Real Madrid vs Man City Predicted Lineups: Likely XI for both teams 09/04/2024

Here are the predicted lineups for the upcoming Champions League contest between Real Madrid and Man City on Tuesday, April 9th 2024.

 
9:15am on Monday 8th April 2024
By
Jake Skudder

As the UEFA Champions League heats up, the quarter-final first leg between Real Madrid and Manchester City on the 9th of April, 2024, at the Estadio Santiago Bernabéu, promises football fans a spectacle. Last year, Manchester City dominated Real Madrid with a 5-1 aggregate score in the semi-finals, marking a significant victory on their journey to becoming the current champions.

This rematch is not just a battle for a semi-final spot but also a clash of tactics and talent between two of football’s most prestigious clubs.

Real Madrid Predicted XI

Goalkeeper and Defence

Real Madrid's lineup is expected to see Andriy Lunin guarding the net, with a solid defence comprising Dani Carvajal, Antonio Rüdiger, Nacho Fernández, and Ferland Mendy.

This backline promises resilience and skill, aiming to thwart Manchester City's aggressive attack.

Midfield

The midfield trio likely to start the game includes Federico Valverde, Aurélien Tchouaméni, and Toni Kroos.

Their responsibility will be to control the game's tempo, create scoring opportunities, and disrupt City's playmaking efforts.

Attack

The attacking front is anticipated to feature Jude Bellingham alongside the dynamic duo of Vinicius Junior and Rodrygo Goes.

Their speed, skill, and creativity will be key to breaking down City's defence.

Full Predicted Lineup: Lunin, Carvajal, Rüdiger, Nacho, Mendy, Valverde, Tchouaméni, Kroos, Bellingham, Vinicius Jr, Rodrygo.

Manchester City Predicted XI

Goalkeeper and Defence

Ederson Moraes is expected to start as goalkeeper, with a defensive line of Rico Lewis, John Stones, Ruben Dias, and Manuel Akanji.

This configuration offers a blend of youth and experience, crucial for managing Real Madrid's attacking threats.

Midfield

In midfield, City might field Bernardo Silva, Rodri, and Kevin De Bruyne.

Their exceptional ball control, vision, and passing accuracy will be vital for City's strategy to penetrate Madrid's defence and dominate the midfield battle.

Attack

The forward line is anticipated to consist of Jeremy Doku, Erling Haaland, and Phil Foden, combining pace, precision, and prowess.

Their ability to convert chances will be crucial for City’s ambitions to secure an away victory.

Full Predicted Lineup: Ederson, Lewis, Stones, Dias, Akanji, Silva, Rodri, De Bruyne, Doku, Haaland, Foden

Key Players

For Real Madrid, Vinicius Junior’s return is a significant boost. His ability to challenge defenders and create scoring opportunities will be crucial.

23 yrs - F (CL) - Real Madrid
99
Defending
Creative
Passing
Attacking
Shooting
Decisive
Aerials
Physical
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Played matches
5
3
2
Shots P90
3.04
Shots On target P90
1.01
Successful passing %
78%
Final third passes P90
19.26

Manchester City will rely heavily on Kevin De Bruyne's midfield mastery and Erling Haaland's lethal finishing.

32 yrs - M (C), AM (R) - Man City
89 
Defending
Creative
Passing
Attacking
Shooting
Decisive
Aerials
Physical
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90
Played matches
1
1
2
Shots P90
7.00
Shots On target P90
3.00
Successful passing %
88%
Final third passes P90
35.00
23 yrs - S, AM (C) - Man City
89 
Defending
Creative
Passing
Attacking
Shooting
Decisive
Aerials
Physical
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599
Played matches
7
6
1
Shots P90
5.56
Shots On target P90
3.01
Successful passing %
82%
Final third passes P90
5.71

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FAQs

What time does the match start? The match kicks off at 8 pm UK time on April 9, 2024.

Where is the match being played? The match will be played at Estadio Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid.

Can Real Madrid avenge their previous defeat to Manchester City? With both teams in excellent form, the match is expected to be closely contested, and Real Madrid has the talent to challenge City's dominance.

Who are the players to watch? Vinicius Junior for Real Madrid and Kevin De Bruyne for Manchester City are pivotal players for their respective teams.

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