Marcus Thuram scored two goals in the groups against Real Madrid – can he repeat the trick if Borussia Mönchengladbach host Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City in UEFA? Champions League round of 16 on Wednesday (kick-off: 8 p.m. GMT)?
Gladbach: Sommer – Lainer (Lazaro 62 ‘), Ginter, Elvedi, Bensebaini – Neuhaus, Kramer, Zakaria – Hofmann, Stindl (c), Pleading (Thuram 62’) Unused subs: Sippel, Grün, Lang, Herrmann, Wolf, Beyer, Traore, Wendt, Jantschke, EmboloOut: Doucoure (Match Fitness) Trainer: Marco Rose
Man City: Ederson – Walker, Dias, Laporte, Cancelo – Gündogan, Rodri, Foden – Sterling (c) (Mahrez 69 ‘), Jesus, SilvaUnused Subs: Steffen, Carson, Stones, Agüero, Zinchenko, De Bruyne, Torres, Mendy, Fernandinho, Garcia, DoyleOut: Ake (thigh) Trainer: Pep Guardiola
Thuram’s home game against Champions League winners Real turned out to be decisive when Gladbach reached the knockout games for the first time in its history. The runner-up in the 1976/77 European Cup showed some impressive performances and finished second in a group, too which also belonged to Inter Milan and Shakhtar Donetsk He scored 16 goals only owners Bayern Munich found the network more often (18) Thuram also produced four assists, but it is compatriot Alassane Plea who points the way to tournament goals with five assists in the group stage. Captain Lars Stindl scored twice to get his 10 to take the lead in the Bundesliga season The Foals were without midfield talisman Jonas Hofmann for most of their Group B season, but the German international returned with composure in 2021, scoring one goal and five assists in nine league games Stindl prepared for the weekend, but with a 1: 2 home defeat against Mainz Ramy Bensebaini has won back Oscar Wendt’s left-back since his return from illness at the turn of the year, but head coach Marco Rose, who will take over the management of Borussia Dortmund next season made a decision in central midfield Denis Zakaria vied for Christoph Kramers Place on the starting grid In the end, he may have selected both Florian Neuhaus in a more advanced role
Gladbach made his home debut in the 2015/16 group in the Champions League against Manchester City and was drawn again the following season against the four-time English Premier League champions, who took one point from Guardiola in Borussia-Park, although they were in have not yet defeated four attempts in the Champions League, the foals won two between 2013 and 2016 and drew two of six Bundesliga matches against Guardiolas Bayern Guardiola’s current harvest came so far that he led Group C before Porto and 16 of 18 possible points In four attempts on the Catalan clock, however, he never crossed the quarter-finals of the Champions League.Former Nuremberg and Dortmund midfielder Ilkay Gündogan starts after recently recovering from a groin strain. Ex-Werder Bremen and Wolfsburg playmaker Kevin De Bruyne has also got off recovering from a thigh injury but sitting on the bench The game will be played in Budapest after German authorities refused entry to runaway Premier League leaders due to new Covid-19 protocols
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