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City toppled Atletico Madrid last time out in their attempts to reach a second final in as many years, although this will be a different proposition entirely.
Carlo Ancelotti’s side, as they proved against both Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain, simply know how to produce big moments on the grandest stage. They may not always convince, but Madrid boast the kind of star quality to hurt any team in the world.
Few, of course, would doubt City’s quality, although they are a touch less experienced in grinding results out in this particular competition.
Here’s everything you need to know about tonight’s game...
Date, kick-off time and venue
Manchester City vs Real Madrid is scheduled for an 8pm BST kick-off time tonight, Tuesday April 26, 2022.
The Etihad Stadium in Manchester will host the semi-final first leg.
Where to watch Manchester City vs Real Madrid
TV channel: In the UK, tonight’s match will be broadcast live on BT Sport 2 and BT Sport Ultimate. Coverage begins at 7pm.
Live stream: BT Sport subscribers will also be able to watch the game online through the BT Sport website or app.
LIVE coverage: Get minute-by-minute updates through Standard Sport’s dedicated match blog. James Robson will be in attendance.
Manchester City vs Real Madrid team news
Man City XI: Ederson, Stones, Dias, Laporte, Zinchenko, Rodri, De Bruyne, Bernardo, Mahrez, Jesus, Foden
Subs: Steffen, Carson, Ake, Sterling, Gundogan, Grealish, Fernandinho, Egan-Riley, Mbete, Palmer, McAtee, Lavia
Real Madrid XI: Courtois, Carvajal, Militao, Alaba, Mendy, Valverde, Kroos, Modric, Rodrygo, Benzema, Vinicius.
Subs: Lunin, Fuidias, Vallejo, Nacho, Asensio, Marcelo, Casemiro, Vazquez, Bale, Ceballos, Isco, Camavinga
Manchester City vs Real Madrid prediction
Madrid certainly have quite the knack of pulling results out of the bag, even when hugely outplayed. We expect that trend to continue at the Etihad tonight.
Man City 1-2 Real Madrid.
Head to head (h2h) history and results
Manchester City wins: 2
Real Madrid wins: 2