UCL: Man City vs Real Madrid

The lucky draw once again brought Manchester City and Real Madrid to face each other in the Champions League. Although playing at home and having a good performance in the past time, so it is not easy for the defending British team to get it. victory against a Real Madrid who played bravely away from home.

The performances of Manchester City in recent times are very stable when they have won the last 5/8 matches. It is easy to see the destructive power of The Citizens when all the attacks like Riyad Mahrez, Bernardo Silva, Gabriel Jesus and especially Kevin De Bruyne are in very high form. However, it should be noted that the teams that the Eithad team defeated in the domestic league such as Burnley, Brighton Hove Albion  or even Manchester United, are clearly not on the same level as their opponents in the knockout round- out Champions league.

The clearest evidence is that in the quarter-finals, at Etihad’s home ground, coach Pep Guardiola’s teachers and students only had a struggling victory with a score of 1-0 against Atletico Madrid, a team also in Spain. Besides, entering this match, The Citizens also had a big disadvantage in terms of receiving. In addition to defender Kyle Walker with a long-term injury, the home team’s list of sick soldiers has just joined another name, John Stones.

The recent results of Real Madrid are indeed very convincing. The white vulture only had to receive 1 defeat in the last 5 matches, including a 3-1 victory over Chelsea at home. Moreover, if looking at those results as a measure of the strength of the Bernabeu team, it is correct. Remember, in the last 2/4 matches, the Spanish Royal team did not launch the strongest team.

But that certainly does not happen in today’s match when coach Carlo Ancelotti will choose his best cards. It should be noted that Real Madrid’s away record is extremely scary. They have won all of the last 6 trips away from home, including the victory on Chelsea’s field in the Champions League.

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