Our match prediction:
Borussia Dortmund will be looking to build on a 4-1 win over Manchester United when they take on yet another Premier League side Manchester City at the 2016 International Champions Cup. The Millionaires outclassed the Red Devils at Shanghai Stadium, while Manchester City’s clash against Jose Mourinho’s troops was canceled following extreme weather events. The Citizens suffered a 1-0 defeat to Bayern Munich in their last friendly match, but former Bayern Munich coach rested a number of his first-team regulars against the Bundesliga giants. The Manchester City boss is likely to field the best possible side against Borussia Dortmund and we predict that the Premier League outfit are going to find the net in Thursday’s football match. The Millionaires are likely to stick to their attacking style of play and, taking everything into account, there is every chance we will see goals galore in Shenzhen.
Highligted Player (Sahin):
Born in Germany to Turkish parents, Nuri Sahin is a Turkish international midfielder, who hasn’t exactly managed to realise his full potential. The left-footed footballer remains one of the most impressive players to have graduated from the Borussia Dortmund youth academy, and he went on to become a first team regular at Westfalenstadion at the age of 17. Following a thoroughly impressive loan stint with Feyenoord, Sahin returned to Dortmund, where he enjoyed two more very successful years before signing for Real Madrid. However, it was at that time that his career started taking the wrong turn as he was never able to rediscover his form, and he eventually returned to Borussia following a somewhat disappointing stint at Liverpool. Sahin is no longer considered a first team regular for either club or country, but he has amassed around 50 appearances for the Turkey national team, and he still has time to get his career back on track.
Highlighted Team (Manchester City):
Manchester City are the lest famous of the two major clubs based in Manchester. The club was founded in 1880, but they have been struggling in the English Premier League in the past. Nonetheless, ever since the club was purchased by Abu Dhabi United Group in 2008, the Citizens have been playing an important role in the English top flight. Manchester City won two Premier League trophies under Roberto Mancini and Manuel Pellegrini (2011/2012 and 2013/2014), butboth managers eventually paid the price for some disappointing results. Man City play their home games at the Etihad Stadium and the stadium capacity is 55,097. Manchester United are regarded as Manchester City’s biggest rivals and the likes of Kun Aguero, Carlos Tevez, Shaun Wright-Phillips, Uwe Rosler, Yaya Toure, Sylvain Distin are some of the most remarkable players that played for the Etihad Stadium outfit. Manchester City have won four Premier League titles and five FA Cup trophies and it has to be noted that they made it to the Champions League semis in the 2015/2016 season.