Leeds United's Marcelo Bielsa not expecting Manchester City to be distracted by their date with Borussia Dortmund

Marcelo Bielsa does not think Leeds United have much of an advantage playing Manchester City in the middle of a Champions League tie against Borussia Dortmund.

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Phil Foden's late goal gave Pep Guardiola's side a slender 2-1 advantage ahead of Wednesday's away leg, and with their Premier League title hopes looking pretty secure, it is possible City could rest players for their Saturday lunchtime visit of Leeds, or that some of those who play might have half a mind on Germany.

Bielsa, though, thinks City are well set up for the challenge of switching between different opponents and challenges.

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“Teams like Manchester City are prepared to play three times a week and to play in different competitions,” he pointed out.

“To play in a team like this it's not just enough to be good, you have to be able to maintain that competitive spirit every three days.”

The sides played out a thrilling 1-1 draw in October and although City have stepped up considerably since then, it will be a good opportunity to measure Leeds's progress too now they are more used to top-flight football.

“The team will be subject to a big, big test against the leaders Manchester City and we will see how the team has evolved,” said Bielsa. “I prefer not to anticipate that.”

The Whites will be without in-form winger Jack Harrison, who is on loan from City, but have no fresh injury concerns to worry about.

“We would have hoped to be able to count on him especially as his last performances have been good but we knew about the rule that impeded him from playing,” said Bielsa.“Like in all the positions we have more than one option and we are happy to be able to have no injuries at this moment given that three-quarters of the season have passed. To be able to pick a full squad is really good.”

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