Real Madrid v Manchester City factfile

Factfile on Real Madrid and Manchester City ahead of the Champions League semi-final, second leg between the clubs at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium on Wednesday:

First leg Tuesday, April 26 At Manchester Manchester City (ENG) 0 Real Madrid 0

Real Madrid

Injured Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo watched from the stands last Tuesday but the three-time World Player of the Year and the Portuguese returned to training on Sunday. He has been in blistering form in the Champions League this season, scoring 16 goals in 10 appearances.

Karim Benzema came off injured at half-time in the first leg and is a mild doubt. Gareth Bale was also ineffective in the first leg but his thunderous header kept an under-strength Real in the chase for the La Liga title with a hard-fought 1-0 win at Real Sociedad on Saturday, their tenth league win in a row.

Form:

Man City

Manchester City go to Madrid knowing a score draw is enough for them to qualify for a first ever Champions League final after the 0-0 draw in Manchester last week where Joe Hart kept City’s hopes alive with two key saves. But City go into the game on the back of a painful 4-2 league defeat at Southampton on Sunday where coach Manuel Pellegrini made eight changes.

Only Hart, Nicolas Otamendi and Fernandinho started against Madrid and Southampton, and while Yaya Toure is expected to be fit, David Silva will miss the return leg. On a positive note striker Kelechi Iheanacho scored twice in the weekend defeat while Hart picked the ball out of his net four times mainly because he was at the mercy of his own leaky defence

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. Coaches: Real Madrid – Zinedine Zidane (FRA) — 43 yrs

Manchester City – Manuel Pellegrini (CHI) — 62 yrs

Leading scorers in all competitions: Manchester City – Sergio Aguero (28 goals)

Real Madrid – Cristiano Ronaldo (47 goals)

Road to quarter-finals:

Manchester City – Winners of Group D ahead of Juventus;

beat Dynamo Kiev (UKR) 3-1 on aggregate in last 16,

beat Paris Saint Germain 3-2 in the quarter-finals

Real Madrid – Winners of Group A ahead of Paris Saint-Germain;

beat Roma (ITA) 4-0 on aggregate in last 16,

beat Wolfsburg 3-2 on aggregate

European Cup/Champions League best performances:

Manchester City – quarter-finals 2016

Real Madrid – ten-time winners 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1966, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2014

Other honours:

Manchester City – 4 x English champions, 5 x FA Cup winners, 4 x League Cup winners, 4 x Community Shield winners, 1 x Cup Winners’ Cup winners

Real Madrid – 32 x Spanish champions, 19 x Spanish Cup winners, 9 x Spanish Supercup winners, 2 x UEFA Cup winners, 2 x UEFA Super Cup winners, 3 x Intercontinental Cup winners, 1 x Club World Cup winners

Previous meetings before this season:

Champions League Group phase 18/09/2012 Real Madrid 3 Man City 2

Champions League Group phase 21/09/2012 Man City 1 Real Madrid 1

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