Manchester City continues their quest for an unprecedented quadruple on Tuesday when they welcome Borussia Dortmund to the Etihad Stadium in the first leg of the Champions League quarter-finals.
Pep Guardiola's team easily beat Borussia Monchengladbach to qualify for the quarter-finals, while Dortmund put in hard work in their battle with Seville, but in the end they crossed the line to set up the confrontation with City, koora live.
Pep Guardiola underestimated Manchester City's chances of winning a four-way trophy this season, but the Premier League leaders are closer than ever to their first title of the season after a dominant 2-0 win over Leicester City on Saturday night, Kora online live.
City could not achieve its dominance in the first 45 minutes, but second-half goals from Benjamin Mendy and Gabriel Jesus put the leaders 17 points clear at the top of the standings, and will see four more victories from their remaining seven matches clinch the Liverpool title after an exceptional campaign.
Guardiola's dominance of the Premier League has been evident over the past few years, but the former Barcelona and Bayern Munich coach is still waiting for the elusive first European Champions League title in the European Union, and the Manchester giants have seen the end of their European trip in the quarter-finals in three consecutive seasons.
However, the routine 4-0 aggregate win over Moenchengladbach saw City qualify for the quarter-finals before the international break, and Guardiola's side have now maintained a clean sheet in the Champions League seven times in a row.
Only Arsenal in the 2005-06 season enjoyed a longer period without compromising their defense in the competition, and City enjoys playing with the Bundesliga teams as well, as they have excelled in 10 of their last 11 Champions League encounters, but Dortmund's players are intent on upsetting City this week.
Today's matches are broadcast live, Guardiola is once again blessed with a full-fit set available for the first match, but Joao Cancelo and Fernandinho will be excluded from the second leg if they play and get booked on Tuesday.
The latter is likely to drop out of the returning Ilkai Gundogan ranks anyway, but Cancelo has to secure a place in defense before Kyle Walker, and Mindy will not want to dispense with him after the good opening match against Leicester.
Bernardo Silva and Raheem Sterling are likely to return to attack, while Phil Foden is another candidate for a side turn, as there are no risks regarding the fitness of the soon-to-be Sergio Aguero, matches today, Online Soccer.
Manchester City possible starting lineup:
Ederson; Cancelo, Dias, Stones, Mendy; Rodri, Gundogan, De Bruyne; Silva, Sterling, Foden
Erling Braut Holland is preparing to visit one of his many fans this week as the Norwegian international steps into the grass as the man who could replace him - Sergio Aguero - has starred for the past 10 years, Kora tv.
Haaland has already set the record for the fastest time to score 20 goals in the UEFA Champions League, and after having scored in his last six continental matches for Dortmund, he could follow in the footsteps of Cristiano Ronaldo, Robert Lewandowski, Edinson Cavani and Ruud van Nistelrooy, if he scored for the seventh match at the Etihad Stadium.
That would be easier said than done against the City goalkeeper, and Dortmund also entered that match after a troubling result in the German Bundesliga, with Haaland tying empty while Andre Silva showed up with a late goal for Eintracht Frankfurt in a 2--1 win for Adie Hatter on Saturday.
With to finish in one of the top four seems increasingly unlikely for Eden Terzic's men, they should somehow try to go ahead in the Champions League this season, but the Black and Yellow have not made it to the quarter-finals since the 2012-13 season, as Bayern Munich beat them in Final.
Moreover, Terzic's team failed to maintain a clean sheet in any of its last four matches in the Champions League and only surpassed Sevilla in the Round of 16, where the 3-2 away victory was preceded by a 2-2 draw in the second leg, to see Dortmund's lead. 5-4 in total.
Dortmund travel to England unbeaten in seven Champions League matches, though, and the two teams have met twice before in the 2012-13 group stage, with Man City tying Dortmund 1-1 at home before losing 1-0 in Germany.
Live broadcast of today's matches, former Man City star Jadon Sancho will not play any role against former employers due to a thigh problem, although there is optimism about his preparation for the second leg on April 14th.
Arsenal-linked defender Dan Axel Zagado and Axel Vetsel are in the treatment room, while Nico Scholes is likely to lose his place in left-back against Rafael Guerrero after his own goal at the weekend.
Haaland is also one booked away from ban but will never be dropped in this match, while Jude Bellingham and Emery Chan are hoping to make gains on their return to English soil, Live Streaming Soccer Online.
Borussia Dortmund possible starting lineup:
Hitz; Can, Akanji, Hummels, Guerreiro; Delaney, Bellingham, Dahoud; Hazard, Haaland, Reus