Real Madrid vs. Man City: A preview of the Champions League semifinal
After rescuing a 1-1 draw in the first leg in Madrid, Manchester City is the small favorite for the return match at the Etihad.
Ruben Dias and Erling Braut Haaland of Manchester City compete against Antonio Rudiger and Dani Carvajal.
In the first leg of last week’s match, Ruben Dias and Erling Braut Haaland of Manchester City were in competition with Antonio Rudiger and Dani Carvajal.
On Wednesday night, Manchester City will host Real Madrid in the second leg of their Champions League semifinal, which is now tied at 1.
Vinicius Jr.’s similarly impressive curling drive from the edge of the box had given Madrid the lead in last week’s first leg until City player Kevin De Bruyne struck a stunning long-range goal to tie the game.
City’s home advantage and red-hot form make them slight favourites, but Madrid’s Champions League pedigree is second-to-none and they have made comebacks and unlikely wins their speciality in recent years.
City, unbeaten since early February, are looking to win their first Champions League title, while defending champions Madrid are looking to make it a record-extending 15 titles this year.
The winners of the clash will be favourites to beat either Inter Milan or AC Milan the June 10 in Istanbul, Turkey.