Real Madrid will host Manchester City at the Santiago Bernabeu in the first-leg of the Champions League semis. The Blues have been unbeaten for 20 matches in a row and are heavy favorites to win this competition. Los Blancos, on the other side, have had a dull campaign. They lost three of their four last matches.
Manchester City seems to have done the impossible by topping the Premier League charts, after Arsenal dominated in the league during the first half of this campaign. Injuries and inconsistent performances have seen them fall to second as the season nears its end. Blues is a point ahead of second place with a game left to play.
Real Madrid has dropped to third in La Liga due to their recent results, Atletico Madrid’s outstanding form and Barcelona’s dominance at the beginning of the season. They have however won the Copa del Rey and are looking to add another double with the UCL being the only possible option.
Real Madrid and Manchester City are in the Champions League
Both clubs have won three times and drawn two . Real Madrid has won the competition 14 times in a row, the most of any team. Their recent performances could cause a shock in the next match. The Blues will take advantage of their brilliant attack.
Manchester City hopes to win this competition. The addition of Erling Haaland to the squad, who broke the top scoring charts of the English division as well as being the current top scorer in the UCL makes them heavy favorites.
The City coach will be encouraged to use similar starting lineups due to their recent dominance of the Premier League. Erling haaland and Kevin de Bruyne are undoubtedly the first names to appear on the team sheet, as they are both the Premier League’s top scorers and assist providers. Real Madrid are likely to start with their strongest lineups, despite recent results.
Real Madrid predicted XI: Thibaut Courtois, Dani Carvajal, Antonio Rudiger, David Alaba, Eduardo Camavinga, Toni Kroos, Federico Valverde, Luka Modric, Rodrygo, Vinicius Jr, Karim Benzema.
Manchester City predicted XI: Ederson, Kyle Walker, Ruben Diaz, Manuel Akanji, Ilkay Gundogan, John Stones, Rodri, Bernardo Silva, Kevin De Bruyne, Jack Grealish, Erling Haaland.
What and where to watch?
The match will be played at 10.00 PM GMT, 5:00 AM EST and 11.00 am PST. The following are the locations where you can watch the match
UK BT Sport 1 & BT Sport Ultimate. The live stream is also available in the BT Sport App.
India: Sony Liv