Manchester City's Ilkay Gundogan stands on the touchline with Manchester City's head coach Pep Guardiola during the group G Champions League soccer match between Sevilla and Manchester City in Seville, Spain, Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2022. (AP Photo/Jose Breton)

Champions League Group G Preview

With the UEFA Champions League set to resume Tuesday, the four clubs in Group G will wait until Wednesday at 3 p.m. to kick off their second matches. Reigning English Premier League champions Manchester City will welcome Borussia Dortmund as F.C. Copenhagen hosts Sevilla FC.

Man City

After City’s Premier League match against Tottenham this past weekend was postponed due to The Queen’s death, the club will prepare to host one of The Bundesliga’s top clubs: Borussia Dortmund. In its Champions League opener last Tuesday, Man City cruised to a 4-0 road victory over Sevilla FC. 6-foot-4-inch forward Erling Haaland netted two goals as City tallied seven corners and 10 shots on goal. Haaland will look to bring the same energy as he prepares to face his former club.

Man City returns to Manchester in hopes of continuing its dominance at Etihad Stadium. The club is unbeaten in its past 20 home Champions League matches (18-2-0). Through three home matches this season in the EPL, City has outscored its opponents 14-2.

Borussia Dortmund

The German club will seek revenge Wednesday against a Man City team that knocked off Dortmund in the 2021 Champions League quarterfinal. BVB enters the match off a 3-0 road loss this past Saturday to RB Leipzig in The Bundesliga. However, Dortmund is 1-0 in the Champions League after knocking off FC Copenhagen 3-0 at home last Tuesday.

BVB is off to a 4-0-2 start in The Bundesliga and will attempt to change its narrative as the club has lost four straight Champions League matches on English soil.

Sevilla FC

Following a winless start (0-3-1) to its season in La Liga, Sevilla FC found the win column this past Saturday with a 3-2 road win over Espanyol. In just his second career start for Sevilla, 20-year-old defender José Ángel Carmona assisted the first goal and scored twice before halftime.

Sevilla will hope to erase last week’s home loss to Man City from its memory as the club searches for its first Champions League road win since 2020.

FC Copenhagen

Despite winning the Danish Superliga last season, FC Copenhagen is off to a modest 4-0-5 start that currently has them sixth out of 12 Danish clubs. Copenhagen has only one win in its past five matches, but it came in the club’s only home game during that stretch. In its Champions League opener at Dortmund, Copenhagen controlled only 37% of the possession but managed five corners and a pair of shots on goal.

Copenhagen will lean on Swedish midfielder Viktor Claesson to lead its attack as the 30-year-old already has six goals through nine Superliga matches this season.

About Griffin Foll

Hi, my name is Griffin Foll and I am currently a senior at UF studying sports media journalism with a concentration in political science. I contribute weekly web and radio content for WRUF ESPN Gainesville and help cover the World Cup/Champions League soccer beat. Be sure to check out some of my recent articles!

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