Manchester City vs Real Madrid – Champions League – 26.04.2016

Manchester City do not impress in the league this season, missing the title, is 12 points behind leader Leicester but unlike previous years, “citizens” make a beautiful figure in the Champions League, managed to reach the semifinals of the competition for the first time history. On the way to the semifinals, City finished in first position in a group with Juventus, Sevilla and Borussia Monchengladbach, qualifying in eighths, where he gave chest with Dinamo Kiev, which eliminated it slightly, making sure its presence in Next phase since round, winning 1-3 in Ukraine. The draw has made PSG to be their opponent, many consider them favorites in French, but English band managed to obtain the first qualification in the semifinals after winning 1-0 the Etihad Stadium, with France being the score of 2- 2. Pellegrini’s band has a pretty good attack, managed to score 18 times in this edition of the Champions League, but one feeble being defensive in the first goal in eight of the 10 matches so far, cashing a total of 11 goals. Toure is the only absent from camp hosts and will miss tonight because of muscle problems.

Real Madrid unlike his opponent, has a chance at winning the championship, being in the moment just a point behind leaders Barcelona. But the main goal for Madrid was long and certainly Champions League trophy is still, despite the fact that they could conquer the title in Spain. It is the sixth consecutive year that the band “blanco” reach the semifinals of the competition, this season making it with some excitement. If the groups have little difficulty Real, also with a double in optimal light with Rome in the band’s quarters Zizou disappointed with Wolfsburg in the first round, losing 2-0 to Germany in the semifinals qualification being questioned. In return, however, the “Galacticos”, led by Cristiano Ronaldo, managed to remount score on Volkswagen Arena, winning 3-0 coming Portuguese ramp with a hat-trick. Grouping Spanish has a defense very solid, cashed only 5 goals this season, having also an attack exceptional, pointing out 26 times in 10 games, 16 of them passed into law by Cristiano Ronaldo, who is very close to overcome their own record. Zidane has propleme batch, except fellow, Benzema, is uncertain and nobody knows if it will perform tonight, the French coach saying the striker is still 100% fit for the game.

Probable teams

• Manchester City
Hart – Sagna, Otamendi, Kompany, Clichy – Fernando Fernandinho – Navas De Bruyne, Silva – Agüero

•Real madrid
Navas – Carvajal, Ramos, Pepe, Marcelo – Modrić, Casemiro, Kroos – Bale, Jese (Lucas Vázquez), Ronaldo