David Silva shone in Man City’s top-5 results vs German sides before BVB

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Manchester City face Borussia Dortmund in Group G of the Champions League this weekend, so how do the Citizens fare against the German sides in European competition?

The natives of Etihad Stadium have faced more German teams in Europe than any other country with 29 matches and counting. City have also won in 18 meetings, with David Silva’s display returning victory against Bayern Munich in 2011.

Wednesday will be the fifth time Manchester City have met Borussia Dortmund in European competition. They first met in the 2012/13 group stage with a 1-1 draw in Manchester, before BVB beat them 1-0 at the Westfalenstadion.

Manchester City are hoping to follow up their 2021 results when Borussia Dortmund come to England after doing a double for this weekend’s opponents. The win keeps Pep Guardiola’s side top of Group G, with goal difference the only difference after a one-way tie.

The 2021 match between Manchester City and Borussia Dortmund is among the best results of the Citizens against German sides in Europe so far. So, with that in mind, what were the other four ties before Guardiola took double 2-1 results in April last year?

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Manchester City beat German side Schalke in the 1969/70 Cup Winners Cup semi-final

Manchester City claimed one of the best results against German sides in European competition in their first match against a national team in 1969/70. The Citizens beat Schalke 5-2 on aggregate in the Cup Winners’ Cup final.

Schalke took an early advantage in the tie with a 1-0 first leg win at the Gluckauf-Kampfbahn thanks to Reinhard Libuda. But Manchester City hit back at Maine Road, claiming a 5-1 victory to book a date with Gornik Zabrze in the final.

Mike Doyle and a brace from Neil Young put the Citizens 3-0 up before the first half hour of the second leg, Francis Lee and Colin Bell added to the side before Libuda responded . Manchester City beat Gornik Zabrze 2-1 to win the Cup Winners’ Cup.

Manchester City marked Champions League return with victory over Bayern Munich on 11/12

Manchester City returned to UEFA’s first club competition in the 2011/12 Champions League. They have not played in the competition since the European Cup in 1968/69. And at the end of their road in the group stage, they beat Bayern Munich.

The Citizens hosted Der FCB in the final match of Group A and heroics from Silva and Yaya Toure secured a 2-0 victory. Silva was the star of the show as the Spaniard slotted the ball home with a lightning strike into the bottom right corner of Hans-Jorg Butt’s goal.

Although the result was not enough to prevent Manchester City from falling to the Europa League round of 32, it showed that they can compete in Europe’s biggest competition by beating the Champions League final. Champions League and also let them lose the first time.

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Manchester City defeated Bayern Munich in Germany to win the European Cup holders

Manchester City also met Bayern Munich in the group stage of the Champions League in 2013/14 and secured another good result against the German side. But this time, it happened in Bavaria when Manuel Pellegrini managed a 3-2 victory in a trip to the Allianz Arena.

Der FCB visited the City ahead of Group D as champions of the Champions League, Bundesliga and DFB-Pokal. The two-day match returned a 3-1 win for German Labour, which ultimately decided who came out on top as they finished level on 15 points.

Pellegrini took his team to Germany for the final match of the group stage, which saw Thomas Muller and Mario Gotze give Bayern Munich two goals in 12 minutes. But Manchester City were not to be. beat Silva, Aleksandar Kolarov and James Milner fired.

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Manchester City took on German side Schalke in the 18/19 Champions League last 16

Manchester City beat Schalke in the round of 16 of the 2018/19 Champions League to register another of their best results against German sides this season. The Citizens drew Die Konigsblauen in the first leg and won at home with a 10-2 aggregate win.

With Guardiola in charge, Manchester City topped their group above Lyon, Shakhtar Donetsk and TSG Hoffenheim. The trip to the Veltins-Arena brought back a 3-2 advantage for the first leg, before the Etihad Stadium presented a 7-0 match.

Sergio Aguero broke the deadlock from the spot, before securing his brace three minutes from time. Leroy Sane added before the break, before Raheem Sterling, Bernardo Silva, Phil Foden and Gabriel Jesus sealed the deal in the quarter-final against Tottenham Hotspur.

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Manchester City reached the 2020/21 Champions League final after beating Borussia Dortmund

Manchester City finally overcame their odds to reach the Champions League final in 2020/21. They lost 1-0 to Chelsea at the Estadio do Dragao in Porto, but enjoyed an unbeaten run in the group stage and previous knockout matches.

City had only failed to win one of their 12 games before the final, drawing 0-0 at Porto. Even two meetings with Borussia Dortmund in the quarter-finals returned two 2-1 victories, after two 2-0 victories against fellow German Borussia Monchengladbach.

Kevin De Bruyne put Manchester City on course for one of their best results against German sides this season with a 19th-minute effort in the first leg. Foden then ensured the Men’s visit to the Westfalenstadion and netted late on after Marco Reus pulled BVB level.

Jude Bellingham puts a cat in the pigeons by 15 minutes on foot back in North Rhine-Westphalia. However, the England midfielder was unable to stop Riyad Mahrez scoring from the spot, before Foden secured City’s place in the final.

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