Suara.com – Club Brugge will host Manchester City on matchday 3 of Group A Champions League 2021/22, Tuesday (19/10/2021) night. Here are some interesting facts ahead of the Club Brugge vs Manchester City match at Jan Breydel Stadium.
Club Brugge have collected four points. The Belgian champions are one point clear of Manchester City. This match in the city of Brugge will be the first meeting between the two teams.
Man City tried to get up after being defeated by PSG 0-2 in the last match. Meanwhile on matchday 2, Club Brugge won 2-1 at RB Leipzig headquarters.
Here are some interesting facts ahead of Club Brugge vs Manchester City compiled from Opta:
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- This is the first meeting between Club Brugge and Manchester City in European competition, where The Citizens are the 11th English team Brugge has faced in European competition.
- Across all European competitions, Club Brugge are winless in 12 games against English opponents (D 3, lost 9) since beating Chelsea 1-0 in the Cup Winners’ Cup in February 1995.
- Manchester City have won five of their six European matches against Belgian sides, losing another 2-0 against Standard Liège in November 1978 in the UEFA Cup. Their last match against a team from Belgium was in October 2003 against KSC Lokeren, a 1-0 away win in the UEFA Cup with a goal from Nicolas Anelka.
- Club Brugge are unbeaten in their last four group stage matches in the UEFA Champions League (W2 D2), collecting eight points in the process – this is their best points tally for four games in the competition in their history. Only once have they gone five games in a row without defeat in the UEFA Champions League, during the six matches that ended in October 2019 (W 1 D 5).
- Manchester City were beaten by Paris Saint-Germain in their previous UEFA Champions League clash, losing 2-0 at the Parc des Princes. As manager, Pep Guardiola has lost only one consecutive away game in his previous competition, with both of those games coming in the 2014-15 season in charge of Bayern Munich (1-3 v FC Porto and 0-3 v Barcelona).
- Club Brugge are one of only three teams to have the same starting XI in two UEFA Champions League matches this season (alongside Sheriff Tiraspol and Ajax), while the Belgian side have also made fewer substitutions than any other side so far (5).