Borussia Dortmund vs Man City clash in the Champions League on Tuesday night to decide which team will finish top of Group G.
The reverse fixture saw City edge to a 2-1 win over the Etihad Stadium although for long periods of the game it was Dortmund who was the better side.
Jude Bellingham’s goal was eventually canceled out by John Stones’ rasping drive from outside of the box, before Erling Haaland, who else, spectacularly sealed the win for City with an acrobatic outside-of-the-boot flick from close range.
City are currently on ten points, three clear of Dortmund, who themselves have a five-point advantage over the disappointing Sevilla.
Here’s how to watch their crucial Champions League clash on TV and streaming services.
Borussia Dortmund vs Man City Match 2022 UCL Live
Jude Bellingham celebrates scoring for Borussia Dortmund at Manchester City / Alex Pantling/GettyImages
Borussia Dortmund 0-0 Man City: Player ratings as draw suits both teams
Manchester City has secured the top spot in their Champions League group with a game to spare following a 0-0 draw with Borussia Dortmund, who themselves have also booked a place in the knockout rounds in the New Year.
The game hinged on Riyad Mahrez failing to convert a second-half penalty, with Dortmund goalkeeper Gregor Kobel making a match-defining save.
With City already assured of a last-16 place prior to kick-off, Pep Guardiola saw fit to make a handful of changes to his lineup, leaving Ederson and Kevin De Bruyne on the bench. But while the visitors dominated the ball, it was Dortmund who had the best of the early chances.
Julian Brandt struck a free-kick that narrowly missed the target and ricocheted off the pitchside hoardings into the side netting. Karim Adeyemi, the elder statesman in the Dortmund front three at 20 years of age, should have done better when he went through and hit it straight at Stefan Ortega.
Ortega was again called into action when Giovanni Reyna got into a good position. But the ensuing shot was too weak to ask any meaningful question of the stand-in City goalkeeper.
Yet Ortega would have stood no chance had Youssoufa Moukoko hit the target with a glorious chance in front of the goal, failing to properly connect when Adeyemi fired into the penalty area. In the closing stages of the first half, Ortega gathered from Moukoko’s shot.
Erling Haaland, who will have been disappointed at his return to Signal Iduna Park, didn’t reappear after half-time, while Guardiola also opted to withdraw Joao Cancelo at the break.
Even with less of the ball, Dortmund had been the stronger side for an hour and deserved to be in the lead by the time Emre Can momentarily lose his head and needlessly scythed down Mahrez in a crowded penalty area. Fortunately for Can, Kobel guessed right and saved Mahrez’s subsequent effort from 12 yards, to a roar from the iconic yellow wall behind the opposite goal.
Kobel later had to make a smart stop from the otherwise quiet Julian Alvarez, with Phil Foden just unable to gather in the rebound. It was a sign that the tide was starting to change as City created more meaningful chances than they had done in the first half and Dortmund was subdued.
Ultimately, a point was all that either side needed or the draw served them both well.