IT IS BETWEEN REAL MADRID AND MANCHESTER CITY!
The Skyblues kick off this return in the semi-finals with a pre-goal! Excellent evening everyone!
“Another Magical Night of the Kings of Europe”
Thus, the giant tifo is credited in honor of Karim Benzema. Coming start of the match in a Santiago-Bernabeu of great evenings!
An Italian whistle
The meeting will be refereed by Daniele Orsato, who has already officiated with Manchester City-PSG in the group stage (2-1) and PSG-Real Madrid in the first round of the sixteenth leg (1-0).
Both teams warm up
A few minutes after the Skyblues, Ancelotti’s men enter the lawn of Santiago-Bernabeu. Game starts in 30 minutes.
Started really bad
To reach the Champions League final at the Stade de France on May 28 with Liverpool, Madrid must win tonight. Still, they never reached the final of the competition after losing the first leg of the semi-final.
Benzema is celebrated
The Santiago-Bernabeu stadium celebrates its top scorer tonight, who has had an exceptional season. A tifo with the face of the French must be set up in the southern stand.
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The pre-match follows live on RMC Sport 1
The meeting will also be broadcast live on our antenna from 9 p.m.
Manchester City unsinkable
The Skyblues have qualified in 9 of their last 10 Champions League knockout encounters after winning the first leg. Only Monaco in 2017 was able to reverse the trend.
The film of the (sensational) first leg
Manchester City won 4-3 at the Etihad Stadium last week in a memorable game. Real Madrid only need one win to secure at least one extra time.
The arrival of the Cityzens in the stadium
Kick-off of this semi-final return in one hour!
It’s hot in Madrid
Madrid fans are literally setting fire to the Santiago-Bernabeu area.
City: Switch sides, Foden and Mahrez lead the way
The composition of City:
Ederson-Walker, Ruben Dias, Laporte, Cancelo-Bernardo Silva, Rodri, De Bruyne-Mahrez, Gabriel Jesus, Foden
Steffen, Carson, Aké, Sterling, Gundogan, Grealish, Zinchenko, Fernandinho, Egan-Riley, Palmer, Mcatee, Lavia
Real: Alaba pack, Nacho and Valverde holders
The composition of Real:
Courtois – Carvajal, Militao, Nacho, F. Mendy – Modric, Casemiro, Kroos – Valverde, Benzema, Vinicius
Lunin, Fuidias, Alaba, Vallejo, Asensio, Marcelo, Jovic, Lucas Vasquez, Ceballos, Rodrygo, Mariano, Camavinga
Champions League: Finally, UEFA does not offer free places to the final
Contrary to the initial promise, UEFA will not hand out 10,000 free tickets to supporters of Champions League finalist teams. Instead, the agency opted for a price reduction for the lowest categories.
Press in Madrid calls for “white magic”
The two main sports daily newspapers in Madrid are turning their front pages to Wednesday night’s shock. Like calling for ‘white magic’ in a boiling Bernabeu. “It’s hot, it’s up to you,” insists Marca in turn.
Manchester City at full power (even Stones, injured, are there)
Pep Guardiola wants to make all his troops concerned about the big meeting that awaits him in Santiago-Bernabeu on Wednesday evening. The Manchester City coach took an extended group of 24 players to the Champions League semi-final first leg against Real Madrid (9pm, live on RMC Sport 1).
Only Benjamin Mendy, who is still under judicial supervision pending trial after several rape charges, is absent. John Stones, who was announced the loss at a press conference on Tuesday, is indeed part of the group, as is David Alaba on the Madrid side, who was declared absent by Carlo Ancelotti before being part of the players called up – by bluff or just for form.
Which channel to watch the match on
The shock will be broadcast live on RMC Sport 1. You can follow the pre-match from 8 p.m. in Champions Zone with our journalists and advisers. All reactions and analyzes will also be on the show after the meeting.
The match will also be broadcast on Canal+ but also on the radio on RMC and commented live on our site.
Welcome to the return leg of the Champions League semi-final between Real Madrid and Manchester City, this Wednesday (9pm). The two teams played an epic first leg match with a slight advantage to the English (4-3), but largely dominating.