Real Madrid will clash against Manchester City in the CL last 16, first leg at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu. As you may have already known, the Citizens are banned from the elite competition, and they will have to miss the upcoming two seasons. Still, fans are positive that Guardiola’s troops will gain a victory to their first-ever Champions League trophy.
Man City will probably try their attacking style of play. But, on the other hand, the match against los Blancos must be easy enough for the PL side.
Raheem Sterling will probably have to miss the game. Instead, Leroy Sane is supposed to come back after his injury to face Real Madrid. Los Blancos can count on all of their key players for the game except for Hazard, who suffered an injury in the latest 1-0 loss against Levante. Fans are considering Real Madrid to score in today’s clash.
Zinedine Zidane’s men are hunting their fifth UCL final in seven terms after Winning just one of their latest four competitive games (one win, one draw, and two losses. Manchester City, on the other hand, are unbeaten in four H2Hs (two wins and two draws).
Real Madrid have won only three of their last seven competitive home games (three wins, three draws, and one loss). They conceded four goals in three UEFA CL group stage home games, and have conceded more than two goals in six of their latest 15 matches in front of their fans.
Citizens, on the other hand, are at the same UCL stage for the seventh consecutive term. Manchester City have scored 30 goals in their last ten UCL games.
Stat attack and Players to watch
Real Madrid: Sergio Ramos has scored two goals in his last three games for los Blancos.
Manchester City: City’s attacker, Gabriel Jesus, has netted four goals in his five UCL games this term.
Noteworthy that Zinedine Zidane’s men have lost only four of their last 49 UCL home games (37 wins and eight draws), but have won just three of their previous nine (three draws and three losses).
Real Madrid have an impressive record in two-legged European ties against English clubs (eight wins and four losses). Six straight competitive games against Man City have witnessed only one team score.
Citizens haven’t been involved in a 0-0 draw in 90 competitive matches. On the other hand, In the last three seasons, all of Manchester City’s six games at this UCL stage have scored an average of 5.17 goals.