Manchester City have the edge as they head to Borussia Dortmund for the second leg of their Uefa Champions League quarter-final on Wednesday.
Pep Guardiola’s side are desperately seeking a UCL crown to go alongside their domestic dominance of recent years.
And an injury-time winner from England international Phil Foden saw the English Premier League leaders inch ahead in the tie with a 2-1 win on the night.
Classy Kevin de Bruyne had earlier put the hosts into a first half lead at an empty Etihad Stadium, only for Marco Reus to tuck away Erling Braut Haaland’s assist with the clock ticking down.
But with Foden having the final say it puts the Sky Blues half a step closer to their continental dream.
It won’t get any easier for the side that reaches the semi-finals either, with the winner of the tussle between last year’s finalists Bayern Munich and Paris Saint Germain lying in wait in the last four.
City legend Sergio Aguero is doubtful having missed Premier League duty at the weekend, putting the Argentinian star in the same boat as defender Aymeric Laporte.
England international Raheem Sterling joins Gabriel Jesus and Ferran Torres in pushing for a starting place at Signal Iduna Park.
Dortmund have a bundle of injury concerns, albeit with no new issues since the first leg.
Jadon Sancho misses out on a reunion with his former club, with Axel Witsel, Dan-Axel Zagadou, Marcel Schmelzer and Youssoufa Moukoko all crocked as well.
Coach Edin Terzic may keep faith with Ansgar Knauff, while Thomas Meunier is a candidate to kick off at full back.
Borussia Dortmund vs Manchester City Prediction
Prediction methodology explained: The expected win percentage is based off publicly available odds. For example, if a team’s odds are 2.30, the expected chance of winning is 43%. If the odds are 1.62 the expected chance of winning is 62% and so on. These are accurate at the time of writing but are subject to change. Where there is no value listed, the odds were not available at the time of writing.
Borussia Dortmund vs Manchester City: UCL starting XI prediction
Probable Borussia Dortmund Starting XI: Marwin Hitz, Thomas Meunier, Manuel Akanji, Mats Hummels, Raphael Guerreiro, Jude Bellingham, Emre Can, Mahmoud Dahoud, Ansgar Knauff, Erling Braut haaland, Marco Reus.
Probable Manchester City Starting XI: Ederson, Kyle Walker, John Stones, Ruben Dias, Joao Cancelo, Kevin de Bruyne, Rodrigo, Ilkay Gundogan, Riyad Mahrez, Bernardo Silva, Phil Foden.