Manchester City Opposition Watch: RB Leipzig

Up next for Manchester City is a UEFA Champions League Group G encounter with RB Leipzig. The European champions will head to the Red Bull Arena on the back of consecutive losses to Newcastle and Wolves. Up next in Manchester City opposition watch is DFP Pokal winners RB Leipzig.

The German side head into the clash with City currently sitting 5th in the Bundesliga. They come into the Group G contest on the back of a 2-all draw with Bayern Munich at the Red Bull Arena. Leipzig had a 2-goal lead after 26 minutes but surrendered that lead in the second half as Bayern Munich came back to secure a draw.

RB Leipzig began their Champions League campaign with a 3-1 win over Young Boys at the Wankdorf Stadium. It was a professional performance on the road by the German side as they began their Champions League group campaign with a polished performance and a valuable three points.

Under manager Marco Rose, RB Leipzig play an attacking brand of football. They will be no pushovers at home, as Pep Guardiola’s side found last season in the Champions League second round. Last time the teams met at the Red Bull Arena the game finished 1-all in a tight affair. City would beat the DFB Pokal winners 7-nil at the Etihad to secure an emphatic second-round tie victory.

RB Leipzig possesses a potent attack. Lois Openda is their top scorer so far this season with 4 goals. Midfielder Xavi Simons has been a key performer this season with 3 goals and 4 assists. Spanish international Dani Olmo is another potent weapon for Leipzig, as is young striker Benjamin Sesko.

A tough test awaits Pep Guardiola’s side in Germany. The game will also see Josko Gvardiol face off against his former side after his move to City this summer.

Tags Benjamin Sesko Dani Olmo DFB Pokal European Champions Josko Gvardiol Lois Openda Manchester City Marco Rose Newcastle United Pep Guardiola RB Leipzig UEFA Champions League Wolves