Manchester City will kick of their first semifinal of the Champions League tonight against Real Madrid at the Etihad Stadium.
Kick Off: 19:45 BST
Date: Tuesday, 26th April, 2016
Venue: Etihad Stadium, Manchester
Referee: Cüneyt Çakır (Turkey)
- Manchester City will be without Yaya Toure who is the only player out for this game.
- The rest squad is fully fit to choose from. Boss Manuel Pellegrini will be starting with the strongest squad as he eyes for Champions League final.
- Bacary Sagna has returned from his injury after few weeks but Pablo Zabaleta is likely to continue at the right-back role.
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- Daniel Carvajal, Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema are all doubtful for this game. However, the latter two are likely to make a return.
- Danilo will start at the right-back role if Daniel Carvajal fails to recover on time.
- Luka Modric will be recalled after resting out in a La Liga game last weekend.
- Gareth Bale will be starting at the right attacking role.
- Real Madrid have kept eight clean sheets in their last ten Champions League games.
- Real Madrid have lost only one of their last seven UCL games.
- Manchester City are unbeaten in their last five UCL games.
- Manchester City have not won in their last three games against Real Madrid.
Manchester City 2 – 2 Real Madrid, Cristiano Ronaldo to score the equalizer.