The semi-final round of the current UEFA Champions League is starting today. English club Manchester City will face Spanish giants Real Madrid in the first leg of the semi-final today at 3 p.m. ET April 26th at Etihad Stadium.
- Date: Tuesday, April 26
- Time: 3 p.m. ET
- Where: Etihad Stadium -- Manchester, United Kingdom
- live stream: CBS and Paramount+
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Manchester City vs Real Madrid Team News
Real's three-star game in this important match has raised fears. Real's Brazilian star midfielder Casemiro is injured. He did not play in the Osasuna match due to injury. And center-back David Alaba got injured in the first half of the match against Osasuna.
Real coach Ancelotti said of Casemiro and Alabama, "From what I have seen in practice, there are some doubts about Alabama. Doubts about Casemiro are even greater. Practice will tell you what the situation is. We are more confident about Alabama than Casemiro.
Manchester City and Real Madrid game Preview
Real Madrid is coming off of a 3-2 defeat to Chelsea. Man City tied Atletico Madrid in their previous round but narrowly survived based on tiebreaking rules.
The pair also met in the semi-final back in 2016 when the Spaniards won 1-0 on aggregate but City avenged that loss with a last-16 triumph in 2020.
This is the third time in seven seasons that City have reached the last four, while Real are in the semi-finals for the 10th occasion in 12 years and aiming to win the tournament for the first time since they beat Liverpool 3-1 in the 2018 final.
Man City vs Real Madrid predicted line-ups
Manchester City: Ederson; Kyle Walker, Aymeric Laporte, Ruben Dias, Oleksandr Zinchenko; Bernardo Silva, Rodri, Kevin De Bruyne; Riyad Mahrez, Phil Foden, Raheem Sterling.
Real Madrid: Thibaut Courtois; Dani Carvajal, Eder Militao, Nacho Fernandez, Marcelo; Toni Kroos, Eduardo Camavinga, Luka Modric; Fede Valverde, Karim Benzema, Vinicius Junior.