Following their 1-1 draw in Madrid, Manchester City are considered to have a slight advantage as they head into the second leg at the Etihad.
Manchester City will host Real Madrid for the second leg of their Champions League semifinal, with the tie evenly poised at 1-1.
In the first leg, Kevin De Bruyne scored a remarkable goal from long range to equalize after Vinicius Jr had put Madrid ahead with an equally impressive curling strike from the edge of the area.
City’s current form and home advantage make them the slight favorites, but Madrid’s track record in the Champions League is unparalleled, having made comebacks and improbable wins their specialty in recent years.
City has been unbeaten since early February and is seeking their first Champions League title, while Madrid is looking to secure a record-extending 15th title this year.
The winner of the match will be favored to face either Inter Milan or AC Milan on June 10 in Istanbul, Turkey.
Manchester City’s defensive midfielder Rodri was substituted in the win over Everton due to a knock, but it is not believed to be a serious injury, and he is expected to be fit for Wednesday’s match. Nathan Ake, who missed the first leg due to an injury, may not recover in time to play against Real Madrid.
City’s manager, Pep Guardiola, rested several key players including Kevin De Bruyne, Bernardo Silva, Jack Grealish, and John Stones during the Sunday game.
Real Madrid’s rising star, Eduardo Camavinga, who limped off during a La Liga match over the weekend, is expected to be fit for the game and available for selection. Manager Carlo Ancelotti has stated that Camavinga’s knee injury is not a concern and will heal quickly.
Madrid will also welcome back defender Eder Militao, who was suspended for the first leg, and several key players who were rested against Getafe, including Karim Benzema, Vinicius Jr, Rodrygo, Luka Modric, Dani Carvajal, and David Alaba, should be fresh and ready to play.
In their eight previous meetings, Real Madrid and Manchester City have both won three times, with two matches ending in draws.
When it comes to their recent form in the Champions League, Manchester City have won two, drawn three, and recorded a single loss. In all competitions, they have won four, drawn one, and recorded a single loss.
Real Madrid, on the other hand, have won all five of their most recent matches in the Champions League, while in all competitions, they have won three, drawn one, and lost two of their last six matches.
Competition: Champions League
Stadium: Etihad Stadium, Manchester, England
Kickoff: 19:00 GMT