On Tuesday night Manchester City host Bundesliga outfit Borussia Dortmund at the Etihad Stadium in a game that lies firmly in the balance.
Under Pep Guardiola, City are yet to advance past the quarter-final stage having been knocked out by the likes of AS Monaco, Tottenham and Lyon, and the Black and Yellows will provide another stern test of the Citizen’s character.
The players being studied are former Dortmund midfielder Ilkay Gundogan and Norwegian prodigy Erling Haaland. So far this season Gundogan has had an impressive campaign, scoring 16 goals across all competitions, including in City’s last Champions League match against Borussia Monchengladbach, as they strolled to a 4-0 aggregate win following two legs at the Puskas Arena.
Haaland is the name on everyone’s minds, as several teams look set to scrap it out for the Dortmund man’s signature in the summer. At present that 20-year-old is the top scorer in the Champions League with 10 goals in just six appearances, meaning that his overall goal tally for this campaign lies at 33 in 32 matches.