(E) Real Madrid (E) RMA Rodrygo (90+1, 90'), Benzema (Pen 95')
3-1 FT
6-5
UEFA Champions League Semi-finals
May 4, 2022 KO: 19:00

Real Madrid - Man City

Estadio Santiago Bernabéu Madrid
Referee: Daniele Orsato
  73' Mahrez
Rodrygo 90+1  
Rodrygo 90'  
Benzema (Pen) 95'  

Match preview

How Real Madrid and Man City could line up in the Champions League

Pep Guardiola's side hold a slim advantage going into the second-leg, but the tie is far from over. How will both teams line up?

Manchester City head to Spain with a narrow aggregate advantage over Real Madrid as they look to break their duck and finally win the Champions League.

The most coveted trophy in European club football is up for grabs for one of the two teams with the final awaiting the winner.

Pep Guardiola's side are 3-2 up following an impressive display at home last week, but Real Madrid wrapped up La Liga title at the weekend and spirits will be high.

The hosts will be buoyed by their 4-0 league win over Espanyol on Saturday, with Rodrygo (2), Karim Benzema and Marco Asensio all on the scoresheet.

Man City, on the other hand, continued their defence of the Premier League title in style with a dominant win over Leeds United to keep the pressure on rivals Liverpool.

Guardiola will perhaps feel as though his team should be further ahead in the tie after dominating much of the affair at the Etihad, but individual brilliance from Benzema and Vinicius Junior has kept Carlo Ancelotti's side in with a shot.

Ancelotti became the first manager to win all five of Europe's major leagues with Madrid's league title victory at the weekend and will be helped by the return of Casemiro for this game.

The Brazilian missed the first-leg but is expected to start the reverse fixture. His inclusion will mean Federico Valverde drops to the bench. Rodrygo will be given another start after his goal-scoring exploits against Espanyol.

David Alaba could miss out through injury, however.

As for Man City, they will be boosted by Joao Cancelo's return from suspension. He also missed the first-leg, but will come straight back into the team. Nathan Ake and John Stones are both carrying knocks so Oleksandr Zinchenko will start again in Kyle Walker's absence.

Gabriel Jesus will lead the line following his run of impressive form of late.

Real Madrid vs Man City Potential Starting XI's

Match statistics

Real Madrid
Statistics
Man City
Games Played
20
20
 
Results
 
Wins
13
14
Draws
2
4
Losses
5
2
 
Goals Scoring
 
Goals Scored
41
51
Goals Per Game
2.05
2.55
More > 2.5 Goals
14
12
More > 3 Goals
10
11
Scored First in a Match
9
14
Scored Both Halves
7
10
Won More > 1 Goal
8
11
 
Other
 
Goals Conceded
23
15
Did Not Score
4
3
Both Teams Scored
10
8
Kept Clean Sheet
7
12
Won Without Conceding
6
9
Games Played
20
20
 
Possession
 
Touches
-
-
Possession
-
-
Passes
-
-
 
Attacking
 
Total Shots
16
17
Shots on Target
6.53
5.70
Goals out of Shots
0.14
0.15
Crosses
-
-
Offsides
2.82
2.06
Penalties
0.35
0.25
 
Defensive
 
Clean Sheets
0.35
0.60
Tackles Won
-
-
Clearances
-
-
Interceptions
-
-
Own Goals
0.00
0.05
Aerials Won
-
-
Total Shots Conceded
13
6.55
Shots on Target Conceded
4.16
2.79
Goals out of Shots Conceded
0.15
0.10
 
Discipline
 
Fouls
10
9.05
Yellow Cards
0.00
0.00
Red Cards
0.00
0.00

Injuries

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  2. Ankle/Foot Injury image description
  3. Muscle Strain image description
  4. Groin/Pelvis Injury image description
  5. Muscle Strain image description
  6. Muscle Strain image description