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UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Manchester City vs Real Madrid

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An electrifying night at the Bernabeu unfolded as two European giants battled to a thrilling 3-3 draw last week, setting the stage for a high-stakes clash in the second leg.

The victor of this match will earn a spot in the UEFA Champions League semi-finals, potentially facing Arsenal or Bayern Munich.

Manchester City who are on an impressive 27-match unbeaten streak since their loss to Aston Villa in December last year are eager to extend their run and secure a semi-final berth.

A victory would also see them equal a club-record 42-game unbeaten streak at home, dating back to 1921.

Real Madrid boasting a commendable 15-game unbeaten streak, are no strangers to success in this competition.

With history on their side, they are prepared for a challenging encounter in Manchester.

In terms of squad fitness, Manchester City has a full squad available, including key players like Kyle Walker, John Stones, Phil Foden, Bernardo Silva, Rodri and Jack Grealish who were rested in their recent match against Luton.

However, Real Madrid will miss Aurelien Tchouameni due to suspension.

Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti emphasized the team’s focus on the upcoming match, stating, “We are focused only on tomorrow, thinking about what happened a week ago. We have to compete and believe.”

On the other hand Pep Guardiola, Manchester City’s manager, expressed confidence but acknowledged the rivalry, saying, “I’m not scared of them, and if they beat me, we will say congratulations.”

While Manchester City enters as favorites, they are wary of Madrid’s potential, having experienced their resilience in past encounters.

The unpredictable nature of Champions League football sets us up for an intense and captivating battle.

Kick-off is 7:00pm local time at the Etihad Stadium.

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