Real Madrid vs Manchester City predicted lineups and Team news for Champions League semi-final

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Manchester City travel to the Santiago Bernabeu to face Real Madrid in the UEFA Champions League semifinal first leg on Tuesday, May 9.

Pep Guardiola’s side are unbeaten in their last 20 matches in all competitions, winning 17 of them. They knocked out RB Leipzig and Bayern Munich on their way to the last four.

Los Blancos have already had some success against English sides in the UEFA Champions League this season, beating both Liverpool and Chelsea in the knockout rounds. They also beat City in the semi-finals last year, which will give them some confidence going into this game.

The winner of the tie will face either AC Milan or Inter Milan in the final in Istanbul.

Team news

Real Madrid are dealing with a couple of defensive issues, with Eder Militao suspended for this fixture and Ferland Mendy still battling a calf injury. Luka Modric should, however, be fit to start after overcoming his hamstring issue to feature in the Copa del Rey win on Sunday.

Kevin De Bruyne returned to the starting Manchester City side against Leeds in a timely boost for Pep Guardiola, though Nathan Ake’s second half substitution during that encounter is cause for concern. The Dutch defender’s hamstring injury could rule him out.

Predicted line-ups

Real Madrid XI: Courtois; Carvajal, Rudiger, Alaba, Camavinga; Valverde, Modric, Kroos; Rodrygo, Benzema, Vinicius Jr.

Manchester City XI: Ederson; Walker, Dias, Akanji; Stones, Rodri; Silva, De Bruyne, Gundogan, Grealish; Haaland.

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