By cy.Reporter, 20 April, 2022
Manchester City-Real Madrid, first semi-final match, stadium: "Etihad Stadium", 22:00, cytavision3
Manchester City and Manchester United are competing for the first match of the semi-final phase of the Champions League, with the hosts wanting to take the first "step" to qualify for the final and the guests aiming for another home away from home.
Another Spanish "obstacle"
Another Spanish opponent for Manchester City. After qualifying for Atletico Madrid in the quarterfinals of the Champions League, the Citizens have another "obstacle" from the Iberian Peninsula in order to reach the final of the Champions League. Pep Guardiola's team is in good form, as it prevailed 5-1 at home to Watford and continues to be at the top of the Premier League. In matters of competition, Cancello is punished, while the injured Stones and Walker are doubtful.
He knows from England
They could find themselves losing 3-0 at home to Chelsea in the quarter-finals of the Champions League, however, they were able to qualify for extra time and despite the 3-2 defeat, the 3-1 away win in London gave them the qualification. in the team of Carlo Ancelotti. The Merengues are in England and want to achieve another away victory, in order to "open" the way for the Champions League. Real Madrid is just one point away from winning the league in Spain, while Montrich, as well as backs Mendi and Marcelo, return to the team's competitive issues. On the contrary, Alaba and Casimiro, who have injury problems but traveled with the mission, will probably have a hard time.
Plus and minus
+ In the last five home matches it has a draw and four wins in the Champions League.
-In the last five matches in all competitions, they have conceded six goals.
+ In the last five away matches in the Champions League, it counts four wins and only one defeat.
-In four of her last five matches in all competitions she has conceded seven goals.
In its last five matches in all competitions it has two wins, one defeat and two draws.
In the last five matches in all competitions, Real Madrid has four wins and only one defeat.
In all three of Manchester City's last five games, goals have been scored by both teams.
In both of the five matches of Real Madrid, both teams have scored
In one of the last five matches of Real Madrid, less than 2.5 goals have been scored
Real Madrid has a 70 percent winning streak in this year's Champions League, while Manchester City reaches 80 percent.
In eight matches, Manchester City has three wins, two draws and three wins for Real Madrid.
Guardiola: "We will try our best"
His view that history does not play football was stressed by Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola: "If we have to compete with their history, we have no chance. She speaks for herself. We want to play with them. It is an opportunity to improve, we want to try. "You will try to attack as best you can."
Ancelotti: "Success in the final, not the semifinal"
The coach of the team Carlo Ancelotti expressed his opinion on what success at Real Madrid: "Both teams have the same pressure. For Real it does not succeed in reaching the semifinals, it is a success to reach the final. "The goal is to win."
Manchester City 4-3-3: Enson Moraes, Zinchenko, Ruben Dias, Laport, Ake, Rodri, De Bruyne, Gudogan, Mahrez, Bernardo Silva, Fontaine
Real Madrid 4-3-3: Courtois, Carvajal, Militao, Alaba, Medi, Kamavinga, Montrich
Left midfield: Kroos, Valverde, Vinicius, Benzema