Man City vs Real Madrid lineups, starting 11, team news for Champions League semi final second leg
Man City vs Real Madrid lineups, starting 11, team news for Champions League semi final second leg
Man City vs Real Madrid lineups, starting 11 and team news

Real Madrid will look to secure a spot in the Champions League final in back-to-back seasons as they face Manchester City in the semifinal second leg.

Vinicius Junior's stunning opener in the first leg was cancelled out by a powerful strike from Kevin De Bruyne as the match ended 1-1 at the Santiago Bernabeu.

City are chasing their second treble under Pep Guardiola, but this season, they are looking to upgrade from a Carabao Cup to a Champions League trophy. They are on the brink of winning another Premier League title and they are in the FA Cup final next month.

The Sporting News looks at the team news and lineups ahead of the semifinal second leg.

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Man City vs Real Madrid lineups

Pep Guardiola is likely to continue playing the 3-2-4-1 formation that has seen them go on an incredible winning run in the Premier League.

Carlo Ancelotti rotated most of his starting 11 in their La Liga fixture against Getafe in preparation for this game. He is also set to have two key players return to the squad.

Below are the confirmed lineups for both teams ahead of their Champions League match at the Etihad Stadium.

Man City starting 11

(3-2-4-1): 31. Ederson (GK) — 2. Walker, 3. Dias, 25. Akanji — 5. Stones, 16. Rodri — 20. Silva, 8. Gundogan 17. De Bruyne, 10. Grealish — 9. Haaland

  • Injured: Ake
  • Suspended: None

Nathan Ake (calf) is sidelined but City have few other concerns. Kevin De Bruyne, who sat out the win at Everton, is fit to play. Manuel Akanji plays ahead of Aymeric Laporte, who started at Goodison Park.

Real Madrid starting 11

(4-3-3): 1. Courtois (GK) — 2. Carvajal, 22. Rudiger, 4. Alaba, 12. Camavinga — 15. Valverde, 8. Kroos, 10. Modric — 21. Rodrygo, 9. Benzema, 20. Vinicius

  • Injured: None
  • Suspended: None

Eder Militao returns for selection after missing the first leg due to suspension, meaning Antonio Rudiger is benched in Madrid's only change from last week despite his impressive shackling job on Erling Haaland.

Real Madrid vs Man City live stream, TV channel

Both teams will throw everything at this fixture as their respective league positions are essentially confirmed with just a few games to go.

Here is how you can watch the Champions League semifinal second leg from different regions around the world:

  TV channel Streaming
USA CBS, Univision FuboParamount+, ViX+
UK BT Sport Ultimate, BT Sport 1 BT Sport site/app
Australia Stan Sport
Canada DAZN
Hong Kong beIN Sports 3 beIN Sports Connect
India SONY TEN 2-4 JioTV, Sony LIV
Malaysia beIN Sports 3 beIN Sports Connect,
New Zealand Spark Sport
Singapore beIN Sports 3 beIN Sports Connect,

USA: This match will shown on CBS (English) and Univision (Spanish), and those channels can be streamed on Fubo. There is also a stream on Paramount+ (English) and another on for subscribers.

Canada: Every Champions League game streams live on DAZN.

UK: The match will be broadcast on BT Sport 1 and streamed on BT Sport platforms.

Australia: Every UEFA Champions League match streams ad-free on Stan Sport, live and on demand.

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