Guardiola: ‘Now begins the most difficult part of the season’
Follow live as City of Manchester traveling to RB Leipzig inside Champions League tonight. City have taken the top spot of Group A and now play only for points and prize money, with their last match. Pep Guardiola know that the hard work has been done and this game will pivot, refresh the team and give the fringes a chance to assert their claim against a series of tough games over the course of Christmas. and new year.
“There’s a lot of games coming up and it’s the hardest part of the season with so many games. We will try to continue at this level and this rhythm,” he said after the weekend win over Watford. “I am very pleased with what they have done in this difficult period and now it is becoming the most difficult period in terms of the number of games, the weather, the injuries. We (will) continue to follow this rhythm and try to play well.”
Leipzig is much more than that, the team may need a result to take third place and qualify for the Europa League. They must face whatever result Club Brugge earns against Paris Saint-Germain in another team game, played at the same time. Follow the live updates of the RB Leipzig vs Man City match below:
RB Leipzig vs Man City: Angelino is about to reunite with Man City
Angeliño was a Manchester City player between July 2012 and 2021, before he completed a permanent move to RB Leipzig after the club’s loan spell from January 2020.
He has only made six Premier League appearances for Man City, all in the first half of that 2019/20 campaign.
Michael JonesDecember 7, 2021 17:13
RB Leipzig vs Man City: Man City vs Germany
Manchester City are unbeaten in their last 14 matches against German rivals in the Champions League – with 13 wins and one draw – in a game that started in November 2014 with a 3-2 win over Bayern Munich.
They have won the last 9 matches in a row, scoring 28 goals and conceding only 9 times.
However, Man City have an undefeated record in Germany, with 7 wins and 6 defeats in 14 away matches against their Bundesliga opponents.
Michael JonesDecember 7, 2021 17:08
RB Leipzig vs Man City: Bundesliga club aim for Europa spot
RB Leipzig are hoping to secure a spot in the European League by placing ahead of Club Brugge in Group A.
The German side won 5-0 over Club Brugge on Thursday and it was the biggest margin of victory in the Champions League this season.
Leipzig is holding a head-to-head advantage against Club Brugge. means they will qualify for the Europa League if drawn or better than Club Brugge’s result at Paris Saint-Germain tonight.
But, they will have to do so under new management for this game when parting with coach Jesse Marsch on Sunday; Assistant Achim Beierlorzer will be in charge temporarily.
Michael JonesDecember 7, 2021 17:04
RB Leipzig vs Man City: De Bruyne must fight for position
Kevin De Bruyne has his first game for Manchester City tonight after missing four games due to testing positive for Coronavirus and Pep Guardioala has told the 30-year-old he has to “come back and fight for a new one”. position like everyone else”. Guardiola added:
Michael JonesDecember 7, 2021 16:59
RB Leipzig vs Man City: Last leg
The last time these two teams met, Manchester City won 6-3 at Etihad Stadium. It’s on the first day of this year’s Champions League and three of City’s five scorers are in tonight’s starting XI.
Nathan Ake, Riyad Mahrez and Jack Grealish all scored in City’s win as well as Joao Cancelo and Gabriel Jesus, who are all rested for tonight’s game.
Leipzig’s three goals were all scored by Christopher Nkunku, who also started for the hosts.
Michael JonesDecember 7, 2021 16:55
RB Leipzig vs Man City: Guardiola changes the team
Pep Guardiola hinted that he would make a few changes when speaking to the press yesterday but he still came up with a list of a very strong team to face RB Leipzig.
Kevin De Bruyne, Phil Foden and Jack Grealish all started with five teenage players on the team settling for bench positions. Guardiola said that he will use this match as an opportunity to improve his players and get them used to his style of play. He say:
Michael JonesDecember 7, 2021 16:48
RB Leipzig vs Man City: Jack Grealish deserves time to learn Pep Guardiola’s unique football language at Manchester City
Grealish was deployed in an unfamiliar false nine role and he was heavily involved in much of City’s attacking play, linked with a conveyor belt of deft technicians. Pep Guardiola selected.
He played with determination and persistence and was perhaps a bit unlucky not to score, thwarted by a brilliant Daniel Bachmann save in the first half and the crossbar in the second. But more revealing is tracking Grealish when the ball isn’t near him.
Michael JonesDecember 7, 2021 16:44
RB Leipzig vs Man City: Line-ups changed
Pep Guardiola made seven changes to the Manchester City starting line-up that beat Watford at the weekend. Zack Steffen replaced Ederson in goal with John Stones, Nathan Ake and Oleksandr Zinchenko all joining Kyle Walker in defence.
Kevin De Bruyne is back in midfield as is Fernandinho, who plays alongside Ilkay Gundogan. Riyad Mahrez at the top joins Jack Grealish and Phil Foden in a triple forward.
Michael JonesDecember 7, 2021 16:39
RB Leipzig vs Man City: Lineups
RB Leipzig XI: Gulacsi, Mukiele, Klostermann, Gvardiol, Angelino, Kampl, Laimer, Nkunku, Szoboszlai, Forsberg, Andre Silva
Man City XI: Steffen, Walker, Stones, Ake, Zinchenko, Fernandinho, Gundogan, De Bruyne, Mahrez, Foden, Grealish
Michael JonesDecember 7, 2021 16:32
RB Leipzig vs Man City
Manchester City are unbeaten in their last six Champions League away matches against German rivals, winning each of their last four.
Michael JonesDecember 7, 2021 16:30
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