City's Premier League fixture against Tottenham Hotspur was due to take place on Saturday, but along with all other fixtures across the country was postponed following the death of Queen Elizabeth II last week. UEFA and City have confirmed that Wednesday's match will go ahead, with City looking to follow up their 4-0 win against Sevilla last week. Dortmund also won their first match, 3-0 at home against FC Copenhagen.
City have not not enjoyed the best injury luck in the opening weeks of the season, particularly in defence. While Pep Guardiola will provide another update on Tuesday, here is what we know so far about those who have been on the sidelines in recent weeks.
John Stones and Kyle Walker
John Stones missed City's trip to Seville with a knock, while Kyle Walker had to be replaced towards the end of the 1-1 draw with Aston Villa a few days earlier with a knock of his own.
Unless much has changed in the past week, their chances of featuring on Wednesday look slim. Ahead of the Sevilla game last week, Guardiola said of the duo: “[They are] injured. John is not much. Kyle is not much too, but I dont know if he will be ready for Saturday, or Dortmund or Wolves before the international break.”
Aymeric Laporte remains sidelined as he continues his recovery from knee surgery. Last week Guardiola played down hopes that the defender could return earlier than expected, suggesting it may be early October before we see the Spain international back in a City shirt.
Nathan Ake suffered a groin issue in the 3-3 draw at Newcastle last month, but he returned to action as a substitute in the draw with Villa. He now faces greater competition for a starting berth following the signing of Manuel Akanji, who impressed against Sevilla.
Jack Grealish missed three games after picking up a knock against Bournemouth last month, but he was an unused substitute against Villa last weekend. The attacker returned to the starting line-up in Seville and impressed, so he could well start from the off against Dortmund.