Real Madrid vs Man City lineups, starting 11, team news for Champions League semifinal first leg
Real Madrid vs Man City lineups, starting 11, team news for Champions League semifinal first leg
Real Madrid vs Man City lineups and latest team news

Manchester City travel to the Santiago Bernabeu to face Real Madrid in the Champions League semifinal first leg on Tuesday, May 9.

Pep Guardiola's side are unbeaten in their past 20 matches in all competitions, winning 17 of those games. They have knocked out RB Leipzig and Bayern Munich on their way to the last four.

Los Blancos have already had some success against English sides in the Champions League this season, beating both Liverpool and Chelsea in the knockout rounds. They also defeated City in the semifinal last year, which will give them some confidence heading into this fixture.

The winner of tie will face either AC Milan or Inter Milan in the final in Istanbul.

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Real Madrid lifted their third trophy of the season on Saturday after defeating Osasuna in the final of the Copa del Rey. They have already won the UEFA Super Cup and FIFA Club World Cup in 2022/23.

Man City, meanwhile, are on course to match the treble achieved by rivals Man United back in 1998/99.

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Real Madrid vs Man City lineups

It will be very unlikely that Carlo Ancelotti moves away from his favoured 4-3-3 formation. He was also able to rest a few players over Madrid's last few games.

Guardiola will probably continue with his 3-2-4-1 lineup, which has been working well for his side in the second half of the season.

Below are the predicted starting lineups for both teams ahead of their Champions League match at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Real Madrid starting 11

(4-3-3): Courtois (GK) — Carvajal, Rudiger, Alaba, Camavinga — Valverde, Kroos, Modric — Rodrygo, Benzema, Vinicius Jr

  • Injured: Mendy, Ceballos
  • Suspended: Militao

Ferland Mendy could make a return to the Madrid squad as he is close to recovering from a calf injury that has kept him out since March 19. Dani Ceballos is set to miss out with a muscle problem while Eder Militao is suspended due to an accumulation of yellow cards.

Luka Modric and Antonio Rudiger were both benched during their sides Copa del Rey win over Osasuna, while Karim Benzema was rested in their defeat to Real Sociedad.

Man City starting 11

(3-4-1-2): Ederson (GK) — Walker, Dias, Laporte — Stones, Rodri — Mahrez, Silva, De Bruyne, Grealish — Haaland

  • Injured: Palmer, Ake
  • Suspended: None

Cole Palmer is out for Man City due to an ankle injury. Nathan Ake was substituted after 53 minutes in their win over Leeds United due to a hamstring problem and is a doubt for this game.

Guardiola also heavily rested his side for this fixture, starting Jack Grealish, Ruben Dias, Rodri, Bernardo Silva, John Stones and Kyle Walker on the bench at the weekend. 

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