Manchester City prepares to go to the Santiago Bernabeu on Wednesday night for the second leg of their Champions League (UCL) semi-final against Real Madrid after winning 4-3 in a seven-goal thriller at the Etihad Stadium.
In the first leg, Gabriel Jesus, Phil Foden, Bernardo Silva, and Kevin De Bruyne scored for City, while Real responded with a Karim Benzema brace and Vinicius Junior solo strike.
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Manchester City will make a trip to Spain on Wednesday night to face Real Madrid in the 2nd leg of this season’s UCL semi-final. The Citizens will go to Santiago Bernabeu with a narrow lead of 1 goal and against Madrid its quite vulnerable.
Meanwhile, the 1st leg between these 2 sides was only the 2nd semi-final first leg which saw 7 goals in the history of the competition.
If 3 or more goals are being scored in tonight’s clash, it will become only the 3rd semi-finals to see 10 or more goals in the last 4 stage of UCL.
Man City have won their last 3 clashes against Madrid in European competition and could become only the 3rd side to beat Madrid 4 in a row.
Whenever the Sky Blues have won the 1st leg they have gone on to qualify for next round in 9 of their 10 previous 2-leged knockout stage games.
Meanwhile, Real Madrid have been eliminated in all 5 of their previous UCL semi-finals when they have lost the 1st leg. However, Los Blancos have progressed from 2 of their recent 3 knockout ties when they have lost their 1st leg.
If Man City wins the tie on aggregate today, they will become only the 4th English side to play in 2 consecutive European finals.
The stats go against Real Madrid but looking at the history they are the most successful team in this completion since its inaugural.
Liverpool have already made it through to the final by defeating Villarreal and will await for either City or Madrid in Paris.
Manchester City: Ederson; Cancelo, Dias, Laporte, Zinchenko; Rodri, Bernardo; Mahrez, De Bruyne, Foden; Jesus.
Real Madrid: Courtois; Carvajal, Militao, Nacho, Mendy; Casemiro, Kroos, Modric; Vinicius Jr, Benzema, Rodrygo.