A attract Germany left the last-16 tie finely poised forward of the Etihad Stadium assembly.
Pep Guardiola has a fully-fit squad accessible for the second leg after Phil Foden bounced again from a foot damage to begin within the win over Crystal Palace on the weekend.
Metropolis named De Bruyne and Kyle Walker on the bench at Selhurst Park in what was most definitely a relaxation for the first-choice gamers.
That noticed John Stones return to the beginning XI for the primary time after over a month out resulting from a hamstring damage.
The tough choice for Guardiola is who to drop to convey De Bruyne again into the line-up, with Foden displaying essentially the most indicators of kind in current weeks and Grealish additionally impressing.
Bernardo Silva is commonly one of many first names on the Metropolis teamsheet, therefore his current transfer to an unorthodox left-back position as Ilkay Gundogan and Rodri had been stored within the crew.
On Monday, De Bruyne appeared alongside Guardiola on the pre-match press convention in a nod in the direction of him beginning the sport. However the Metropolis supervisor didn’t go into any element on his choice towards Leipzig.
Predicted Manchester Metropolis XI: Ederson; Walker, Akanji, Dias, Ake; De Bruyne, Rodri, Silva; Foden, Haaland, Grealish.