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Real Madrid vs Manchester City LIVE!

After an absolute thriller at the Etihad last week, Real Madrid and Manchester City do it all again tonight at the Bernabeu in the Champions League.

It’s goalless at the break in Spain, after a tight 45 minutes. Bernardo Silva went closest to opening the scoring as he was denied by Thibaut Courtois.

It’s the second leg of the semi-final tie, with the sides playing for the right to face Liverpool in Paris at the end of the month.

City were on top for large periods of the first leg, taking a two-goal lead on three occasions, but Real did enough to stay in it and Karim Benzema’s panenka saw the match finish 4-3 to Pep Guardiola’s side.

It’s a match-up between the two sides with completely contrasting European history - Real Madrid are the most successful club in the competition’s history, while City are still searching for their first Champions League success.

With James Robson in Madrid and kick-off at 8pm BST, follow all the action with Standard Sport’s LIVE blog below...

Real Madrid vs Man City latest news

  • GOAL! Benzema rolls home penalty in extra-time

  • GOAL! Rodrygo levels tie in astonishing fashion

  • GOAL! Rodrygo gives Real hope late on

  • GOAL! Mahrez rifles City in front on the night

Back underway!

22:19 , Matt Verri

Here we go again!

HT: Real Madrid 3-1 Man City (agg 6-5)

22:16 , Matt Verri

WHAT A MISS! HOW ARE CITY NOT LEVEL!

Foden with a great header, Courtois tips it away and Fernandinho on the stretch somehow can’t divert it into the empty net from a matter of yards.

And that’s half-time of extra-time. Man City have 15 minutes to find a goal to send this to penalties.

22:15 , Matt Verri

105+1 mins: Two minuted added on.

Fernandinho clips a ball over the top, Sterling puts it back into the box. Foden took it away from Gundogan, who was well placed. Real smash it away.

22:13 , Matt Verri

104 mins: It’s Benzema of all people who is being replaced by Ceballos.

Very brave. If this goes to penalties, Ancelotti may well live to regret that decision.

22:11 , Matt Verri

102 mins: Ceballos coming on for Real, who are just looking to run down the clock.

Sterling harshly booked for flying into a challenge - looked like he got the ball there.

James Robson at the Bernabeu

22:08 , Matt Verri

You have to give it to the crowd in here. They have been magnificent throughout and never gave up. They celebrated six minutes of added time like it was a goal. There was no way they were going to give up on this tie.

22:07 , Matt Verri

99 mins: Fernandinho with a chance in the box, blasts it over the bar.

Sterling on for Rodri - City have to throw everything they can at Real now. Wouldn’t back against there being more goals in this...

22:05 , Matt Verri

97 mins: Bernardo wins a corner for City, who look dazed understandably.

Deep into the box, Asensio smashes it away. City suddenly have it all to do.

GOAL! Real Madrid 3-1 Man City (agg 6-5) | Karim Benzema 95’

22:03 , Matt Verri

BENZEMA SLOTS IT PAST EDERSON!

No panenka, but it’s just as cool. Side foots it into the bottom corner as Ederson dives the other way.

Real lead on aggregate!

PENALTY REAL MADRID!

22:02 , Matt Verri

WHAT IS GOING ON?!

Rodrygo bursts away out wide, plays it low into the box. Benzema flicks it away from Dias and goes down... PENALTY.

Referee didn’t hesitate.

22:01 , Matt Verri

90+2 mins: Dear me, City are just being torn apart.

Vinicius charges away down the left wing, cuts it back to Benzema who has held his run at the edge of the box. Straight at Ederson, who gathers at the second attempt.

Back underway!

21:59 , Matt Verri

We’re up and running in extra-time.

Who knows what we’ll get in the next 30 minutes!

HOW?!

21:58 , Matt Verri

FT: Real Madrid 2-1 Man City (agg 5-5)

21:55 , Matt Verri

We’re going to extra-time... you heard!

Rodrygo with two goals in less than two minutes in the closing minutes to level it up in astonishing circumstances.

How does Guardiola pick his side up now?

21:54 , Matt Verri

90+6 mins: We are now at peak chaos. Both sets of players just throwing themselves at everything.

Valverde flies into Fernandinho and that will be a yellow card for the Real man. Gives everyone a chance for a breather.

21:52 , Matt Verri

90+4 mins: FODEN! Nearly wins it for City.

They win a free-kick right on the edge of the box, Fernandinho takes it quickly. Foden fires just over the bar.

James Robson at the Bernabeu

21:52 , Matt Verri

This is incredible. Real just never fail to amaze. Where on earth has this come from?

21:51 , Matt Verri

90+3 mins: NEARLY IN AGAIN!

This is MADNESS. Rodrygo is in again, Ederson has to make a superb save to deny him.

City have completely fallen apart.

GOAL! Real Madrid 2-1 Man City | Rodrygo 90+2

21:50 , Matt Verri

THEY’VE DONE IT AGAIN! ABSOLUTELY ASTONISHING!

Carvajal with a hopeful cross into the box, Rodrygo gets up brilliantly and powers a header past Ederson who just watches it into the net.

WE’RE LEVEL!

GOAL! Real Madrid 1-1 Man City | Rodrygo 90'

21:48 , Matt Verri

SURELY NOT!

Cross sent into the box, Benzema sends it back across the box and Rodrygo is there to flick it beyond Ederson.

Six minutes added on...

21:45 , Matt Verri

86 mins: Powerful strike from Cancelo, catches it really sweetly.

Courtois across and beats it away. Belgian has had a lot to do tonight.... Ederson meanwhile has barely had a touch.

City flying forward with Grealish into the box, past Courtois... OFF THE LINE! Grealish so close to sealing it in style.

21:43 , Matt Verri

84 mins: Grealish cleaned out by Militao as he knocks it past him... that will be a yellow card, even by tonight’s standards.

Mahrez strolls off, with the help of a couple of Real Madrid shoves. Fernandinho on for the final few minutes.

21:40 , Matt Verri

82 mins: Real produced a miraculous comeback against PSG, but this looks to be beyond them. City in control.

This is better from the home side though, clipped over the top for Benzema. He brings it down, rifles it at goal... Ederson saves.

Offside flag up anyway, wouldn’t have counted.

21:37 , Matt Verri

79 mins: Not a bad sub to have for City...

Jesus off, Grealish on. He wasn’t a popular man with Atletico when City faced them earlier in the competition - time to see if Grealish has any more friends in this side of Madrid.

James Robson at the Bernabeu

21:34 , Matt Verri

That was a quite brilliant goal and has surely settled this tie.

Real's one hope is that the departure of Walker could provide openings for Vinicius - but it is a long way back from here.

21:34 , Matt Verri

75 mins: Camavinga on to replace Modric for Real.

They’ve got to find two goals in what’s left of the match... haven’t had a shot on target so far tonight.

GOAL! Real Madrid 0-1 Man City | Riyad Mahrez 73'

21:32 , Matt Verri

HUGE, HUGE GOAL!

Gundogan and Zinchenko immediately involved in the build-up and it comes to Bernardo who has so much space.

Lays it wide to Mahrez, who steps onto it and rifles it first-time past Courtois at the near post. Brilliant finish.

21:31 , Matt Verri

73 mins: Gundogan on to replace De Bruyne - Guardiola looking to bring a more solidity to the City side. Zinchenko is now on in place of Walker.

Probably about 20 minutes to go, including stoppage time.

21:29 , Matt Verri

71 mins: Long ball over the top from Real, Vinicius and Walker collide and the City man looks in real pain.

Landed awkwardly on his ankle... that will surely be his night over. Said that before though and he made a swift recovery.

21:27 , Matt Verri

69 mins: Positive change from Ancelotti - Real Madrid need a goal.

Kroos off, Rodrygo on to replace him. They’re going to have to throw everything at it soon.

21:25 , Matt Verri

67 mins: Casemiro kicks out at Bernardo once, twice, three times... pull of the shirt for good measure. Takes his tally of fouls almost into triple figures.

Free-kick City - that’s all though. Casemiro could write a book on this, it’s incredible.

21:23 , Matt Verri

65 mins: A yellow card!

The referee has indeed brought them. Carvajal sweeps De Bruyne’s legs away and he is into the book.

Floodgates could well open now as this gets increasingly scrappy...

21:22 , Matt Verri

64 mins: Hold up, he’s back on!

Zinchenko was up and ready to come on, but Walker isn’t ready to admit defeat yet.

Will this be a tactic to waste a bit of time, and he’ll go down again in a couple of minutes? We’ll soon see.

21:20 , Matt Verri

62 mins: Walker has gone down off the ball - looks like his night will be over.

He’s been brilliant tonight for City, particularly when you consider that he’s clearly not fully fit.

21:19 , Matt Verri

61 mins: That was another chance for City to break - pass had to be better though.

Jesus overhits it, with Foden ready to be set away. Nacho can get across to mop up the danger for the home side.

21:17 , Matt Verri

59 mins: This game, and tie, is right in the balance. Not the chaotic freedom of last week’s clash, but plenty of intrigue.

Real fans getting really edge as their side play out from the back under pressure. Not sure that’s helping the players...

21:14 , Matt Verri

56 mins: Great defending from Militao.

De Bruyne fizzes a pass through to Foden, he has only the Real centre-back to beat. Can’t do so.

Foden now down, City demanding a free-kick. Once again play is waved on.

James Robson at the Bernabeu

21:12 , Matt Verri

It has been a fast-paced start to this half. Real are enjoying their best period and should be ahead, but for Vinicius' horrible miss from close range.

They are snapping into tackles to stop City from getting out of their half. It is a proper contest right now.

21:11 , Matt Verri

53 mins: Chaos in the City box!

Vinicius is away from Walker this time, cuts it back to Modric. Poor touch from the midfielder, eventually goes for goal and it’s blocked.

Ederson tries to gather but under pressure can’t do so... City struggling to get out all of a sudden.

21:09 , Matt Verri

51 mins: Bernardo drags Modric back, another of your ‘standard yellow card’ fouls. The referee decides he doesn’t want to bring out the card though, just a free-kick.

He’s been in a very generous mood tonight!

21:07 , Matt Verri

49 mins: Walker doesn’t look to be moving particularly comfortably. One to keep an eye on.

City back to dominating possession and slowing the ball down - no need for them to push and leave themselves open.

21:04 , Matt Verri

46 mins: HUGE CHANCE!

Real should score seconds into the half. Carvajal plays a low ball into the box, Vinicius is completely free at the back post but he shanks the effort wide.

Offside flag went up - not sure who was off though.

Back underway!

21:03 , Matt Verri

Up and running again. No changes at the break.

21:02 , Matt Verri

Players in the tunnel, ready to come back onto the pitch.

Shortly underway again!

Doesn’t bode well....

21:00 , Matt Verri

Not exactly the slickest of starts from Fernandinho, as he charges straight into a sprinkler.

20:55 , Matt Verri

Fernandinho looks to be having a very purposeful warm-up at half-time.

Could he be coming on? If it is for Walker, that would be a big blow for City. The Englishman has been really impressive.

James Robson at the Bernabeu

20:50 , Matt Verri

That half lacked the sheer thrills of the first leg, but there is enough intrigue in this match.

Real had the better of the half, but City will be reasonably happy that they have managed to frustrate the home side.

Benzema has left his shooting boots at home so far. But City cannot rely on that for the rest of the match. He cannot be allowed chances in the box.

HT: Real Madrid 0-0 Man City (agg 3-4)

20:48 , Matt Verri

Feels like we might have used up all the goals last week.

City the closest to opening the scoring on the night, Courtois making a good save to deny Bernardo. Goalkeeper has also kept out Foden.

Vinicius and Benzema with a couple of promising situations for Real, but not a huge amount of threat for much of the half.

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20:46 , Matt Verri

45 mins: Casemiro throws himself to the floor as he flicks the ball away from Rodri. Referee tells him to get up. Mendy then swings a cross into the box, Laporte puts Casemiro off and it’s behind for a goal kick.

Two minutes added on.

James Robson at the Bernabeu

20:44 , Matt Verri

We are seeing the value of Walker here. He’s been outstanding - keeping pace with Vinicius every time the winger has looked set to break.

20:43 , Matt Verri

43 mins: This time Vinicius can run at Mahrez, a more appealing option. But Mahrez does really well, sticking a leg out and winning the ball back.

Real quickly back on the attack though, played through to Benzema who is clean through on goal. OVER THE BAR! Expected that to be put away.

Stand down... offside flag goes up. All for nothing.

20:41 , Matt Verri

40 mins: Good save from Courtois, one you’d expect him to make though.

Ball bounces up to Foden who chests it and then volleys it at goal from distance, Courtois down well to parry it away.

Again Real look to break through Vinicius, Walker comes flying in to put it behind for a corner.

20:40 , Matt Verri

39 mins: City look really dangerous down their left - Cancelo flying forward, and De Bruyne and Bernardo both drifting over to that wing.

Cross into the box is cleared behind for another City corner. Valverde beats Rodri in the air to head the ball away.

20:38 , Matt Verri

37 mins: Mahrez skips past Mendy and drives inside. Past a couple of challenges, looking for the room to shoot but it doesn’t appear. Reluctantly tries to slide a pass though, Real clear.

The hosts break, Vinicius makes the run straight down the middle. Walker so quick though and gets back, leaning into the Real man. Vinicius wants a free-kick, not going to get it.

“Play on...."

20:36 , Matt Verri

20:36 , Matt Verri

35 mins: Casemiro back up, no doubt ready to jump into another foul when called about. He does it well, to be fair to him.

Benzema now winded briefly - that’s one man Real really can’t afford to lose. He’ll be fine to continue.

20:33 , Matt Verri

32 mins: Casemiro’s ability to evade a yellow card borders on the miraculous.

Foden is away for City, until Casemiro just jumps on him and shoves him to the ground, pulling his shirt back for good measure.

Referee waves play on, incredibly the Brazilian avoids a yellow card. He’s injured himself in the process though.

20:31 , Matt Verri

30 mins: Valverde has space to drive into in the City half, decent chance for Real to launch an attack.

Plays an early pass looking for the run of Vinicius in behind, nowhere near enough pace on the ball though and it’s easily cut out.

20:28 , Matt Verri

27 mins: Vinicius nutmegs Rodri and then throws himself to the ground. Gets the decision. Free-kick Real in a great position, just over 20 yards out.

Kroos to take... flicks off the wall and just wide. Not far away at all, it’ll be a Real corner.

German jogs over to take this too. Floated deep to Militao, brave header from Walker to clear it away.

20:26 , Matt Verri

25 mins: Ancelotti waving his arms around on the touchline - not impressed with what he’s seeing. Real not able to string the passes together at the moment.

City get themselves into trouble playing out from the back though, Dias has to slide in and send the ball out of play.

20:24 , Matt Verri

23 mins: City really growing into this now, pushing Real right back.

Another nice move, Bernardo clips a ball into the box. Falls to De Bruyne, his heavy touch takes it into the path of Jesus. Whips the effort just wide from the edge of the area.

20:21 , Matt Verri

21 mins: BIG SAVE!

Militao with the mistake, leaves Bernardo through on goal in the box. Casemiro comes flying in, Bernardo gets the shot away though... saved by Courtois.

City unable to make anything of the resulting corner.

James Robson at the Bernabeu

20:20 , Matt Verri

Madrid might regret the amount of chances they are letting go by.

That's two for Benzema and one for Vinicius where they haven't even managed to hit the target.

20:19 , Matt Verri

19 mins: City nearly caught out by a simple free-kick.

Kroos sends it long over the top where Valverde has made the run. Bounces to Benzema, with Dias flicking it away but straight into the path of Vinicius.

His effort is well over the bar from inside the box... really good chance.

20:16 , Matt Verri

16 mins: Not a bad effort from Mahrez as he cuts inside off the right wing. Powerful strike straight at Courtois.

The Algerian misses a whole host of big chances at the Etihad.... he’ll be desperate to make amends.

Real break with Vinicius, who is quickly closed down by Walker. Vinicius tries to find Benzema, but it’s well behind the striker and Cancelo can intercept.

20:15 , Matt Verri

14 mins: Casemiro plays a poor ball forward. Wasn’t sure whether to go long to Vinicius or short to Benzema, so opted for something between the two straight to Walker.

City happy to slow things down when they get possession, in no rush at all. Bernabeu crowd greeting that with whistles.

20:13 , Matt Verri

12 mins: Benzema is getting closer!

Again it’s played wide to Carvajal, who slides it through to Valverde. He drills it low towards Benzema, with the Frenchman sending it well over the bar. Another decent opening.

20:12 , Matt Verri

11 mins: Certainly no sign of the free-flowing match we saw a week ago at the Etihad. Very scrappy start.

Imagine it will only become more and more tense as the match goes on too.

20:09 , Matt Verri

8 mins: Real will be glad to have Casemiro back in the side, with the Brazilian showing the ugly side of things he brings to the side.

Terrible challenge to hack down De Bruyne, both feet looked off the ground.

Modric and Laporte then confront each other as the side’s come together, with the City man launching himself to the ground. Think Laporte might just about recover from that slight brush. They both earn themselves a yellow card.

James Robson at the Bernabeu

20:07 , Matt Verri

Real are trying to use Vinicius a lot early on. Walker is back for City, which will make them a lot stronger down that side, but it is not putting Real off using their winger.

Benzema has already put one header wide. It wasn't a gilt-edged chance, but we have reached the point where you expect him to put everything away.

20:05 , Matt Verri

5 mins: That’s a decent chance for Benzema.

Carvajal has lots of space to clip a cross into the box, City have unwisely decided to leave the Frenchman completely free. Heads over the bar.

Offside flag then goes up, wouldn’t have counted away.

20:04 , Matt Verri

4 mins: First corner of the match and it’s City to take it. Cancelo beats his man and drills in a cross, Militao chests in behind.

Foden with the out-swinger, deep towards the back post. Laporte heads it back across the face of goal, Dias can’t quite get up to get on the end of it though.

20:02 , Matt Verri

2 mins: Vinicius goes down in the corner, wins a cheap free-kick for his side. Brazilian urges the crowd to make even more noise, he wants to pile the pressure on City.

Kroos whips it into the near post, Rodri there to clear the danger.

KICK-OFF!

20:00 , Matt Verri

We are underway at the Bernabeu!

20:00 , Matt Verri

Champions League anthem done, coin toss done, handshakes done.

Pretty much time to get this one up and running.

19:56 , Matt Verri

Here we go!

Players are in the tunnel. Incredible atmosphere in Madrid, as you’d expect.

19:52 , Matt Verri

Pep Guardiola asked about his decision to start Kyle Walker tonight.

Says he doesn’t normally like takings risks, but this is the time of the season when it sometimes has to be done.

Would suggest Walker is not 100% but his team really need him to help deal with the pace of Vinicius.

These two to decide it?

19:48 , Matt Verri

Not long now!

19:43 , Matt Verri

Man City looking to reach the Champions League final for the second year in a row, having lost to Chelsea in last year’s showpiece.

Real Madrid last appeared in the final back in 2018 - they won that against Liverpool to make it four European titles in five seasons.

Kick-off in just over 15 minutes!

Aggressive entrance!

19:38 , Matt Verri

Modric insists Real are confident

19:33 , Matt Verri

Luka Modric has full faith in Real’s ability to turn the deficit around tonight.

“Of course, we’re very confident we can fight back and advance,” said Modric. “We did not play well in the first leg and even so we scored three goals.

“The history of this club, winning this competition 13 times, will play a major part. It influences our mentality a lot because you believe you can achieve anything wearing these colours.”

As PSG and Chelsea have already found out this season, Real simply refuse to be beaten....

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Ancelotti: Real will go for it

19:26 , Matt Verri

Real Madrid need to win tonight to overturn the first-leg deficit, and boss Carlo Ancelotti has no intention of sending his side out to play timidly in front of their fans.

“If we try to defend with a low block, with 10 men in our box, City will have 99 shots on target,” Ancelotti said.

“Sometimes you need to take risks and we were very successful this season when risking because we have a lot of quality up front.

“It will be a clash of two very different teams, two teams with different qualities, collective and individual.

“But we’ll have home advantage and we’ll be aggressive as always. We have a quality up front that gives us the luxury to be daring on offence.”

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Quite the welcome...

19:19 , Matt Verri

Guardiola: Have to come through these tests

19:12 , Matt Verri

Pep Guardiola was upbeat after last week’s first leg, believing his side showed enough to suggest they can get the job done at the Bernabeu.

He said: “If we play like we did in the second half, we won’t be able to win. If we play like we did at other periods, we will.

“When I became a footballer and a manager, when you go to the Bernabeu there is no option to win. You have to come through these situations to win the Champions League.

“We were there all the time. We were there. No complaints about the result, the performance, anything. I am so proud of the way we performed in front of the world.”

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(Action Images via Reuters)

Visitors have arrived...

19:04 , Matt Verri

Ancelotti the go-to for title glory

18:58 , Matt Verri

With his shades on and smoking a huge cigar, Carlo Ancelotti revelled in his latest triumph, as Real Madrid were crowned LaLiga champions over the weekend.

A picture of him during the Spanish giants’ open-top bus parade sent social media into meltdown; it seemed to capture the very essence of Ancelotti.

The streets below him are bedlam. Around him, players Vinicius Junior, Eder Militao, David Alaba and Rodrygo excitedly squeeze in for the iconic shot — a bit like putting a comedy hat on a grandparent at Christmas. Amid it all, Ancelotti calmly puffs away.

Perhaps the Italian’s greatest strength is his apparent indifference. He never gets too high, never gets too low. Even in the most testing of situations, he appears unmoved.

Click here for James Robson’s full piece on Ancelotti

 (Vini Jr.)
(Vini Jr.)

18:50 , Matt Verri

Walker and Cancelo both start for City - defence certainly looks much stronger for it.

Grealish and Sterling have to settle for a place on the bench, with Mahrez, Jesus and Foden the three to start up front.

With De Bruyne and Bernardo in midfield too, it doesn’t look like a team that will struggle for goals.

Man City lineup

18:45 , Matt Verri

Starting XI: Ederson, Walker, Dias, Laporte, Cancelo, Rodrigo, De Bruyne, Bernardo, Mahrez, Jesus, Foden

Subs: Steffen, Carson, Ake, Sterling, Gundogan, Grealish, Zinchenko, Fernandinho, Egan-Riley, Palmer, McAtee, Lavia

Bit of Lion King to get in the mood...

18:44 , Matt Verri

18:40 , Matt Verri

Sounds like Kyle Walker will indeed return for Man City tonight.

Big boost for them - his pace will be crucial to defend against Vinicius. Should be a great battle out on that wing.

Stage is set

18:34 , Matt Verri

18:29 , Matt Verri

Man City team should be out soon - plenty of decisions for Guardiola to make.

Mahrez could have scored three in the first leg but his finishing badly let him down, while Sterling will also be pushing for a start. Foden and Jesus both in good form too...

All to be revealed soon!

First-leg recap...

18:21 , Matt Verri

A reminder of just how incredible last week’s first leg was. Seven goals, plenty of missed chances, some brilliant finishes, a panenka... it had it all.

More of the same tonight would be wonderful.

Prediction

18:14 , Matt Verri

Based on the first leg, which was more akin to a basketball match, predicting an exact scoreline between these two attacking powerhouses is a fool’s errand.

Last week’s contest was absorbing, chaotic and gloriously eventful, with seven goals scored when in reality it could and should have been well into double figures.

City will be kicking themselves that they couldn’t get the job done last week despite their hatfuls of chances, with Real always managing to somehow hang on and prevail in the end.

This truly could go either way, but we’re backing Guardiola’s men to narrowly progess in another high-octane affair and book a second consecutive final berth.

Man City to win, 3-2.

18:08 , Matt Verri

Alaba only fit enough for the bench for the hosts, so Nacho comes in as expected to partner Militao at the back.

Casemiro is back in midfield, with the other big decision that it’s Valverde starting instead of Rodrygo.

Real Madrid lineup

18:03 , Matt Verri

​Starting XI: Courtois, Carvajal, Militao, Nacho, Mendy, Casemiro, Modric, Kroos, Valverde, Benzema, Vinicius

Subs: Lunin, Fuidias, Alaba, Vallejo, Asensio, Marcelo, Jovic, Vazquez, Ceballos, Rodrygo, Mariano, Camavinga

Man City team news

17:56 , Matt Verri

Kyle Walker could now play some part tonight, having resumed training for City yeserday.

Manager Pep Guardiola said he will make a late decision on his fitness.

“Kyle trained today and he will travel,” Guardiola said on Tuesday. “[On Wednesday] we will decide - he is three weeks without training but we are happy he is back.”

Defensive colleague John Stones will be assessed after remaining sidelined for the win over Leeds, having limped off last week against Madrid - starting at right-back - in the first half.

Guardiola made five changes to his first XI at Elland Road, with Stones, Oleksandr Zinchenko, Kevin De Bruyne, Bernardo Silva and Riyad Mahrez replaced by Joao Cancelo, Nathan Ake, Ilkay Gundogan, Jack Grealish and Raheem Sterling.

Predicted Manchester City XI: Ederson; Cancelo, Dias, Laporte, Zinchenko; Rodri, Bernardo; Mahrez, De Bruyne, Foden; Jesus

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Real Madrid team news

17:48 , Matt Verri

David Alaba is once again facing a race against time to be fit after recovering from a hamstring injury to start in the first leg, only to suffer a setback and go off at half-time.

Carlo Ancelotti has suggested the centre-back won’t play, with Nacho expected to come into defence.

Casemiro is now fully fit, but Eden Hazard remains out as he recovers from an ankle operation and Gareth Bale missed the weekend’s title celebrations with back spasms.

Predicted Real Madrid XI: Courtois; Carvajal, Militao, Nacho, Mendy; Casemiro, Kroos, Modric; Vinicius Jr, Benzema, Rodrygo.

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How to watch Real Madrid vs Man City

17:38 , Matt Verri

TV channel: The semi-final second leg will be televised live on BT Sport 2 and BT Sport Ultimate, with coverage beginning at 7pm.

Live stream: Subscribers will also be able to watch the game online via the BT Sport website or app.

Live blog: You can also follow all the action as it unfolds on the night right here with us! James Robson will be providing expert analysis from Madrid.

Good evening!

17:31 , Matt Verri

Hello and welcome to Standard Sport’s LIVE coverage of Real Madrid vs Manchester City in the Champions League!

It’s the second leg of the semi-final tie and it has a lot to live up to after last week’s fixture. City take a 4-3 lead to the Bernabeu after an incredible 90 minutes in Manchester.

Both sides know what is on offer - a final against Liverpool in Paris at the end of the month.

We’ll have all the latest updates and build-up ahead of kick-off, which comes at 8pm BST.

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