Borussia Mönchengladbach v Man City
- KO 19:45
- Venue: Borussia-Park
- Date: Wednesday, 30 September
- Kick-off: 19:45 BST
Coverage: BBC Sport website and BBC Radio 5 live updates
Manchester City midfielder David Silva could return from a calf injury for Wednesday’s Champions League trip to Borussia Monchengladbach.
The Spaniard has not played since the opening Group D
but trained on Tuesday and is expected to feature against the Germans.
Midfielder Yaya Toure is also fit after his early withdrawal against Spurs.
Vincent Kompany, Eliaquim Mangala, Gael Glichy, Fabian Delph and Wilfried Bony are all injury doubts.
Manchester City and Borussia Monchengladbach both lost their opening Champions League matches to Juventus and Sevilla respectively.
While the Germans have recovered from losing their first six Bundesliga matches with back-to-back league wins, City have lost their last two Premier League matches.
Manuel Pellegrini’s men opened the campaign with five successive wins but, since losing 2-1 at home to Juventus, they have lost two out of three matches.
City defender Nicolas Otamendi told
“I’ve always said that Champions League games are special; you have to give respect to your rival and it doesn’t matter that they are not in their best moment.
“We were very unlucky to lose against Juventus because we were controlling the game but still didn’t win – that can sometimes happen in football – but you must keep going and try to win the next game.”
- Borussia Monchengladbach knocked out Manchester City in their only previous European encounter. It was in the 1978-79 Uefa Cup quarter-finals and Gladbach went on to win the trophy later that season.
- No English club has ever beaten Gladbach in the German team’s own stadium. They have won their last four home games against English teams in European competition.
- Gladbach have scored in each of their last 15 home games in European competition. The last time they didn’t hit the net was in September 1987 against Espanyol.
- Manchester City have been drawn with a German side in each of their five Champions League group stage campaigns.
- City have lost three of their four trips to Germany in the Champions League.
- City have lost seven of their last 11 Champions League games.
Source: BBC Football Read Original Article: Borussia Monchengladbach v Manchester City