbling 3-0 loss away at Leipzig on Saturday, just their second loss in 12 away games in the Bundesliga. Defeat epitomises the unpredictable nature of Edin Terzić’s side, who became the first team in Bundesliga history to lose a game when winning by two goals in the 89th minute against Werder Bremen in gameweek three. Dortmund did nevertheless make a strong start to their UCL campaign by dismissing Copenhagen 3-0 last week.

If BVB are to improve on their disappointing UCL group-stage exit of last campaign, then establishing better results away from Signal Iduna Park needs to be addressed. Dortmund lost two of their three away group matches, conceding eight goals in the process, perhaps leading to a more disciplined approach from Terzić’s men against a heavily-favoured Manchester City side who they’ve beaten just once in their four previous H2Hs (D1, L2).

Players to watch: Former Dortmund striker Haaland would love to add to his UCL tally, after last week becoming the fastest player in UCL history to reach 25 goals. Meanwhile, all of winger Marco Reus’ three goals this season have served as the game’s opener.

Hot stat: Ten of Manchester City’s last 13 games at the Etihad have seen four or more goals scored.

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