Get ready for the first of two legs in this Champions League clash between Borussia M'gladbach and Manchester City

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Competition: Europe Champions League
Competition: Wed 24.February
Match begins: 20:00 (UTC)
Venue: Puskás Aréna (67889 seats)

It's game one of two in the Champions League as Borussia M'gladbach host Manchester City. This is a 8th Finals fixture played over two legs and nothing will be decided tonight.

It’s busy days for these teams as both were in action only a few days ago. There’s no rest for the wicked, or in this case; no rest for M'gladbach and Manchester City.

It's quite the trip for Manchester City when visiting M'gladbach as the cities are 800 kilometers apart.

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Borussia M'gladbach form and stats

M'gladbach was eliminated in the group stage last season in the Europa League.

Overall Bundesliga stats at home this season for Borussia M'gladbach are 5-4-3 (wins-draw-losses). This match is a Champions League match, and the hometeam has the total statistics 2 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses in this competition. M'gladbach are very eager to stop a potential losing streak at Puskás Aréna, having lost their two previous games here.

The M'gladbach crowd went home unhappy last time out, seeing their beloved players lose 1-2 to Mainz 05 here at Puskás Aréna in a Bundesliga match. A 0-0 draw away in the Bundesliga before that, with Wolfsburg the opponent.

There's a new game coming up fairly quickly for M'gladbach as they are travelling to their away game against RB Leipzig in the Bundesliga. That match is three days after this one.

The M'gladbach fans have had their share of opportunities to cheer home goals this season, having seen 20 goals in 12 league matches. M'gladbach have conceded 15 in these home matches.

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Manchester City form and stats

Manchester was sent out of Champions League in the quarter-finals last season.

Manchester City's travelling support has been rewarded for their time and money so far this season, having witnessed Manchester City collect 30 points from their 13 away matches in the Premier League. 9 victories and 3 draws have created these points (and only 1 defeat). When we have look at the Champions League statistics, we find 5W-1D-0L. This is both home and away. In general it has been a productive period now for Manchester as they haven't lost any of their last 17 games. Manchester are enjoying a nice run from their away games now, having played eight in a row without losing.

Preceding that game was the away Premier League victory against Everton with the score of 3-1.

A quick return to home after this game, as Manchester are hosting West Ham United in the Premier League only three days away.

Manchester are not goal shy away from home in the league, finding the net 25 times in 13 away games so far. Manchester City are defending well in their away games, having conceded only 8 times in 13 matches. For more goal statistics, check out the Statistics tab above. There's been improvement defensively lately, as only 0 of these goals has been conceded in their last 3 away matches.

Head 2 Head

H2H stats regardless of arena (last four matches): Borussia M'gladbach zero wins, one draw and Manchester City three victories. As for goals, three matches ended with three or more goals (over 2,5), one game had two or less.

Top Goalscorers

Manchester Cityİ. Gündoğan
İ. Gündoğan
11 goals
Borussia M'gladbachL. Stindl
L. Stindl
10 goals
Manchester CityR. Sterling
R. Sterling
9 goals

Borussia M'gladbach missing players

Manchester City missing players

Borussia M'gladbach Manchester City
Total Home   Statistics Stat   Away Total
25 13   Played P   14 25
11 6   Won W   12 22
8 3   Drew D   2 3
6 4   Lost L   0 0
54 26   Scored S   32 59
35 18   Conceded C   6 7
96% 100%   Over 0.5 O 0.5   86% 92%
84% 85%   Over 1.5 O 1.5   64% 72%
68% 69%   Over 2.5 O 2.5   50% 48%
52% 46%   Over 3.5 O 3.5   50% 36%
36% 31%   Over 4.5 O 4.5   21% 16%
68% 77%   BTTS BTTS   43% 28%
28% 23%   Clean Sheets C S   57% 72%
8% 0%   Failed to Score F T   14% 8%
 
0 0   Corners for (avg) C F   0 0
0 0   Corners against (avg) C A   0 0
2.1 2   Yellow cards (avg) Y C   1.2 0.9
1 1   Red cards R C   0 0
 
12.4 11.5   Shots (avg) S (   14.9 15.6
5 4.6   Shots on Target (avg) S O   6.1 6.3
43% 43%   Goal Efficiency G E   38% 38%

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Bayern München 22 15 4 3 62 31 10 7 3 0 37 15 12 8 1 3 25 16 31 49
2 RB Leipzig 22 14 5 3 40 18 11 9 1 1 21 7 11 5 4 2 19 11 22 47
3 Wolfsburg 22 11 9 2 35 19 10 6 4 0 17 8 12 5 5 2 18 11 16 42
4 Eintracht Frankfurt 22 11 9 2 45 30 11 6 5 0 21 12 11 5 4 2 24 18 15 42
5 Bayer Leverkusen 22 10 7 5 40 24 11 5 4 2 23 15 11 5 3 3 17 9 16 37
6 Borussia Dortmund 22 11 3 8 45 31 10 5 2 3 22 14 12 6 1 5 23 17 14 36
7 Union Berlin 22 8 9 5 35 25 11 4 6 1 21 12 11 4 3 4 14 13 10 33
8 Borussia M'gladbach 22 8 9 5 38 33 12 5 4 3 20 15 10 3 5 2 18 18 5 33
9 Freiburg 22 8 7 7 35 34 12 5 4 3 24 17 10 3 3 4 11 17 1 31
10 Stuttgart 22 7 8 7 39 35 10 1 6 3 14 16 12 6 2 4 25 19 4 29
11 Hoffenheim 22 7 5 10 36 39 11 4 2 5 20 16 11 3 3 5 16 23 -3 26
12 Werder Bremen 21 5 8 8 24 31 10 2 4 4 9 13 11 3 4 4 15 18 -7 23
13 Augsburg 22 6 5 11 22 35 12 3 3 6 12 20 10 3 2 5 10 15 -13 23
14 Köln 22 5 6 11 20 36 11 1 3 7 11 20 11 4 3 4 9 16 -16 21
15 Hertha BSC 22 4 6 12 26 40 11 2 2 7 11 23 11 2 4 5 15 17 -14 18
16 Arminia Bielefeld 21 5 3 13 18 38 11 4 0 7 10 19 10 1 3 6 8 19 -20 18
17 Mainz 05 22 4 5 13 23 43 11 2 2 7 10 19 11 2 3 6 13 24 -20 17
18 Schalke 04 22 1 6 15 15 56 12 1 2 9 8 26 10 0 4 6 7 30 -41 9
  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Manchester City 25 18 5 2 50 15 12 9 2 1 25 7 13 9 3 1 25 8 35 59
2 Manchester United 25 14 7 4 53 32 13 6 3 4 28 19 12 8 4 0 25 13 21 49
3 Leicester City 25 15 4 6 44 27 12 6 1 5 19 16 13 9 3 1 25 11 17 49
4 West Ham United 25 13 6 6 39 29 13 7 3 3 21 15 12 6 3 3 18 14 10 45
5 Chelsea 25 12 7 6 41 25 12 6 4 2 23 11 13 6 3 4 18 14 16 43
6 Liverpool 25 11 7 7 45 34 13 7 2 4 22 16 12 4 5 3 23 18 11 40
7 Everton 24 12 4 8 37 33 12 4 2 6 17 20 12 8 2 2 20 13 4 40
8 Aston Villa 23 11 3 9 37 26 11 5 1 5 20 16 12 6 2 4 17 10 11 36
9 Tottenham Hotspur 24 10 6 8 37 27 12 5 3 4 17 13 12 5 3 4 20 14 10 36
10 Arsenal 25 10 4 11 31 26 13 5 3 5 16 14 12 5 1 6 15 12 5 34
11 Wolverhampton Wanderers 25 9 6 10 26 32 13 5 4 4 15 14 12 4 2 6 11 18 -6 33
12 Leeds United 24 10 2 12 40 43 11 4 2 5 16 16 13 6 0 7 24 27 -3 32
13 Southampton 24 8 6 10 31 40 13 5 2 6 17 16 11 3 4 4 14 24 -9 30
14 Crystal Palace 24 8 5 11 27 42 12 4 3 5 14 21 12 4 2 6 13 21 -15 29
15 Burnley 25 7 7 11 18 30 13 4 4 5 10 14 12 3 3 6 8 16 -12 28
16 Brighton & Hove Albion 24 5 11 8 25 30 12 1 7 4 11 15 12 4 4 4 14 15 -5 26
17 Newcastle United 25 7 4 14 26 43 12 4 2 6 15 21 13 3 2 8 11 22 -17 25
18 Fulham 25 4 10 11 21 32 13 2 4 7 8 17 12 2 6 4 13 15 -11 22
19 West Bromwich Albion 25 2 8 15 19 55 12 1 4 7 8 32 13 1 4 8 11 23 -36 14
20 Sheffield United 25 3 2 20 15 41 12 2 1 9 9 18 13 1 1 11 6 23 -26 11

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The UEFA Champions League is the major international club football tournament in Europe. The competition begins already in late June and lasts for almost a year, ending with the final played in late May or early June. After several qualifying rounds the group stage is where the “true” Champions League begins for many viewers. Eight groups with four teams each battle through six rounds to qualify for the knock-out phase. Then a round of 16, quarterfinals and then semifinals needs to be won before a place in the final is secured.