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Match of the week: Real Madrid - Man City

By cy.Reporter, 4 May, 2022

Real Madrid-Manchester City, second match of the semi-final phase of the Champions League, (score 3-4), stadium: "Santiago Bernabeu", 22:00, cytavision3


Real Madrid and Manchester City face off for the second leg of the Champions League semi-final, with the visitors having a small lead after qualifying with a 4-3 victory in the first leg and the hosts wanting to overturn for another match in the pitch. . , the score against them from the first match.


Real Madrid

One "step" left to find Real Madrid in another Champions League final, however, must first pass the "obstacle" of Manchester City from which it became 4-3 in the match "Etihad". Everyone in the "camp" of the Spanish champion is determined to win more than one goal, in order to qualify without the possibility of an extension. In terms of the team's competitive issues, David Alaba was included in the mission and suffers from inconveniences in the assistants, however, Carlo Ancelotti will use Militao and Nacho in the center of Defense.


Manchester City

Manchester City wants to close what started, with the "Citizens" wanting to leave the headquarters of Real Madrid and celebrate the qualification to the final of the Champions League where Liverpool is waiting. Pep Guardiola's team is in excellent condition and comes from the 4-0 away win over Leeds in the Premier League. In racing matters, Walker trained after two weeks and traveled with the mission, while Stones remains out.


Plus and minus

Real Madrid

+ In the last five games he has scored 15 goals

- Has just one win against Manchester City in the last five games with Manchester City


Manchester City

+ Counts four consecutive victories in all competitions.

- Has just two wins in its last five away games in the Champions League.


TEAM FORM

Real Madrid

N-H-N-N-H

In the last five matches in all competitions, Real Madrid counts three wins and two defeats.


Manchester City

N-N-N-N-H

In the last five matches in all competitions, Manchester City has four wins and one defeat.


STATISTICAL MATCH

  • "More than 2.5 goals have been scored in the last five games against Manchester City.

  • scored more than 3.5 goals in the last five matches of Real Madrid.

  • He has scored more than 0.5 goals in the last six home games of Real Madrid in the first half.

  • Both teams have scored in four of Real Madrid's five matches in all competitions.


PREHISTORY

In nine matches, Real Madrid has three wins, two draws and four times Manchester City has prevailed.


Ancelotti: "To improve our defense"

Carlo Ancelotti spoke about the way the victory will come in the press conference: "There is an image. We know the difficulty of tomorrow's game, but the qualification is open, despite this small disadvantage and it is time to correct. Personality is an important part, because it makes you show all the quality you have. Tomorrow you do not win only with your heart, you win with everything. We have to improve the defense, to be more solid, to move better ".


Guardiola: "We have to play better"

Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola spoke about today's match, stressing: "But to exclude Real Madrid, we know we have to play two good games, it is not enough just to win one or win the first. Playing at the Burnaby is a test and a great fortune, because it means we are in the semifinals. But the Burnaby is a great test for us. "We probably do not need to play better than the first game to get through."


POSSIBLE ELEVENS

Real Madrid 4-3-3: Courtois, Carvajal, Militao, Nacho, Medi, Casimiro, Montrich, Kroos, Valverde, Binisius Jr., Benzema.

Manchester City 4-3-3: Anderson Moraes, Joao Cancello, Laporte, Ruben Dias, Zinchenko, Rodri, De Bruyne, Bernardo Silva, Mahrez, Fontaine, Gabriel Jesσουςs.

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