As expected, coach Marco Rose relies on the offensive duo Emil Forsberg and Timo Werner in the round of 16 second leg in the Champions League at English champions Manchester City.

The coach initially dispenses with striker André Silva, but instead strengthens the defensive midfield. In addition to Konrad Laimer and Kevin Kampl, he also brings Amadou Haidara. In the back four, David Raum is preferred to Marcel Halstenberg on the left.

“It’s all very challenging against such a team. We have to be super attentive,” said Leipzig coach Rose on Amazon Prime Video, while manager Max Eberl is hoping for a surprise: “It would have a huge sporting impact if we took German football in quarter-finals and could beat such a great opponent as Manchester City.”

At ManCity, unlike the 1-1 draw in the first leg, coach Pep Guardiola can count on Belgian star player Kevin De Bruyne, who had to sit out three weeks ago due to injury. It’s the only change to the starting lineup following a 1-0 win at Crystal Palace in the Premier League. Phil Foden has to go to the bench for that.