Manchester City host Real Madrid in the Champions League semi-final first leg this week. Here’s everything you need to know about the game.
Where and when is it running?
Tuesday’s game is at 8pm at the Etihad in Manchester.
What’s new from the team?
Kyle Walker and John Stones both remain doubtful for the first leg of Manchester City’s Champions League semi-final against Real Madrid on Tuesday.
Right-back Walker has missed City’s last three games, while centre-back Stones suffered a knock in last Wednesday’s Premier League win over Brighton.
The potential absence of the England pair means City could face significant defensive problems ahead of the clash at the Etihad Stadium with their other first-choice full-back Joao Cancelo suspended.
Where can I see the game?
The game will be broadcast live on RTE 2 and BT Sport 2. The match will also be streamed live via RTE Player, LiveScore app and BT Sport app.
What is the head-to-head balance?
The first competitive match between the teams took place on September 18, 2012 in this season’s Champions League and ended in a 3-2 victory for the Spaniards. Since then, the clubs have met five more times, with a total of two wins and two draws each. City have had the upper hand lately with two wins in 2020.
What are the match odds?
The Citizens are favorites at 4/9, Real at 11/2 and the draw at 7/2.
What can I read about the game on Independent.ie?
Gabriel Jesus caused a stir with his four-goal volley against Watford at the weekend but the expected arrival of Erling Haaland means the Brazilian has a decision to make about his future.
What do the managers say?
“If we have to compete with their story, we don’t stand a chance. It speaks for itself.
“The story is there, we can’t change it, but it’s 11v11 with a moving ball. The players make their decisions.”
We bring you quotes from the Real Madrid head coach as soon as he faces the press before the game.
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