Real Madrid vs Man City

Real Madrid and Manchester City kick off the primary of this season’s Champions League semi-finals on Tuesday, having beforehand met at this actual stage of the competitors final 12 months.

City prevailed 4-3 on the Etihad Stadium within the first leg and had been moments away from reaching the ultimate after Riyad Mahrez prolonged their combination lead on the Bernabeu.

But Real rallied on the dying, forcing extra-time with two extremely late targets and received within the further half hour to interrupt City hearts. Los Blancos later lifted their 14th European title.

Their journey to the final 4 this 12 months has already significantly mirrored final season, having knocked out Chelsea within the quarter-finals every time previous to assembly City.


TV channel/dwell stream

United Kingdom

BT Sport 1/Ultimate

United States

CBS, Paramount+



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Eder Militao

Militao is suspended / Fran Santiago/GettyImages

Eder Militao is suspended after choosing up a yellow card in every leg of the quarter-final in opposition to Chelsea, whereas Ferland Mendy stays sidelined via damage.

Real Madrid predicted lineup (4-3-3): Courtois; Carvajal, Rudiger, Alaba, Camavinga; Valverde, Kroos, Modric; Rodrygo, Benzema, Vinicius Junior

Nathan Ake

Ake has a hamstring drawback / Richard Sellers/Allstar/GettyImages

Nathan Ake is out with a hamstring damage, which is a blow to City as he has had an ideal season. But teen Cole Palmer is the one different participant out of the image.

Man City predicted lineup (3-2-4-1): Ederson; Walker, Dias, Akanji; Stones, Rodri; Silva, De Bruyne, Gundogan, Grealish; Haaland

There is not any doubting that Manchester City come into this recreation in far superior kind, profitable 15 of their final 16 video games in all competitions. Real, regardless of lifting the Copa del Rey trophy of their most up-to-date outing, have struggled for consistency in current months and have not put collectively greater than three successive wins throughout all competitions since February.

That being mentioned, Real have confirmed again and again they’ll swap it on in Europe, as seen all through final season and in opposition to Liverpool and Chelsea in earlier rounds in 2022/23.

City are additionally vastly superior at house within the Champions League and did not win the away leg in both of their earlier knockout ties in opposition to RB Leipzig or Bayern Munich.

Prediction: Real Madrid 2-2 Man City


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