UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

Real Madrid vs Manchester City: Match Preview, Kick off, Team News and more

Real Madrid take on Manchester City in the second leg of the Champion League semi final. Manchester City had earlier won the first leg 4-3 with De Bruyne, Jesus, Foden and Silva scoring. Karim Benzema found the back of the net twice for Madrid and Vini Jr scored a goal as well.

Real Madrid will be hoping to make it into the Champions League final after a year hiatus. However, Manchester City seems to be the favorite to go into the final. Yet, No one can truly write off Real Madrid especially in this tournament. The 13 time UCL champions will be looking to add one more to their tally. But first they have to defeat this City side. All eyes will be on Karim Benzema as the Frenchman has been the best player in the world this season. Moreover, Benzema had scored twice last time they met and will be expected to net once more. If the Real Madrid defense can hold out on Manchester City attacks, Real Madrid will easily win the game.

Manchester City are hoping to win their maiden UCL this season. City are the favorites and rightfully so. They were the better team last time out however their defense was shaky. The Manchester City defense needs to up their game against Real Madrid who possess Karim Benzema who is in the form of his life. Kevin De Bruyne will be the center piece for City in the tie and all will depend on the great man to get his side through.

Date, Kick off time and Venue

The match takes place on Thursday, 5th May at 12:30AM IST in Santiago Bernabeu.

Real Madrid vs Manchester City Team News

Eden Hazard is out of the fixture due to injury. Whereas Luka Jovic, Gareth Bale and David Alaba’s availability is unknown at the moment.

City will miss the services of John Stones and Kyle Walker.

Match Prediction

Even though both teams are evenly matched, It all goes to the team whose defense can hold up. With the inclusion of Casemiro into the side, Real Madrid will be expected to come out on top. Moreover, Guardiola has a history of overthinking in important games. Real Madrid to win 2-1 on away goals.

Head to Head

Real Madrid : 2

Drawn : 2

Manchester City : 3

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