Man City vs Borussia Dortmund live stream: Team news, TV channel and how to watch Champions League quarter-final
Manchester City vs. Dortmund: Champions League live stream, how to watch on Paramount+, odds, time
Manchester City v Borussia Dortmund: TV Info, Preview, Team News and Prediction
Manchester City welcome Borussia Dortmund to the Etihad on Tuesday night for the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final.
Pep Guardiola’s men go into the clash as strong favourites, having won 25 of their last 26 matches in all competitions, while Dortmund are struggling to make top four in Germany.
However, the visitors have Champions League goal machine Erling Haaland in their ranks, as rumours continue to swirl about a potential Premier League move this summer.
England fans will also have their eye on Dortmund star Jude Bellingham, although former City star Jadon Sancho is out through injury.
The match will take place at the Etihad Stadium on Tuesday, April 6 – with kick-off at 8pm.
Dom McGuiness will bring you updates from the match on talkSPORT alongside our full coverage of Real Madrid vs Liverpool.
Man City vs Borussia Dortmund: TV channel and live stream
The game will be shown live on BT Sport 3, with coverage underway from 7:15pm.
BT Sport subscribers can live stream this match via the app on their computer, mobile and tablet devices.
The quadruple-chasing Premier League leaders have no fresh fitness concerns following Saturday’s victory at Leicester.
Dortmund star Sancho will not face his former club due to a thigh problem, while Dan-Axel Zagadou and Axel Witsel are also out for the visitors.
Man City vs Borussia Dortmund: What’s been said
City boss Guardiola: “The only thing I can say is that, with his age, he [Haaland] is an exceptional striker. The numbers speak for themselves and he’s a fantastic player – that’s all.
To score that number of goals at his age is not easy to find. When that happens it’s because he can score with the right, the left, the counter-attacks, in the box.
He’s a fantastic striker, everyone knows it. A blind guy would realise he’s a good striker. It’s not necessary to be a manager to realise it.”
Dortmund manager Edin Terzic: “We need to be at the top of our game in both legs; on it from the first second to the last, and maybe for extra time too.
“To overcome Manchester City would be something special. Guardiola is undoubtedly one of the best coaches in the world.
Paramount+Manchester City and Borussia Dortmund meet at Etihad Stadium in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League quarterfinal on Tuesday with Pep Guardiola's men heavy favorites to progress. The Germans are struggling in the Bundesliga while City are running away with the Premier League and UCL qualification is far from guaranteed for Edin Terzic's side. Making matters harder for Dortmund is the fact that star man Erling Haaland is suffering from an uncharacteristic dry spell of late and is now without a goal in four games. Can BVB get the Norwegian firing again and put in a strong performance to keep this alive for leg two?
Manchester City vs. Dortmund and every Champions League match is streaming on Paramount+. Here is how you can watch the match and what to know:
Man City: On a run of five consecutive victories since they lost to bitter rivals United, the Cityzens have disposed of Borussia Monchengladbach in the Champions League and opened up a provisional 14-point advantage in the Premier League. Guardiola's men are overwhelming favorites to advance to the semifinals but have had setbacks in the past when in a similarly favorable scenario. The winner will face defending champions Bayern Munich or last season's runners-up Paris Saint-Germain and that should, logically, be City.
Dortmund: The Germans have won just one of their last five and are seven points off the top four in the Bundesliga after a 2-1 home defeat to Eintracht Frankfurt over the weekend. With Haaland off the boil and UCL qualification hopes fading fast, Terzic and his players have no choice but to throw everything at City. BVB did unexpectedly hit form away at Sevilla earlier in the year and are capable of hurting even the best sides on the continent. However, this feels like a tall order on paper.
City to win but Dortmund to give it everything they have to keep it alive ahead of the return leg. Pick: City 2-1 Dortmund.
Having made light work of Leicester at the weekend, Manchester City turn their attention to the Champions League and the first leg of their quarter-final versus Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday.
The Premier League leaders faced Bundesliga opponents in the last round - cruising past Borussia Monchengladbach 4-0 over the two legs. This time, they'll be facing Erling Haaland, one of the hottest strikers in world football and a player they've been heavily linked with.
While Pep Guardiola's side are hoping to secure what would be an incredible quadruple, make no mistake about it - this is the trophy that would crown all of their achievements to date under the Catalan's leadership.
Dortmund have struggled in the German top flight this season and find themselves in fifth place. However, they have plenty of exciting talent at their disposal and are capable of causing anybody problems.
The Premier League champions-elect have a fully fit squad to select from. However, there are a couple of players who are one yellow card away from a suspension that would rule them out of the second leg - namely Joao Cancelo and Fernandinho.
City are expected to make changes from the side that won at the weekend. Raheem Sterling, Ilkay Gundogan, Phil Foden and John Stones were all left on the bench and could come into the starting XI.
Borussia Dortmund team news
Sancho will miss the first leg against his former club through injury | Lars Baron/Getty Images
Jadon Sancho has been ruled out of the first leg with a thigh injury, but Dortmund are hopeful he'll be available for the second half of the tie. Dan-Axel Zagadou and Axel Witsel are also injured.
Haaland is just a booking away from suspension but will start regardless. Jude Bellingham and Emre Can are also in contention.
Manchester City: Ederson; Cancelo, Dias, Stones, Mendy; Rodri, Gundogan, De Bruyne; Silva, Sterling, Foden.
Borussia Dortmund: Hitz; Can, Akanji, Hummels, Guerreiro; Delaney, Bellingham, Dahoud; Hazard, Haaland, Reus.
anchester City tonight renew their bid to win a first ever Champions League crown against a Borussia Dortmund side struggling for form, despite Erling Haaland in their forward line.
City have won 26 of their last 27 games in all competitions and remain on course to win an unprecedented quadruple, though there will be interest in Pep Guardiola’s tactics after past accusations of overthinking his approach in the biggest games.
And the Champions League will be the main focus for Guardiola & Co. in the remaining weeks of the season, with the Premier League all but wrapped up and a League Cup Final already secured.
Dortmund, meanwhile, may not even be in next season’s Champions League, with Saturday’s 2-1 loss to Eintracht Frankfurt leaving them seven points behind fourth-place Frankfurt.
Speculation over Haaland’s future cannot be helping, with City just one of a number of club’s keen to sign the striker, who is the Champions League’s top scorer this season with 10 goals.
Manchester City vs Borussia Dortmund is scheduled for an 8pm BST kick-off on Tuesday, April 6, 2021.
The match will be held behind closed doors at Etihad Stadium.
Live stream: BT Sport subscribers will be able to watch the match online via the website or BT Sport app.
Pep Guardiola has a fully fit squad to choose from. John Stones, Joao Cancelo, Raheem Sterling, Phil Foden and Ilkay Gundogan should all come in after being rested against Leicester City.
Cancelo and Fernandinho are one booking away from missing the second leg through suspension.
There will be no reunion for Jadon Sancho, with the Dortmund forward out with a thigh injury. Axel Witsel is also sidelined.
Jude Bellingham will be hoping to start, while Erling Haaland is also one booking away from suspension.
Manchester City predicted XI: Ederson; Cancelo, Dias, Stones, Mendy; Rodri, Gundogan, De Bruyne; Silva, Sterling, Foden
Borussia Dortmund predicted XI: Hitz; Can, Akanji, Hummels, Guerreiro; Delaney, Bellingham, Dahoud; Hazard, Haaland, Reus
Manchester City are probably the last team, across Europe, you want to face when in need of a win and struggling for confidence. But that’s where Dortmund stand at the moment. I can’t see past a City win, though never rule out some Haaland magic.
City have enjoyed a successful Champions League campaign, having won seven and drawn one of our eight games in Europe this season.
We head into the quarter-final having not conceded a Champions League goal in 11 hours and 35 minutes of football - the second longest run in the competition's history.
We booked our place in the quarter-final thanks to a 4-0 aggregate win over Borussia Monchengladbach in the Round of 16.
Our win at Leicester on Saturday means we have won 26 of our last 27 matches in all competitions.
The German side have also enjoyed a fruitful Champions League season, having lost just one of their eight games in this season's competition.
They come into the quarter-final having defeated Spanish outfit Sevilla, 5-4 on aggregate in the Round of 16.
On Saturday, they were beaten at home by Eintracht Frankfurt in the Bundesliga.
Meanwhile, former Blue Jadon Sancho is unavailable for Dortmund with a muscle injury, and Dan-Axel Zagadou (knee) and Youssoufa Moukoko (foot) are also sidelined.
Interestingly, on Borussia’s official website, they have a 'how they might line up...' feature. Here's what they've gone for:
Manchester City's pursuit of an unprecedented quadruple continues on Tuesday when they welcome Borussia Dortmund to the Etihad Stadium for the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final tie.
Pep Guardiola's side easily overcame Borussia Monchengladbach to advance to the last eight, while Dortmund made hard work of their battle with Sevilla, but they eventually got over the line to set up a tie with City.
Benjamin Mendy celebrates scoring for Manchester City against Leicester City in the Premier League on April 3, 2021
Pep Guardiola has downplayed Man City's chances of securing a quartet of trophies this season, but the Premier League leaders are inching ever closer to their first crown of the season after a dominant 2-0 win at Leicester City on Saturday evening.
City could not make their dominance count in the first 45 minutes, but second-half strikes from Benjamin Mendy and Gabriel Jesus saw the runaway leaders move 17 points clear at the top of the rankings, and another four wins from their remaining seven matches would see them wrestle the crown off Liverpool after a phenomenal campaign.
Guardiola's dominance of the Premier League has been evident for the past few years, but the former Barcelona and Bayern Munich boss is still waiting for that elusive first Champions League crown at the Etihad, and the Manchester giants have seen their European journeys end in the quarter-finals three seasons in a row.
However, a routine 4-0 aggregate win over Monchengladbach saw City ease into the last eight of the tournament before the international break, and Guardiola's side have now kept seven Champions League clean sheets in succession.
Only Arsenal in the 2005-06 season have enjoyed a longer run without their defence being breached in the competition, and City enjoy playing Bundesliga sides too, as they have come up trumps in 10 of their last 11 meetings with German teams in the Champions League, but Dortmund and their much-coveted centre-forward are intent on upsetting the apple cart this week.
Erling Braut Haaland is gearing up to visit one of his many admirers this week, as the Norway international steps out onto the turf where the man he could very well be replacing - Sergio Aguero - has starred for the past 10 years.
Haaland has already broken the record for the quickest time to hit 20 goals in the Champions League, and having netted in his last six continental appearances for Dortmund, he could follow in the footsteps of Cristiano Ronaldo, Robert Lewandowski, Edinson Cavani and Ruud van Nistelrooy if he scores for the seventh game running at the Etihad.
That will be easier said than done against City's resilient rearguard, and Dortmund also go into this game following a worrying result in the Bundesliga, as Haaland drew a blank while Andre Silva popped up with a late winner for Eintracht Frankfurt in a 2-1 win for Adi Hutter's side on Saturday.
With a top-four finish looking increasingly unlikely for Edin Terzic's men, they must somehow attempt to go all the way in this season's Champions League, but the Black and Yellow have not advanced past the quarter-final stage since the 2012-13 season, where Bayern Munich beat them in the final.
Furthermore, Terzic's side have failed to keep a clean sheet in any of their last four Champions League battles and only just scraped past Sevilla in the last-16 stage, as a 3-2 away triumph preceded a 2-2 draw in the second leg to see Dortmund progress 5-4 on aggregate.
Dortmund do travel to England unbeaten in seven in the Champions League, though, and the two sides have locked horns twice before in the 2012-13 group stage, where Man City held Dortmund to a 1-1 draw at home before losing 1-0 in Germany.