Place: USA. Chicago Illinois. Soldier Field Stadium.
Date: on the 21st of July, 2018 (Saturday)
Match start: 02:00 (GMT+1)
Tournament: International Champions Cup.
Manchester City (the head coach Josep Guardiola)
Three months ago, on the 15th of April, under the leadership of the main innovator of modern football Josep Guardiola the hosts of Etihad Stadium after a four-year break have returned themselves their champion title. The final advantage of City over the main challenger Manchester United is 19 points:
Manchester City – 100, MU – 81, Tottenham – 77, Liverpool – 75, Chelsea – 70…
The best players of City in the championship of England became the center forward Sergio Agüero (mean mark – 7.81) and two playmakers – Kevin de Bruyne (7.80) and David Silva (7.58).
What will the team of Josep Guardiola be in a new season? As of this writing, the superstar list of City was filled up by the right winger of Leicester Riyad Mahrez. The sum of the transfer was €67.8 million. And now the center forward from PSG, the new world champion as a player of French national team Kylian Mbappe became the main transfer goal of Manchester City. We will remind you that Real Madrid was earlier main challenger for the 19-year-old goal-scorer.
Borussia Dortmund (the head coach Lucien Favre)
During the last season one of the most popular clubs of Germany has survived three switching jobs. We will remind you that last summer future head coach of PSG Thomas Tuchel has voluntarily left his post on Westfalenstadion. He was succeeded by the Dutch expert Peter Bosch who has managed to stay only the first half of the season and has been dismissed because of unsatisfactory results.
Since the 3rd of December the former coach of Cologne Peter Stöger who has managed to return the team to the quartet of representatives of Bundesliga in the following club championship of Europe became the new head coach of the Black and Yellows. But, at once after finishing of the championship Peter Stöger has also been dismissed and now the famous Swiss coach Lucien Favre will head Borussia. The best team players last season are Marco Reus (7.38), Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (7.25) and Łukasz Piszczek (7.19).
Bookmaker coefficients on the match Manchester City vs. Borussia D
Unlike the German grandee that has finished the movement on a tournament grid of the previous Champions League tournament at a group stage, the team of Josep Guardiola has reached a quarterfinal round. Of course, now the new champion of England became the favorite of the forthcoming match: Manchester City – 2.6, Borussia D – 2.44.
The match of the Citizens and the fourth team of Bundesliga is opening a long series of exhibition matches under the habitual name “International Champions cup”. Traditionally, the biggest part of these matches will take place in the USA where the crowded arenas of Chicago, Washington, New York and other megalopolises will face, first of all, a bright, substantial show and productive football.