Controlling the first leg, Manchester City will look to secure their place in the Champions League quarter-finals in their last 16 playoffs against RB Leipzig at home.
Since their draw in Germany three weeks ago, the Sky Blues are in second place, two points behind Arsenal, who currently hold the coveted top spot in the English Premier League.
While The Citizens are win favorites at Etihad Stadium, a defeat for boss Pep Guardiola’s men could seal their departure from the competition.
The teams that drew in the same group last season are facing each other for the fourth time in 18 months in the Champions League.
City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne warns that this victory will not be easy: “I think we’ve played with them (RB Leipzig) three times in the last two years. And I think we already know what a team they are. It’s a high-quality, intense team with high energy.
“And you know, they have the Red Bull DNA of playing a lot of players out there,” he continued.
In the other Champions League match of the day, FC Porto will face Inter Milan, which they lost 1-0 in the first match.
The Portuguese club have lost just three home matches this season, but they lack playmaker Otávio, who has been suspended for a red card in Italy.
Defender João Mário, who injured his knee, also left the game with a knee injury.
After the loss at Milan, Porto suffered another loss in the Portuguese league, but then got two wins in a row. Simone Inzaghi’s men lost two of their three games after beating Porto, where they beat Spezia 2-1 in the Italian league on Friday.
Having won the Champions League in 2004, Porto are trying to reach the last eight for the first time since 2021.
The last time Inter reached the quarter-finals was in 2011.