3/16/21 4 pm
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Manchester City and Borussia M’gladbach are playing in the second leg of the Round of 16 in the UEFA Champions League.
After losing to United a couple of weeks ago, City is back on track with 2 nice wins in their last 2 games, and they have scored 8 goals while doing it. City has also been great on the defensive end with only 2 conceded goals in their last 2 games. In the EPL, City is at the top of the table with 71 points, a massive 14 points ahead of United, and they are the best team on both ends. In their last EPL game against Fulham on the road, Manchester City was the dominant team with 54% of ball possession, 7 shots on goal, 2 corner kicks, 4 big chances created, and a solid 85% of the correct passes. With 3 scored goals in the second half, City has won this match 0-3. As far as the Champions League goes, City has been fantastic so far, and they are coming into this game with a 0-2 advantage from the first leg, and that is a road advantage. Torres has scored 4 goals for City so far in the Champions League, while Aguero, Jesus, Gundogan, and Sterling added 2 goals each. De Bruyne has 4 assists. Ake, Carson, and Sandler are the only injured players for City. With a nice advantage, City is in the next stage with one leg, but they know the job isn’t done, and they will approach this game with maximum seriousness.
Borussia is still struggling massively, and their agony continues both in Bundesliga and in the Champions League. Borussia is now on a 6-game losing streak, while they lost 7 of their last 8 games. In Bundesliga, Borussia M’gladbach is sinking deeper and deeper, and they are now in 10th place with only 33 points. In their last Bundesliga game, Borussia M’gladbach was playing against Augsburg on the road, and they have had 65% of ball possession, 7 shots on goal, 10 corner kicks, 5 big chances created, and a solid 85% of the correct passes. Despite all of their dominance, Borussia has lost this game 3-1, but if they had scored a penalty kick in the first half, this game could have ended differently. With 5 scored goals and 2 assists, Plea is the leading goalscorer for M’gladbach in the Champions League. Musel, Kramer, and Bensebaini are all injured for Borussia at this time. Catching up to 0-2 would be tough for Borussia even if they were in good form, but in their current form, and against Manchester City, it seems like an impossible task for Borussia M’gladbach.
Manchester City has never lost to Borussia M’gladbach, and I don’t see it happening now. Manchester City is coming into this game with the advantage, but I still think they will give it their all not to complicate this situation. I’m taking City and the goals.