LaLiga champions Real Madrid will be looking to overturn a 2-1 first-leg deficit as they go head on against Manchester City for the second leg of their last-16 Champions League tonight.
City did their ambition for a maiden Champions League title lots of good when they recorded an impressive victory when they visited Bernabeu back in February.
This means that Madrid have plenty to do if they are to advance to the quarter-finals of the competition once again.
These two teams have met on five previous occasions, with Madrid leading the head-to-head record, two victories to one, while there have also been two draws.
City appears more desperate going into the game as they have failed to retain both the EPL and FA Cup titles they won last season.
It is expected that Pep Guardiola’s men will throw all they’ve got to this game but nothing suggests that they would have it easy against the most successful team as far as the UEFA Champions League is concerned.
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Kick off is 8.00pm
Real Madrid starting XI: Courtois, Carvajal, Militao, Varane, Mendy, Casemiro, Kroos, Modric, Rodrygo, Hazard, Benzema.
Manchester City starting XI vs Real Madrid: Ederson, Walker, Fernandinho (C), Laporte, Cancelo, Rodrigo, Gundogan, De Bruyne, Foden, Sterling, Jesus.
Bench: Bravo, Stones, Zinchenko, Bernardo, Mahrez, Otamendi, Garcia, Doyle, Harwood-Bellis, Palmer, Bernabe.
Kickoff at the Etihad!!! Real Madrid get the game underway
Manchester City with the first throw-in of the game
Real Madrid dominating the early proceedings at the moment… Ball possession: Manchester City: 23%, Real Madrid: 77%.
A chance for City.. Kevin de Bryune with a shot and it has been deflected for a corner kick
GOAL…. Raheem Sterling gives City the lead in the 8th minute
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A schoolboy error by Varane gifts City the lead.. its now 3-1 aggregate in favour of Pep Guardiola’s men
City pushing for another goal but Real Madrid have been able to clear their lines
Chance… Luka Modric fails to find the target with a shot from outside the box
Raheem Sterling comes close again but the Madrid defence checks him this time… With his goal tonight, Sterling has become just the sixth different Englishman to score 20 Champions League goals
Real Madrid getting into the game now… Karim Benzema forces a good save from Ederson Moraes
Five attempts by Manchester City so far while Real Madrid has gotten three.. There should be more goals tonight
Twenty-Five Minutes have gone City 1-0 Real Madrid
GOAL…..Benzema gets the equaliser
Rodrygo provided the assist for the French man who is captaining Real Madrid tonight
Man City 1-1 Real Madrid
Fernandinho is penalised for pushing Eden Hazard
A good chance for City as Joao Cancelo tests Thibaut Courtois with a long-range shot, which is parried back into play by the Belgian
Ball possession: Manchester City: 53%, Real Madrid: 47%.
Half Time Manchester City 1-1 Real Madrid Sterling and Benzema with the goals for both teams
Second half underway at the Etihad
Good save by Courtois as Raheem Sterling tries getting another goal for City
Bernando Silva and David Silva warming up for City
We are at the hour-mark and it is still Manchester City 1-1 Real Madrid
Though it is still very early, Zinedine Zidane could be eliminated from a Champions League knockout tie for the first time, having been victorious in the previous 12
Meanwhile, in Turin, Ronaldo is setting and breaking records… Juventus 2-1 Lyon (Ronaldo with the two goals for Juve)
Another save by the manchester city keeper as Benzema comes close to giving Real Madrid the lead
Phil Foden has been replaced by Bernardo Silva
Goal…………….. Gabriel Jesus puts City back in the front
Full-Time Manchester City 2-1 Real Madrid
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