Manchester City will entertain Real Madrid at the Etihad Stadium this Wednesday night after the two teams played out a 1-1 draw in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League semi-final tie. Man City managed to secure an impressive 3-0 win away at Everton recently. Similarly, Real Madrid picked up a narrow 1-0 victory over Getafe last weekend. Hence, we can expect both clubs to be full of confidence ahead of their midweek clash in Europe.
Manchester City Vs Real Madrid: Talking Tactics
Pep Guardiola will set his side up in a 3-2-2-3 formation and might ask his men to dominate the ball and engineer enough chances to win this tie.
Carlo Ancelotti will opt for a 4-3-3 formation once again and could instruct his players to defend their lines well and try to catch Man City off-guard on the counter.
Nathan Ake is a major doubt for this clash due to injury. Otherwise, Guardiola doesn’t have any other injury worries to deal with this week.
Manchester City Predicted XI
Ederson; Walker, Dias, Akanji; Stones, Rodri; Silva, Gundogan, De Bruyne, Grealish; Haaland
Eduardo Camavinga is a slight concern going into this game after he limped off with an injury in the latter stages of the win versus Getafe.
Real Madrid Predicted XI
Courtois; Carvajal, Militao, Rudiger, Alaba; Kroos, Camavinga, Modric; Valverde, Benzema, Vinicius Jr
Erling Haaland and Kevin de Bruyne will carry most of the goal-scoring workload for the home side in the final third.
The collective performance of John Stones and Rodri at the centre of the park could go a long way in determining the fate of this contest.
Karim Benzema and Vinicius Junior will be Ancelotti’s main offensive weapons at the Etihad. Both of them need to be at their very best if Los Blancos are to come away with a win from Manchester.
Both Eder Militao and Antonio Rudiger need to defend their penalty box with authority and conviction so that they can keep the home team frustrated during the 90 minutes.
Manchester City Vs Real Madrid: Streaming Links
|United Kingdom||BBC Radio 5 Live, BT Sport Ultimate, TalkSport Radio UK, BT Sport App, BT Sport 1, BTSport.com|
|USA||SiriusXM FC, CBS, VIX+, Univision, TUDN App, TUDN.com, Paramount+, TUDN USA, Univision NOW|
|India||SONY TEN 2, Sony LIV, SONY TEN 2 HD, SONY TEN 3 HD, JioTV, SONY TEN 3, SONY TEN 4 HD, SONY TEN 4|
|Spain||Movistar Liga de Campeones, Movistar+|
|Italy||Amazon Prime Video|
|Germany||Servus TV, DAZN1, DAZN|
|New Zealand||Spark Sport|