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Defending Champions Against The Most Successful Club in Europe: Man City Vs Real Madrid in Uefa Champions League (UCL)

Man City vs Real Madrid, the power-packed showdown is going to happen in the quarterfinals of the 2023-24 competition. And the world is awaiting the meetup of the two best teams in the football world. The upcoming match is scheduled on 10th April 2024 and the next game will be on 18th April 2024.

The semi-final draw of the Uefa Champions League 2023/2024 has been announced. The Semi-Final 1 will be between the winner of the quarter-final- Atletico vs Dortmund- with the winner of the last eight matches Barcelona vs PSG. In the Semi Final 2, the winner of Arsenal vs Bayern Munich will battle with the winner of Manchester City vs Real Madrid.

Man City vs Real Madrid Timeline

The last time they met was in the first leg of the 2023 tournament and the match ended in a power-packed match of 1-1 draw that was held at Santiago Bernabeu. They led them to the finals to beat Inter Milan with a surprising Man City 4-0 win in the return fixture.

History is proof that these teams are full of potential.  Man City vs Real Madrid first happened during the low stakes of the 2012/13 group stage just ahead of a 2016 semifinal showdown. There was a gap of 6 months because of the coronavirus pandemic lockdown after the knockout tie of 2020 with the two legs. After the break, they came stronger on the ground with an unforgettable semifinal epic.

2020 Champions League highlights Real Madrid Vs Man City

Let’s look at some of their previous matches to get an overview of what awaits.

DateHome teamAway teamResult
05/17/2023Man CityReal Madrid4-0
05/09/2023Real MadridMan City1-1
05/04/2022Real MadridMan City3-1
04/26/2022Man CityReal Madrid4-3
08/07/2020Man CityReal Madrid2-1
02/26/2020Real MadridMan City1-2
05/04/2016Real MadridMan City1-0
04/26/2016Man CityReal Madrid0-0
11/21/2012Man CityReal Madrid1-1
09/18/2012Real MadridMan City3-2


Man City vs Real Madrid Head-to-Head

There have been 10 Man City vs Real Madrid head-to-head matches. In these 10 matches, Manchester City has claimed four victories and Real Madrid has been the winner four times. while the rest of the three matches were a draw.

Real Madrid has created a record by winning 14 times in their history. However, Man City claimed their first Champions League title in the 2023 league under Pep Guardiola.

 TotalReal Madrid (W)Manchester City (W)Draws
Total Matches12453
Total Score411922 
Santiago Bernabéu Stadium6411
Etihad Stadium6042

Man City vs Real Madrid Lineups (Expected)

Man City vs Real Madrid is going to happen on 10th April 2024 at Santiago Bernabeu. The match will start at 00:30 (IST). Our experts have analyzed the previous pattern and present scenario and come up with a predicted lineup for each team.

Thibaut Courtois (Goalkeeper)Stefan Ortega Moreno (Goalkeeper)
Andriy Lunin (Goalkeeper)Ederson (GoalKeeper)
Kepa Arrizabalaga (Goalkeeper)Scott Carson (GoalKeeper)
Diego Pineiro (Goalkeeper)True Grant (GoalKeeper)
Francisco Gonzalez (Goalkeeper)Ruben Dias (Defender)
Daniel Carvajal (Defender)John Stones (Defender)
Eden Militao (Defender)Nathan Ake (Defender)
David Alaba (Defender)Josko Gvardiol (Defender)
Nachop (Defender)Manuel Akanji (Defender)
Francisco Garcia (Defender)Max Alleyne (Defender)
Antonio Ruediger (Defender)Rico Lewis (Defender)
Ferland Mendy (Defender)Mateo Kovacic (Midfielder)
Alvaro Carrillo (Defender)Jack Grealish (Midfielder)
Vinicius Augusto (Defender)Rodri (Midfielder)
Jude Bellingham (Midfielder)Bernardo Silva (Midfielder)
Toni Kroos (Midfielder)Sergio Gomez (Midfielder)
Luka Modric (Midfielder)Matheus Numes (Midfielder)
Eduardo Camavinga (Midfielder)Phil Foden (Midfielder)
Federico Valverde (Midfielder)Oscar Bobb (Midfielder)
Lucas Vazquez (Midfielder)Jacob Wright (Midfielder)
Aurelien Tchouameni (Midfielder0Mahamadou Susoho (Midfielder)
Dani Ceballos (Midfielder)Micah Hamilton (Midfielder)
Brahim Diaz (Midfielder)Erling Haaland (Forward)
Arda Gueler (Midfielder)Jeremy Doku (Forward0
Mario Martin (Midfielder)Julian Alvarez (Forward)
Nico (Midfielder) 
Vinicius Junior (Forward)
Rodrygo (Forward)
Joselu (Forward)
Alvaro Rodriguez (Forward)
Gonzala Garcia (Forward)

Injured Players

The Champions League quarter-finals of Man City vs Real Madrid is in just two weeks, however, a few of the key players have sustained injuries. We hope to see them recover soon, otherwise it can affect the match dynamics.

Here’s the updated list of the injured players from each group:

Real Madrid:

  • Eduardo Camavinga: A key midfielder of Real Madrid, Eduardo Camavinga, suffered an injury during the match between the French national team and Chile (3-2)
  • Ferland Mendy (Defender): Sustained calf injury during training in early March.  ([Unconfirmed source])
  • Dani Ceballos (Midfielder): Picked up quadriceps injury while playing for Real Madrid in a La Liga match on February 25th, 2024.

Manchester City:

  • Kyle Walker (Defender): Suffered thigh injury. during an international friendly between England and Brazil on March 20th, 2024.
  • John Stones: In another unfortunate moment, Manchester City’s key player John Stones sustained an injury. This happened during a FIFA date match between the England and Belgium national teams.

Who Will Win?

No matter who wins the Man City vs Real Madrid match, it is sure to be an entertaining one. Looking at the Real Madrid vs Man City stats, it is evident that Manchester City has claimed victory just once while Real Madrid has shown record-making performance in history. However, some of the key players of both teams are injured which can change the game dynamics. Both the teams are efficient, deserving, and powerful, but only time will tell who will win the Uefa Champions League (UCL) 2023/24. On one side is the defending champions and on the other side is the most successful club in Europe.

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