The reigning champions return to action on Wednesday as they visit the team they thrashed 8-1 en route to the treble last season.

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Matchday 2 of the 2023-24 UEFA Champions League season is here, with defending champions Manchester City taking to the field on Wednesday. The English giants face none other than RB Leipzig, a team they locked horns with en route to the treble, as Guardiola's men aim to make it back-to-back wins in Europe.

RB Leipzig have begun the campaign admirably despite losing key players over the summer, including Josko Gvardiol, who now plies his trade for the opposing team in the Premier League. Additionally, Christopher Nkunku left for Chelsea but despite this, Marco Rose's side have won seven of their opening nine games, losing only once.

However, Die Roten Bullen's unfortunate encounter with the Cityzens last season cannot be forgotten. The Bundesliga outfit were one of many unlucky teams to cross paths with the eventual treble winners, locking horns with Manchester City in the round of 16.

The first leg ended in a 1-1 draw but the return fixture at the Etihad Stadium turned out to be an utter demolition, with RB Leipzig losing 7-0. Erling Haaland scored five past Janis Blaswich on that day and the hosts will want to avoid another humiliation at the hands of the Norwegian sensation.

Openda and Co. enter this clash on the back of a disappointing result at home to Bayern Munich, with Rose's men throwing away a 2-0 lead against the Bundesliga champions to draw 2-2. The hosts will not want another disappointing result in front of their fans and will need to be at their best when Guardiola's crew come rolling in.

Manchester City, meanwhile, enter this tie on the back of their first defeat of the season. The Cityzens were beaten by Wolves over the weekend, going 2-1 down at the Molineaux Stadium to end their perfect record this season.

Up until then, Haaland and Co. had won all six of their Premier League games. Likewise, the English giants sealed the three points in their UEFA Champions League opener, beating Red Star Belgrade 3-1 at the Etihad Stadium.

Pep's side came back from a goal down to beat the Serbian side and will want to make it back-to-back wins in their very first Champions League title defense.

Last season's victory was the first time the Manchester outfit won the Champions League, beating Inter Milan 1-0 in the final. While they lost Ilkay Gundogan and Riyad Mahrez over the summer, Manchester City remain the favorites this season as well and will want to go all the way.

However, injuries have taken a toll. Likewise, Pep will have one eye on the weekend as his team are scheduled to visit Arsenal this Sunday in a crucial fixture in this season's Premier League title race. The Spaniard will be tempted to rotate ahead of that Emirates Stadium clash but the English champions have lost their last two games and will need to return to winning ways.

Team news

RB Leipzig: Kevin Kampl picked up a hip injury in the draw with Bayern and will miss this tie, joining Timo Werner, Dani Olmo, Willi Orban, and El Chadaille Bitshiabu on the sidelines. Xavi Simons and Emil Forsberg should start but question marks linger over Benjamin Sesko, who has started only once despite scoring five goals so far.

Man City: Kevin de Bruyne is a long-term absentee while John Stones and Bernardo Silva are huge doubts for this tie. Rodri, who is serving a suspension in the Premier League, is available for selection in Europe. Jack Grealish, meanwhile, will look to return to the lineup after being dropped from the starting eleven in the Wolves defeat.

Key stats

  • Manchester City face RB Leipzig for the third consecutive UEFA Champions League season.

  • The Cityzens failed to win in their last two trips to Leipzig, drawing 1-1 last season and losing 2-1 the season before.

  • Erling Haaland has scored 11 goals in six encounters with Wednesday's opponent.

  • Marco Rose's men beat Real Madrid in the Champions League last season and could become the first team since Atletico Madrid in 2015 and 2016 to beat a reigning UCL champion in consecutive seasons.

Broadcast listings


Match details, result and original broadcast info

RB Leipzig 1 - 3 Manchester City

October 4, 2023 3:00pmRed Bull Arena (Leipzig)

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