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Manchester City is trying to pay for their failure to win the UCL last season. At that time, The Citizens who advanced to the final had to postpone their ambition to win the Big Ear trophy because they fell at the hands of fellow English representatives, namely Chelsea with a score of 0-1.
Now, the opportunity is here again. It’s just that, Pep Guardiola’s squad must step over Real Madrid first in the semifinals before reaching the final and fighting again for the title. Facing Los Blancos who are very experienced in the UCL is certainly not an easy matter for City.
Moreover, Real Madrid wants to end its bad record after always failing to penetrate the UCL final in the last 4 years. Since Cristiano Ronaldo left in the 2017/2018 season, the best achievement of the Spanish capital team in the Champions League has only reached the semifinals.
Prediction of Man City vs Real Madrid Champions League Semifinal 1st Leg
In terms of team quality, City and Real Madrid are fairly balanced. Both teams have excellent defense and attack lines.
Of the 10 matches played in the UCL this season, City has scored a total of 24 goals and only conceded 10 goals. Meanwhile, Madrid’s goal achievement is less, which is at number 22. However, El Real’s defense is stronger with only conceding 9 goals from these matches.
In the match later, it is suspected that Man City will continue to rely on a short pass scheme. Pep Guardiola’s build-up strategy often leads to through passes to agile players like Bernardo Silva, Raheem Sterling, Riyad Mahrez, Jack Grealish, and Gabriel Jesus.
The last name is said to be in a state of on-fire after scoring 4 goals and 1 assist in the Premier League match last week against Watford.
When it comes to breakthrough passes, Joao Cancelo is the expert. The City’s Portuguese full-back has recorded the team’s highest throughput pass ratio so far (0.5). In addition, he is also adept at throwing long passes and crossing.
Not only Cancelo, but City also has several attack motors that are no less good. One of them is Kevin De Bruyne. The Belgian midfielder has played a big role in controlling City’s attacks in recent seasons. In UCL, De Bruyne’s key pass ratio is the highest compared to any other player (2.4).
Meanwhile, Real Madrid is likely to rely more on attacks from the wing sector, especially on the left. Vinicius Junior who occupies this position is often the target of Los Blancos attacks. Not only in UCL but also in LaLiga.
Coach Carlo Ancelotti is smart enough to take advantage of his abilities. In the hands of the Italian coach, Vinicius was able to become a perfect match for Karim Benzema.
There have been at least 5 passes that the Brazilian winger sent for Benzema and ended up being a goal. This number makes them the most dangerous duo in the UCL this season.
Probable Lineups: Manchester City vs Real Madrid
Kyle Walker and John Stones are doubts for Manchester City. Instead, Joao Cancelo will be shifted to the right of the defense. Meanwhile, the position of center back left by Stones will be filled by Ruben Dias.
There is no problem with the absence of players other than the two players. In the middle sector of the City striker, Pep Guardiola can rotate players because the depth of his team is relatively strong.
On the other side, Real Madrid will only rule out Eden Hazard on a visit to the Etihad. Meanwhile, central defender Eder Militao, who was previously suspended, can return to the defense to accompany David Alaba.
The following is the prediction for the main 11 lineups of the two teams:
Manchester City (4-3-3): Ederson; Walker, Dias, Laporte, Ake; Silva, Rodri, De Bruyne; Mahrez, Foden, Sterling | Coach: Pep Guardiola
Real Madrid (4-3-3): Courtois; Carvajal, Militao, Alaba, Mendy; Modric, Valverde, Kroos; Rodrygo, Benzema, Vinicius | Coach: Carlo Ancelotti
Head to Head Manchester City vs Real Madrid
When referring to the head-to-head record, the two teams have a balanced record. Of the 8 meetings that occurred, City and Madrid both bagged 3 wins, 3 defeats, and 2 draws.
However, since 2017, Los Blancos have never been able to beat The Citizens. In the last 3 meetings that occurred, the Spanish capital team always lost to City.
Results of the last 5 meetings of Man City vs Real Madrid:
08/08/20, Manchester City 2 – 1 Real Madrid
27/02/20, Real Madrid 1 – 2 Manchester City
27/07/17, Manchester City 4 – 1 Real Madrid
05/05/16, Real Madrid 1 – 0 Manchester City
27/04/16, Manchester City 0 – 0 Real Madrid
Man City’s Last 5 Match Results:
10/04/22, Manchester City 2 – 2 Liverpool
14/04/22, Atletico Madrid 0 – 0 Manchester City
16/04/22, Manchester City 2 – 3 Liverpool
21/04/22, Manchester City 3 – 0 Brighton & Hove Albion
23/04/22, Manchester City 5 – 1 Watford
Real Madrid’s Last 5 Match Results:
07/04/22, Chelsea 1 – 3 Real Madrid
10/04/22, Real Madrid 2 – 0 Getafe
13/04/22, Real Madrid 2 – 3 Chelsea
18/04/22, Sevilla 2 – 3 Real Madrid
21/04/22, Osasuna 1 – 3 Real Madrid
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