Man City XI vs Real Madrid: Starting lineup, confirmed team news and injury latest

Man City XI vs Real Madrid: Starting lineup, confirmed team news and injury latest

Kyle Walker returns for Manchester City against Real Madrid in the Champions League tonight.

Pep Guardiola’s side are favourites to reach another semi-final, boasting home advantage in the second leg after a thrilling 3-3 draw in the Spanish capital.

City moved top of the Premier League with a 5-1 victory over Luton on Saturday and were able to rest key midfielder Rodri for that game.


Kevin De Bruyne also returned for the win over the Hatters, having spent the first leg against Madrid on the bench due to illness. Guardiola welcomed back Ederson on Saturday, while Walker returned to the bench along with Nathan Ake.

Erling Haaland in training (Getty Images)
Erling Haaland in training (Getty Images)

The City boss confirmed that Ake trained on Monday and “feels good”, while there was a similarly positive update on Walker, who has been out with a hamstring issue since the international break.

“He has had one or two training sessions,” Guardiola said on Tuesday. “He feels good with his mood. I don't know if from the beginning, or from the bench, but I think he will be with us tomorrow. It is incredible good news for many reasons. Today at 4pm we have the last training session and we will decide.

Bernardo Silva was also afforded a rest this weekend and duly comes back into the starting lineup.

Phil Foden limped off towards the closing stages of the draw in Madrid but was on the bench against Luton and starts here..

John Stones was not in the squad for the Luton game but Guardiola confirmed that his omission was merely a precautionary measure and he is on the bench.

Man City starting XI vs Real Madrid: Ederson, Walker, Akanji, Dias, Gvardiol, Rodrigo, De Bruyne, Bernardo, Foden, Grealish, Haaland

Subs: Ortega Moreno, Carson, Stones, Ake, Kovacic, Doku, Alvarez, Gomez, Nunes, Bobb, Lewis

Time and date: 8pm BST on Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Venue: Etihad Stadium

TV channel and live stream: TNT Sports