The highly anticipated clash between Manchester City and RB Leipzig is here, and the starting lineups have been announced. Manchester City is in fine form and will be looking to continue its impressive start to the new season against the German side. Here are the starting XIs:
Manchester City’s Starting Lineup:
Ederson; Cancelo, Dias, Stones, Zinchenko; Fernandinho (c), Rodri, Grealish; Mahrez, Jesus, Bernardo Silva
RB Leipzig’s Starting Lineup:
Gulacsi; Klostermann, Orban, Simakan, Angelino; Laimer, Haidara, Nkunku; Forsberg (c), Poulsen, Szoboszlai
Manchester City’s lineup sees some changes from their victory over Leicester City last weekend. Pep Guardiola has benched Kyle Walker and Phil Foden for this game. Instead, Joao Cancelo will feature at right-back, with Oleksandr Zinchenko playing at left-back. In midfield, Fernandinho and Rodri will anchor the team, while Jack Grealish keeps his place in attacking midfield. The front three will see Riyad Mahrez and Gabriel Jesus supporting Bernardo Silva, who returns after missing the previous game.
RB Leipzig’s lineup features some familiar faces, including Marcel Sabitzer, who has moved to Bayern Munich in the transfer window. Despite this, the German club will still pose a threat to Manchester City. Emil Forsberg will captain the side, and he will be aided in attack by the likes of Yussuf Poulsen and Dani Olmo.
The game promises to be a clash of two sides with contrasting styles of play. Manchester City is known for their possession-based game, while RB Leipzig plays a more direct, counter-attacking style. It will be interesting to see how these two approaches will match up against each other.
Manchester City will be hoping to continue their dominant start to the season, having won all three of their Premier League games so far. They will enter this game as favourites but cannot underestimate this RB Leipzig side. The German club is notorious for being a tough opponent in European competitions and will be looking for an upset.
Overall, the Manchester City and RB Leipzig game is set to be an exciting encounter. With two teams known for their attacking prowess, fans can expect goals and drama. It remains to be seen who will come out on top, but one thing is for sure, it will be an entertaining game of football.