Bernabeu set to host mouth-watering semifinal first-leg conflict between Actual Madrid and Manchester Metropolis.
When: Tuesday, Could 9
The place: Santiago Bernabeu Stadium, Madrid
Kickoff: 19:00 GMT
Two of the most effective attacking groups in Europe face off within the Champions League semifinals on Tuesday with Manchester Metropolis’s record-breaking Erling Haaland going towards Actual Madrid’s red-hot attacking trio of Vinicius Jr, Rodrygo and Karim Benzema.
It is going to be a rematch of final yr’s semifinal when Madrid mounted a stunning comeback to get the higher of Metropolis and went on to win a record-extending 14th title.
Metropolis and Haaland are in imperious type. The 22-year-old Norwegian has scored 12 of Metropolis’s 26 targets within the Champions League this season. He wants 5 extra to equal Cristiano Ronaldo’s single-season report of 17 targets for Madrid in 2013-14
Manchester Metropolis, looking unstoppable on the prime of the Premier League, are in search of to change into solely the second English aspect to win the Champions League, Premier League and FA Cup treble after their rivals Manchester United achieved the feat in 1999.
Actual Madrid, third in La Liga and trailing leaders Barcelona by 14 factors, will take coronary heart from successful the Copa del Rey on Saturday for the primary time since 2014.
And Madrid have a knack for beating English groups. This season they’ve knocked out Liverpool and Chelsea whereas final yr they beat Chelsea, Metropolis and Liverpool en path to Champions League glory.
Actual Madrid centre again Militao shall be suspended for the primary leg after choosing up his third reserving of the match within the quarterfinal second victory over Chelsea. Left again Ferland Mendy is anticipated to overlook out as a result of a calf downside.
Madrid’s 37-year-old playmaker Luka Modric is ready to play for Carlo Ancelotti’s aspect after recovering from a hamstring harm.
Metropolis defender Nathan Ake is prone to miss out after choosing up an harm through the 2-1 win over Leeds United on Saturday.
Pep Guardiola is ready to welcome again Metropolis regulars Jake Grealish, John Stones, Rodri and Bernado Silva, who had been rested towards Leeds. Metropolis’s Kevin De Bruyne returned from harm for that sport and can probably begin on Tuesday.
The 2 sides have performed one another eight occasions. Actual Madrid have received three video games, Metropolis have additionally received three and two had been attracts.
Actual Madrid (Champions League): L W W W W W
Actual Madrid (all competitions): W W L W L W
Man Metropolis (Champions League): D W D W W D
Man Metropolis (all competitions): D W W W W W
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