Man City – Real Madrid: Statistics, analysis, possible formations in the return semi-final in the Champions League


Manchester City and Real Madrid will play each other in the second or second leg of the Champions League semi-finals.

The Citizens are the hosts of the Kings in the meeting that is expected to take place at the Etihad, this match which decides the finalist who will join Inter.

Venue: Etihad Stadium

Time: 21:00


News about the teams

Man City

Nathan Ake remains a doubt for Manchester City.

Pep Guardiola rested several key players on Sunday, with Kevin De Bruyne, Jack Grealish, John Stones and Bernardo Silva all starting on the bench.

Guardiola could go with the same line-up that started at the Bernabeu last week.

Real Madrid

Ferland Mendy returned to action at the weekend to make his first appearance in almost two months.

Depending on the fitness of the trio, Ancelotti could go with the same 11 that started in Madrid.



Manchester City have won their last three home games against Real Madrid in all competitions.

Manchester City have scored at least two goals in their last three home games against Real Madrid in all competitions.

Real Madrid has two defeats in the last two away games.


They drew 1-1 in Madrid last week, and that means they have now failed to win just two of their last 18 games in all competitions.

Real Madrid have been inconsistent of late, winning just three of their last six games, although one of those saw them lift the Copa del Rey earlier this month.

The Champions League is Real Madrid’s big competition, but they travel to a City side that have won all 15 games at the Etihad in 2023. Much depends on whether Pep Guardiola decides to think hard about his tactics, but if he is right, then City should secure their place in the final.

Possible formations

Man City: Ederson; Walker, Stones, Dias, Akanji; B.Silva, Gundogan, Rodri, Grealish; De Bruyne, Haaland;

Real Madrid: Courtois; Carvajal, Militao, Alaba, Camavinga; Valverde, Kroos, Modric; Rodrygo, Benzema, Vinicius Jr;