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Manchester City vs Real Madrid Preview

Manchester City make the trip to the Bernabeu as the UCL returns, who will come out on top?

The much-awaited return of the UEFA Champions League is here with the semi-finals finally upon us. Every football fan is in for a treat with a Milan derby and a massive match between Manchester City and Real Madrid to look forward to. The UCL nights kick off with Manchester City making the trip to the Bernabeu for the first leg of their match against Carlo Ancelotti’s Real Madrid. We take a look at how the two teams fare against each other and their respective team news.


Although Real Madrid have been quite inconsistent in the La Liga this season, they still manage to hold onto the 2nd place as the season comes to a close. Los Blancos come off a solid win against Osasuna to clinch the Copa Del Rey trophy over the weekend.

Manchester City on the other hand, come to the tie with their hopes for a treble well and truly alive. The Cityzens have been in exceptional form and sit on top of the PL with a game in hand.

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Key Numbers

  • Both Man City and Real Madrid have managed 4 wins over each other in the 10 games they’ve competed in. The teams have been quite evenly matched throughout the years.
  • Man City have notched up 3 wins in the last 4 games against Real Madrid but ended up losing 3-1 in the decisive game against Real last year in the UCL.
  • Man City have the oppportunity to become the first English team with multiple wins at the Bernabeu if they come out victorious tonight.
  • Pep Guardiola doesn’t have quite the impressive record against Madrid, with 3 losses in his last 6 games against them.
  • Thibaut Courtouis is bound to be the key player for Madrid, already showing how solid he is at the back with no goals conceded in the UCL for 346 minutes straight.


With Madrid struggling with inconsistency and lacking a direct approach for their fixture against City, the onus will fall on their defence to get them out of this one. Man City on the other hand have deployed an approach with lets them attack in a consistent 4-2-4 approach, with 4 center backs providing defensive stability. On paper, Man City outmatch Madrid both tactically and quality-wise.

Final Prediction– Real Madrid 1-3 Manchester City

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