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CITYZENDuck’s Predicted XI: Manchester City vs. Borussia Dortmund

My guess at Pep Guardiola’s starting line-up against the Yellow and Black.

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UCL nights return to the Etihad as Manchester City host Borussia Dortmund in a Wednesday evening affair in the UEFA Champions League. Here’s my best guess at which players Pep Guardiola will name on the starting lineup.

The reinforcements are coming throughout the lineup as the Sky Blues return to full fitness. Nowhere is that more needed than in defence. I have Sergio Gomez getting his first start at left-back. Ruben Dias and John Stones in the centre with Joao Cancelo on the right.

I like a midfield of Rodri, fronted by Kevin De Bruyne and captain Ilkay Gundogan. Kalvin Phillips may get a second-half run out here, particularly if City put this to bed early.

Pep seems to like the front three of Bernardo Silva, Erling Haaland, and Phil Foden. I expect, with this well-rested group, to see the first-choice trio from the manager.




Joao Cancelo

Ruben Dias

John Stones

Sergio Gomez




Ilkay Gundogan


Bernardo Silva

Erling Haaland

Phil Foden

That’s my XI for City against the Yellow and Black. What do you think Cityzens? Let’s have your picks in the comments.