Manchester City v Real Madrid: UEFA Champions League Q/Final Match,Team News,Goal Scorers &Stat

Date: 16-04-2024 10:57 pm (1 month ago) | Author: Olusanya Akinrinola
- at 16-04-2024 10:57 PM (1 month ago)

Date: Wednesday 17th April, 2024
Time: 8:00 pm
Stadium Etihad Stadium
Referee  Daniele Orsato (Italy)
Goal Scorer:

Manchester City
Guardiola and co were able to revel in a quadruple fitness boost for the weekend's visit of Luton, where Phil Foden - substituted with a knock in the first leg - and the ill Kevin De Bruyne both made the squad alongside Kyle Walker and Nathan Ake.

As a result, there is nothing to suggest that the quartet will not be fit to start the return fixture, and the holders' only minor concern relates to John Stones, absent from the thrashing of Luton due to a niggle, although Guardiola affirmed that the Englishman was suffering from discomfort rather than something more sinister.

The Citizens could therefore have every single one of their troops available at a pivotal time in the season, and recalls are in order for the likes of Rodri, Silva and Foden after the trio enjoyed well-earned breaks on Saturday.
Manchester City possible starting lineup:
Ederson; Walker, Dias, Stones, Gvardiol; Silva, Rodri, De Bruyne; Foden, Haaland, Doku

Real Madrid
In contrast, Real Madrid still have long-term ACL victims Thibaut Courtois and David Alaba watching on from the infirmary, but Eder Militao is slowly regaining match fitness and was brought on for the dying embers of the weekend's triumph over Mallorca.

The Brazilian could now be an option to step in for the banned Tchouameni, absent on account of picking up his third yellow card of the current Champions League season, although he has curiously been included in their travelling squad.

Militao's lack of minutes will work against him, though, so club captain Nacho Fernandez ought to be given the nod alongside Antonio Rudiger in the heart of defence, allowing Eduardo Camavinga - whose strike cannoned off Dias into the back of the net at the Bernabeu - to strut his stuff in midfield again.
Real Madrid possible starting lineup:
Lunin; Carvajal, Nacho, Rudiger, Mendy; Valverde, Camavinga, Kroos; Bellingham; Rodrygo, Vinicius Jr

Prediction: Manchester City 3-2 Real Madrid (Man City win 6-5 on aggregate)

Posted: at 16-04-2024 10:57 PM (1 month ago) | Hero
- gogoman at 16-04-2024 11:23 PM (1 month ago)
 Cool Cool Cool
Posted: at 16-04-2024 11:23 PM (1 month ago) | Grande Master
- Holopid at 17-04-2024 12:10 AM (1 month ago)
City 1 Madrid 2
Posted: at 17-04-2024 12:10 AM (1 month ago) | Gistmaniac
- fineboy77 at 17-04-2024 10:12 AM (1 month ago)
Difficult to call, but I hope Madrid edges it as a fan !

Posted: at 17-04-2024 10:12 AM (1 month ago) | Addicted Hero