Pep vows not to ‘think too much’ UCL semi-final against Real Madrid

Second Champions League delicately balanced between semi-finals Manchester City And real Madrid after teams play 1-1 draw at Santiago Bernabeu in the first game last week.

Breathtaking match in Spain Pep Guardiola‘s side held the ball throughout the first half Young Vinicius He put Madrid ahead before the break. Carlo Ancelotti‘s men then tried to push their advantage Kevin DeBruyne Equality was achieved with a kick made from outside the penalty area.

City will now hope their home fans will back them up as they try to cross the line in the rematch at the Etihad Stadium. Madrid made a late comeback against City in the semi-finals of last year’s competition and Guardiola will want his side this evening to avoid a similar fate.

While City have the home advantage, Madrid are the European experts, they have a quality forward line and are great in counter attacks, the hosts will need to reach their best level to win this draw and maintain these standards throughout the game. . Whoever wins then will face Inter Milan in the final on June 10, after defeating AC Milan last night.

Follow all the action as Manchester City hosts Real Madrid in the Champions League:

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Man City vs Real Madrid

Fans are already having fun outside the Etihad Stadium, more than two hours before kickoff.

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Mike JonesMay 17, 2023 at 17:56

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Real Madrid squad

Real Madrid announced their starting eleven earlier than usual. Here it is:

Courtois; Carvajal, Militao, Alaba, Camavinga; Valverde, Modric, Kroos; Rodrygo, Benzema, Vinicius Jr.

Mike Jones17 May 2023 17:52

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Man City vs Real Madrid

good evening and welcome The Independent’s Coverage of tonight’s Champions League action as Manchester City and Real Madrid face off for the final.

The semi-final match, which drew 1-1 at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium last week, is in good shape. Kevin De Bruyne cancels Vinicius Jr’s halftime kick to set the result for tonight’s match. City are the light favorites as they have the home advantage, but Madrid are aiming for their 15th European crown for most of the season and will not be easily swept aside.

Carlo Ancelotti’s men took a two-goal lead in the stoppage of their semi-final match against City last season. Rodrygo came out of the bench and forced overtime by scoring two goals in two minutes, and Karim Benzema added a third point to pass Los Blancos 6-5 on aggregate.

Pep Guardiola will be well aware of this result and will have trained his side to the fullest tonight, hoping to avoid a similar fate. Can City beat the European champions and reach the finals?

Kick-off is at 20:00 and we’ll get all team news, builds and updates throughout the night.

Mike Jones17 May 2023 15:03

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