Champions League Semi-Final Leg 1: Manchester City vs Real Madrid Match Preview & Confirmed Lineups

Manchester City vs Real Madrid Champions League  Semi-Final 1st LEG

Manchester City vs Real Madrid
Manchester City vs Real Madrid
 Champions League 
Semi-Final 1st LEG
Wed, Apr 27 2022
12:30 midnight Indian time (UTC+5:30)
Etihad Stadium
Match Finished

FT: Man City 4-3 Real Madrid

It’s advantage Man City after a thrilling #UCL semifinal the first leg at the Etihad which saw de Bruyne, Jesus, Benzema (brace), Foden, Vinicius, and Bernado Silva get on the scoresheet

Manchester City  
Manchester City  XI:  
Man City XI: Ederson, Stones, Dias, Laporte, Zinchenko, Rodri, De Bruyne, Bernardo Silva, Mahrez, Foden, Jesus
Real Madrid
Real Madrid XI: 
Real Madrid XI: Courtois, Carvajal, Militao, Alaba, Mendy, Kroos, Modric, Valverde, Vinicius Junior, Rodrygo, Benzema

Man City will host Real Madrid at the Etihad Stadium to undergo the first leg of the 2021/22 UEFA Champions League semifinal, Wednesday (27/04/2022) at 12:30 midnight Indian time.

Man City qualified for the semifinals after getting rid of city rivals Real Madrid, namely Atletico Madrid 1-0 on aggregate in the last quarter-finals. In the first leg, Man City appeared dominant and was able to win 1-0 over Atm through Kevin De Bruyne 's goal at the Etihad Stadium. Then in the second leg, The Citizens were able to hold Atm to a 0-0 draw at the Estadio Wanda Metropolitano.

Man City itself is in very good form ahead of this match. In the last 2 matches, Man City has always managed to win. Pep Guardiola's men won 3-0 over Brighton & Hove Albion in the Premier League last weekend and most recently won 5-1 over Watford in the Premier League last weekend.

While on the other hand, Madrid qualified for the semifinals after struggling to get rid of Chelsea 5-4 on aggregate in the quarter-finals. Madrid had stepped one foot into the semifinals after a landslide victory over Chelsea 3-1 in the first leg match which took place at Stamford Bridge through  Karim Benzema's hat trick. However, in the second leg which took place at the Estadio Santiago BernabĂ©u, Madrid was defeated by Chelsea with the same score, namely 1-3. Luckily, in extra time (extra time), Benzema was able to score 1 goal and lock Madrid's victory over Chelsea.

Madrid ahead of this match is also in very good condition. Madrid has always won their last 2 matches in La Liga. The team nicknamed  Los Blancos won 3-2 over Sevilla, then won 3-1 over Osasuna.

Man City and Madrid last met in the last 16 of the 2019/20 Champions League last season. At that time, Man City managed to get rid of the king of the Champions League with an aggregate score of 4-2.
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