Manchester City vs Real Madrid: UEFA Champions League Match Preview and Predicted Lineups

2024-04-17 22:29:14

Manchester City vs Real Madrid will face each other this Wednesday, April 17 from 9:00 p.m. (in Spain) at the Etihad Stadium in the city of Manchester in England. This, without a doubt, will be the match of the season in the UEFA Champions League. Both teams are seeking to reach the semi-final of the continental competition after the 3-3 score in the first leg played at Santiago Bernabéu. Despite that score, there is no clear favorite here beyond the fact that those led by Pep Guardiola are the current monarchs and those led by Carlo Ancelotti are the most awarded in the continental competition.

Confirmed lineups for Manchester City vs. real Madrid

  • Real Madrid: Lunin; Carvajal, Rüdiger, Nacho, Mendy; Valverde, Camavinga, Kroos; Rodrygo, Bellingham and Vinicius Jr.
  • Manchester City: Ederson; Walker, Dias, Heart, Guardiol; Rodry, De Bruyne, Fodden; Bernard, Haaland and Grealish.

Previa

Both Manchester City and Real Madrid could prepare variants after the latest developments in their teams. ‘Carletto’ has it more complicated because he knows that he will not be able to count on the Frenchman Tchouameni, who saw the yellow card in the duel against the ‘citizens’ at 38 seconds. The opposite happens with ‘Pep’ Guardiola who recovers his starting goalkeeper Ederson and defenders Kyle Walker and Aké.

Possible formation of Manchester City

Josep Guardiola will look to build his team starting from the goal. Therefore, Stefan Ortega is expected to leave his place in goal for the return of Ederson, who already had minutes in Manchester City’s last victory (5-1) against Luton Town. The doubt lies in the presence of Kyle Walker. The English full-back is now recovered and fit to compete, however his inactivity could leave him off the roster and keep Akanji.

There would be no changes in the central defense, Stones and Rúben Dias are those chosen by the Catalan coach. Meanwhile, Josko Gvardiol is on a roll (he scored in the last two games) and his presence is more than certain. In the midfield there are no unknowns: Rodri and De Bruyne in the front line, exchanging roles as a pivot and giving clear exits. Bernardo Silva is on the right, Jack Grealish is on the left and Phil Foden is the midfielder, while Haaland will command the attack.

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Possible formation of Real Madrid

Carlo Ancelotti will have to look for a replacement for Tchouameni, who is the only casualty for this UEFA Champions League duel due to an accumulation of yellow cards. In this context, Nacho’s return to the starting eleven seems to be discounted and he will share the central defense with Rüdiger. Militao is not an option, since he has not competed for more than 7 months. Lunin, Carvajal and Mendy complete the first part of Real Madrid’s starting eleven. In midfield, Kroos will be the axis of the meringues along with Camavinga, on the right there will be Fede Valverde. Rodrygo will occupy the left side, while Vinicius and Jude Bellingham will be the attackers.

Probable lineups for Manchester City vs. real Madrid

Manchester City: Ederson; Akanji, Stones, Reuben Dias, Guardiol; Rodry, De Bruyne; Bernardo Silva, Foot, Grealish; Haaland.

Real Madrid: Lunin; Carvajal, Rüdiger, Nacho, Mendy; Camavinga, Valverde, Kroos, Rodrygo; Vinicius and Bellingham.

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