Our match prediction:
Premier League giants Manchester City begin their Champions League group stage odyssey without key man Sergio Aguero, who is suspended for the occasion. The Manchester Derby however demonstrated that Pep Guardiola’s team in not a one-man show and that Citizens boast plenty of depth in their ranks. Huge 2-1 win at Old Trafford will be a massive boost for the Citizens, who are welcoming Borussia Mochengladbach looking to extend their six-match winning run. Four triumphs in the Premier League and a successful Champions League playoff double tier against FC Steaua Bucuresti offer plenty of optimism for the home fans. Borussia Monchengaldbach have ended their run of five successive victories with a 3-1 loss at Freiburg as the pressure seemingly caught up with Andre Schubert’s men. Bundesliga outfit will have their work made even harder knowing that they travel to England without key player Patrick Hemann and the best way to predict this game is to go for a home win.
Highligted Player (Leroy Sane):
Leroy Sane began his senior career at Schalke 04. The pacey winger, who is capable of playing as attacking midfielder as well, made his debut for die Knappen on 20 April, 2014 against Stuttgart. Sane came as a substitute in the second half of the match, replacing Max Mayer 13 minutes before the final whistle. He scored 11 goals in 47 league appearances for Schalke and on 2 August, 2016 he signed a deal with big-spending Premier League side Manchester City. The former Schalke footballer joined the Citizens on a five-year deal for a fee of £37 million. Sane was born in Essen on 11 January, 1996, but his father is Senegalese. Souleymane Sane used to play for the Senegalese national football team in the past, while his mother Regina Weber was a rhythmic gymnast. Speaking of his international career, Leroy Sane has 6 caps for Germany U21 and he made his debut for the senior team on 13 November, 2015 in a 2-0 loss to France.
Highlighted Team (Borussia Monchengl.):
Borussia Monchengladbach is a German football club founded in 1900 in West Germany. The club is currently playing in the highest German football divison: The Bundesliga. The club from Northrine westfalia hosts it’s home games in the Borussia-Park stadium. The Borussia Park stadium is one of the biggest stadiums in Germany and holds a capacity of 55 000 spectators.The club colors of Borussia Monchengladbach are black and white. The most known nickname for Borussia Monchengladbach is Die Fohlen which literally means the foals. Borussia Monchengladbach is one of the most succesfull clubs in Germany holding the German title for 5 times. The DFB Pokal 3 times and the UEFA cup 2 times.The are a lot of world class players with a Borussia Monchengladbach history such as: Thorgan Hazard, Effenberg, ter Stegen, BIerhoff, Matthaus, Heynckes, Reus and Elber.