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In the Champions League round of 16 there will be the second German-English duel on Wednesday evening, which will also be played in the Puskas Arena in Budapest. For the fifth time, Borussia Mönchengladbach and Manchester City face each other in the premier class. Against the leaders of the Premier League the foals could not win any of the previous encounters (one draw, three defeats).
Pep Guardiola reveals he will rotate his side again for Manchester City's Champions League tie with Borussia Moenchengladbach after the Premier League leaders won at Arsenal.
The City manager made five changes to his side for Sunday's 1-0 victory at the Emirates Stadium which came courtesy of Raheem Sterling's second-minute header.
Kevin de Bruyne and Ilkay Gundogan, who have both had recent injury woes, started the Arsenal match while Fernandinho, John Stones and Oleksandr Zinchenko also started meaning Kyle Walker, Phil Foden and Sergio Aguero were unused on Sunday.
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But despite the win, Guardiola claims his side suffered against Mikel Arteta's Arsenal and some players will need extra recovery ahead of Wednesday's European tie.
The Spaniard told Sky Sports: 'It was hard like we expected it would be. We suffered a lot. It's difficult to play against Arsenal and Mikel, that's why I give the players incredible credit for this victory.
'People look at our run of wins and think it's so easy. I didn't expect it. I'm more than grateful for these players for what they're doing, but winning these games 1-0 is what we need to do.
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'Fernandinho commanded absolutely everything in the middle. We need everyone. Now having a game every three days with travel, I'm going to have to rotate the team. It's impossible to sustain this rhythm.
'We now have four games in a row in the Premier League. We know what we want to do. We want to make a big step.'
Manchester City took the lead after just 79 seconds as Riyad Mahrez crossed for Sterling who peeled off Rob Holding and Hector Bellerin to head home.
The visitors dominated the opening 15 minutes of the match and while they allowed Arsenal to grow into the game, the league leaders managed to keep the Gunners at arms length to maintain their 10-point lead at the top of the Premier League.
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Gundogan, who has scored four goals in his last two league games against Tottenham and Liverpool, missed the 3-1 win at Goodison Park on Wednesday night with a slight groin injury. City boss Guardiola revealed that the German's absence from Wednesday's matchday squad was precautionary and he looks set to return at the Emirates Stadium this weekend.
Instead of pushing for another goal towards the end, City opted to sit deep and let Arsenal come forwards - a tactic which Guardiola praised due to Arsenal's strength under former City assistant Arteta.
Guardiola added: 'The last 10-15 minutes was brilliant. We didn't push the action, the action came through the passes and movements in the right tempo.
'At half-time we adjusted our pressing and won a lot of balls. In the first half we could not. The second half was better. We didn't create chances but enough to win the game.
'Mikel knows everything. He's so good. It's not because he's my friend. He's so clever. I learn a lot watching his teams. Today I learned something that I can use in the future. He knows everything about football.'
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