The Bernabeu often brings sad memories for Manchester City. In particular, in the context of the absence of some pillars, it is not surprising if The Citizens continue to hold their hatred again against the La Liga champion. – Real Madrid in the semi-final second leg of the Champions League.
With a close 3-4 defeat in the first leg away, Real Madrid still has a chance in this second leg. Because only a minimum victory is needed, the White Vultures will have their first appearance in the Champions League final after 4 years. Even coach Carlo Ancelotti’s teachers and students can do more than that. It should be known that, 3/4 times before welcoming Manchester City at home in the Champions League, Real Madrid won. Obviously, at the Bernabeu mecca, the White Vulture always shows its dominance in front of the representative from England.
Along with playing really successfully in the domestic arena, in the Champions League, Real Madrid still shows its bravery and strength. They won 6 of the last 9 matches at this prestigious playground (in 90 minutes). The recent defeat in that series against Manchester City is partly due to the subjective performance of Real Madrid. That can hardly be repeated in today’s match because coach Carlo Ancelotti has the strongest squad, while the Bernabeu team also has no idea of disdain after the lesson of losing 3-4 to The Citizens.
Last weekend, Manchester City had just won 4-0 against Leeds United even though they only launched a team that was not the strongest. However, victories in the Premier League with the Etihad Stadium team are very normal, when most of the teams in this arena are too inferior to them. The Champions League arena is completely different, The Citizens this season received a 0-2 defeat at PSG.
Journeys to the land of bullfighting often bring more sad than happy memories for Manchester City. Specifically, in the Champions League 2021-22, Manchester City struggled to get a 0-0 draw against Atletico Madrid – the team in the same city with Real Madrid in the quarter-final second leg. In particular, in today’s match, the English team also suffered a great loss in terms of force. There are two players in the defense who are definitely unable to participate because of injuries, John Stones and Kyle Walker.