The current Premier League leaders, Manchester City, are 2-0 up against Borussia Mönchengladbach going into the second leg of the Last 16 in the Champions League.
Manchester City was in complete control of the first leg and won the game 2-0 thanks to goals from Bernardo Silva and Gabriel Jesus in Hungary.
Going into the second leg Manchester City have a two-goal advantage and are on a tremendous run of form, they have won 23 out of their last 24 games.
One of the players that have been instrumental in this run is İlkay Gündoğan. The German midfielder has scored 14 goals in all competitions this season and has been one of the best players in Europe this season. Gündoğan goals has been incredible for his team as they have had issues this season with injuries to their strikers this season.
Manchester City are still in all of their cup competitions and look like they are going to win the league, if they are going to get an unprecedented clean sweep of all competitions this season they will need Gündoğan to continue his goalscoring form.Embed from Getty Images
Borussia Mönchengladbach has a lot of work to do in the second leg if they are going to overturn a two-goal deficit in their “home” leg. The German side knows if they concede one goal they will need to score four if they have any chance in qualifying for the quarter-final of the Champions League.
The German side have been in poor form recently losing six games in a row. If Mönchengladbach has any chance in progressing in the competition they will need their top goalscorer this season, Lars Stindl, to be on top form. The German forward has scored 13 goals in all competitions this season and is Mönchengladbach’s main threat for the second leg against the Premier League leaders.Embed from Getty Images
Manchester City reaches the quarter final of the Champions League it will mean they have made it to the final eight of the competition four years in a row. Mönchengladbach hasn’t reach the quarter final of the competition since the clubs golden era in the 70s. After the first leg Manchester City are firm favourites in progressing further in the competition but any thing can happen in European football and it will be an exciting game to watch.
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