May 9, 2021

LIVE: Manchester City vs Real Madrid

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Subs: Brahim Diaz, Javi Hernandez, Lucas Vazquez, Alphonse Areola, Marcelo, Vinicius Junior, Marco Asensio, Federico Valverde, Luka Jovic, Diego Altube, Nacho, Isco.

MADRID XI (4-3-3): Thibaut Courtois; Daniel Carvajal, Raphael Varane, Eder Militao, Ferland Mendy; Luka Modric, Casemiro, Toni Kroos; Rodrygo, Karim Benzema (c), Eden Hazard.

Subs: Oleksandr Zinchenko, John Stones, Taylor Harwood-Bellis, Eric Garcia, Tommy Doyle, Adrian Bernabe, Cole Palmer, Nicolas Otamendi, Claudio Bravo, Bernardo Silva, David Silva, Riyad Mahrez.

CITY XI (4-3-3): Ederson; Kyle Walker, Fernandinho (c), Aymeric Laporte, Joao Cancelo; Kevin De Bruyne, Rodrigo, Ilkay Gundogan; Phil Foden, Gabriel Jesus, Raheem Sterling.

Plenty has changed for Madrid in the five-and-a-bit months since the sides last met, namely the fact they are now Spanish champions thanks to an incredible run of form to conclude the domestic campaign. Zinedine Zidane’s side won 10 games in a row post-lockdown and played out a 2-2 draw with Leganes on the final day after the title had already been secured.

City carry a 2-1 lead into this match from February’s first leg after Gabriel Jesus and Kevin de Bruyne struck in the final 12 minutes to cancel out Isco’s opener. Pep Guardiola’s men have played 15 matches since then and have won 11 of them, but they finished second to Liverpool in the Premier League and are relying on this competition to make 2019-20 a success.

Hello and welcome to our live text coverage of the Champions League last-16 second leg between Manchester City and Real Madrid at the Etihad Stadium.