Date :Tuesday 6th, April 2021
Stadium Etihad Stadium
Referee Ovidiu Hategan (Romania)
Guardiola is once again blessed with a fully-fit and available contingent for the first leg, but Joao Cancelo and Fernandinho will both be ruled out of the return leg if they play and pick up a booking on Tuesday.
The latter is likely to drop out for the returning Ilkay Gundogan anyway, but Cancelo should earn a place in defence ahead of Kyle Walker, and Mendy will not want to be dropped after his well-taken opener against Leicester.
Bernardo Silva and Raheem Sterling are both likely to return to the attack, while Phil Foden is another candidate to be rotated into the side, as no risks are to be taken over the fitness of soon-to-be free agent Sergio Aguero.
Manchester City possible starting lineup:
Ederson; Cancelo, Dias, Stones, Mendy; Rodri, Gundogan, De Bruyne; Silva, Sterling, Foden
Manchester City Champions League form: WWDWWW
Manchester City form (all competitions): LWWWWW
Former Man City starlet Jadon Sancho will play no part against his former employers due to a thigh problem, although there is optimism over his availability for the second leg on April 14.
Arsenal-linked defender Dan-Axel Zagadou and Axel Witsel also occupy spots in the treatment room, while Nico Schulz is likely to lose his place at left-back to Raphael Guerreiro after his own goal at the weekend.
Haaland is also one booking away from a ban but would never be dropped for this game, while Jude Bellingham and Emre Can will both be hopeful of earning starts on their returns to English soil.
Borussia Dortmund possible starting lineup:
Hitz; Can, Akanji, Hummels, Guerreiro; Delaney, Bellingham, Dahoud; Hazard, Haaland, Reus
Borussia Dortmund Champions League form: WWDWWD
Borussia Dortmund form (all competitions): WLDWDL
Prediction: Manchester City 2-1 Borussia Dortmund
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