Kevin De Bruyne as a false nine! - Manchester City vs Borussia Dortmund (Champions League)

Manchester City welcome Borussia Dortmund to the Etihad Stadium for the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final clash.
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Manchester City welcome Borussia Dortmund to the Etihad Stadium for the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final clash. The Blues will want to take a good lead to Germany next week and avoid the away goal if at all possible. 

Here's how Pep Guardiola's lined the side up this evening...


Ederson will surely have a busy night in goal. Dortmund do posses lightening pace, and Kyle Walker in surely picked with that in mind. After a rest at the weekend, Joao Cancelo plays at left-back. Tasked with keeping Erling Haaland quiet is Ruben Dias and John Stones.

After playing both available defensive midfielders against Leicester, Rodri is preferred to Fernandinho tonight. In front of him is the return of both Ilkay Gundogan and Bernardo Silva.

In what looks like a false nine system, Phil Foden starts on the left, with Riyad Mahrez switched out to the right this evening. And it looks like the tried and tested false nine of Kevin De Bruyne is trusted with that important role.


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