Real Madrid and Manchester City gear up for first leg clash in the semis
As the Champions League semi-finals approach, all eyes will be on the clash between Real Madrid and Manchester City. Both teams will be looking to secure a victory as they vie for a spot in the finals.
Projected Lineups for the match
Real Madrid’s Projected Lineup:
Thibaut Courtois; Dani Carvajal, Raphael Varane, Sergio Ramos, Ferland Mendy; Casemiro, Luka Modric, Toni Kroos; Eden Hazard, Karim Benzema, Vinicius Junior.
Manchester City’s Projected Lineup:
Ederson; Kyle Walker, Ruben Dias, Aymeric Laporte, Joao Cancelo; Ilkay Gundogan, Rodri, Kevin De Bruyne; Riyad Mahrez, Phil Foden, Bernardo Silva.
Team News for Real Madrid and Manchester City
Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has confirmed that Sergio Ramos is back in action after a calf problem, while Ferland Mendy’s injury is not serious, so he should feature. Eden Hazard has been declared fit, but it remains to be seen whether he will be included in the starting XI.
Manchester City will be without key defender Eric Garcia, who is currently sidelined with an illness. Pep Guardiola will be hoping that John Stones can step up to the plate in his absence.
With both teams looking to prove themselves on the big stage, fans can expect a fierce and thrilling encounter in the Champions League semi-finals.