The clock keeps ticking as the race to the final of the 2021/2022 UEFA Champions gets hotter.
Real Madrid will be facing their former nemesis Pep Guadiola once again as they visit the Ethihad stadium to take on Manchester city who saw off another Spanish opponent Atletico Madrid in the quarter finals.
The two sides have met on six previous occasions, with Man City recording two wins, Real Madrid triumphing twice and the other two games ending in a draw.
Manchester City and Real Madrid will be meeting for the second time in the Champions League semi-finals in a truly fascinating encounter.
Their first semi-finals encounter was in the 2015-16 competition with the first leg ending goalless at the Etihad Stadium before Los Blancos won the second leg 1-0 at Bernabeu through Fernando’s own goal.
It’s the competition’s most successful ever team, Real Madrid, taking on big-money pretenders Manchester City, whose are chasing their first ever Champions League title in a battle of equals.
For Pep Guadiola to advance to the finals of this year’s competition, he would have to find a way to tame Karim Benzema.
The Frenchman’s sensational performance saw Paris Saint German out of the competition in the round of 16, completing a hattrick at the Bernabeu stadium.
He then continued with his magical performance with another hattrick against defending champions Chelsea in a thrilling quarter finals clash to push the Los Blancos to the semi-finals of the competition.
Man City – 2W
Real Madrid – 2W
Draw – 2D
Formations and and probably Lineups
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