In what promises to be a highly anticipated clash, Manchester City is set to face RB Leipzig in their sixth UEFA Champions League encounter, with the English side having emerged victorious in three of the previous five encounters, securing one draw and suffering a lone defeat. The Sky Blues have proven their dominance on home turf, notably recording impressive victories of 6-3 in September 2021 and a commanding 7-0 triumph in March 2023.
As the formidable RB Leipzig steps onto the Etihad Stadium, history weighs heavily against them in away UEFA Champions League matches in England. The German side has faced adversity in their last four encounters on English soil, succumbing to defeat with an aggregate scoreline of 20-3. Eager to rewrite this narrative, RB Leipzig is fervently seeking their first away victory in England since February 2020 when they secured a 1-0 win against Spurs.
The Etihad Stadium serves as the backdrop for the upcoming showdown, a venue where Manchester City left an indelible mark in their most recent meeting with RB Leipzig, registering an emphatic 7-0 triumph in March 2023. This commanding victory not only stands as Pep Guardiola’s joint-biggest margin of victory in a UEFA Champions League match, a feat he has achieved three times, but also ranks as Manchester City’s joint-biggest win in European competition, matching their 7-0 dominance over FC Schalke 04 in March 2019. The resounding echoes of that stellar performance linger as both sides brace themselves for another chapter in their European rivalry.