Pep Guardiola is likely to win several silver trophies this season.
But without the Champions League, he doesn’t believe his time at Manchester City will be considered a success.
Man City has not yet reached the semi-finals under Guardiola, but this season is seen as the strongest chance to win the European silver cup.
Guardiola’s side won the opening match and led Germany 2-1, but the last meeting between the two sides was not without controversy.
Kevin De Bruyne and Phil Foden scored many goals in the first leg, but Marco Reus’s strike gave the Germans an important away goal.
Jude Bellingham’s goal, however, was disqualified after the referee assumed he had contested with Ederson at the edge of the box.
The rematches later showed that the young English player played quite fairly and sent the ball to the wrong post of the opponent.
Man City’s preparations for this second leg have been thwarted by tough Dortmund fans who have spent the night lighting flares outside the Premier League team’s hotel.
Police were called in, but one of the club’s security officers handled repeated attempts to disturb them.
They also entered this match after having suffered a ten-man defeat to Leeds last weekend, but with his side competing on four fronts, the blip is unlikely to bother Guardiola.
However, he is without Sergio Aguero tonight, who is struggling with a muscle injury, but Aymeric Laporte can return to play after recovering from a hip injury.
Dortmund don’t have Jadon Sancho, who is still recovering from a thigh injury and has been sweating because of the fitness of Reus and Mats Hummels.
However, they have a few stats that can help boost their self-confidence; the other is the form of Erling Haaland.
The striker failed to score in just three of his 15 Champions League appearances and scored in all four home appearances.
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