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Real Madrid vs Manchester City. Carlo Ancelotti vs Pep Guardiola.

The Battle of the Giants.

It’s Real Madrid vs Manchester City for the second leg of the UEFA Champions League semi-final at an aggregate score of 3-4 to City. The game will be played at the Estadio Santiago Bernebeu at 12:30am IST and Indian viewers can watch this game on Sony Ten 2. Real Madrid are going into this game as a 35 time La Liga Champion when they won it at the weekend against Espanyol so their confidence is surely boosted by it. Whereas City are going into this game after they caused an onslaught against a very good Leeds side when they defeated them 4-0 at the weekend.

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This fixture is all about Carlo Ancelotti vs Pep Guardiola. Real Madrid can certainly dominate Manchester City and they can create chances but they know they are vulnerable at the back against an insane City attack. City are also boosted in their defence by the return of Joao Cancelo. But for Ancelotti he is getting his star defensive midfielder Casemiro back for this game but they will be missing Alaba. Ancelotti’s team will definitely try to capitalize the counter attack against City with Benzema at the forefront of it. Whereas Guardiola will be looking at his big game player Kevin De Bruyne who can surely take the game away from Real Madrid by producing his magic moments like he did in the first leg.

It’s been 11 years since Real Madrid lost a home tie at a Champions League semi final. But Manchester City also hasn’t lost away in any tournament since December when it was against RB Leipzig. Manchester City are definitely the favourites coming into this game cause the way they dominated Real Madrid at the Etihad is absolutely commendable regardless of the scorline. And Real Madrid would also know what they are up against but City would have to be careful from arguably the player of the season so far Karim Benzema. He is a man who can dictate the game and win it for Madrid single handedly. And of course City on paper are absolutely terrifying but Real Madrid are the king of this tournament as they have won it 13 times and no one can ever write them off. So it’s all to play out for between these 2 teams as a Champions League final spot is at stake and no one can really predict what’s going to happen. It will be a very interesting match and it’s likely to go to penalties.

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