Guardiola surprises with his eleven against Real Madrid: Manchester City comes out with Cancelo and Walker

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Manchester City wants to repeat the Champions League final . The English team visits the Santiago Bernabéu to face the most complicated and important match of the season. The Citizen managed to finish the first leg with victory, but they still know that it will be difficult to break the spirit of Real Madrid . Pep Guardiola has already announced his eleven, where there is little news regarding the line-up that got 4-3 in the first leg.

The Catalan coach entrusts the second leg of the Champions League semifinals at the Santiago Bernabéu to the same men, except for the right-back.

Guardiola came to this match with doubts that he has dispelled. Kyle Walker , John Stones and Nathan Aké traveled with inconvenience. Pep already suffered the physical problems of the first two in the first leg. The British centre-back, moved to the right, had to request the change to rest due to injury. Of course, the one from Santpedor recovers one of the most fit players that the English team has had this year, who will be on the left side: Joao Cancelo .

In addition to the Portuguese, the defense will have Ruben Dias accompanied by Aymeric Laporte at the center of the defense. Kyle Walker will be placed on the right, so Guardiola bets on a touched player. Meanwhile, in goal, Ederson ‘s ownership offered little doubt. There will be no news in midfield. Rodri is immovable in the pivot and next to him will be Kevin de Bruyne and Bernardo Silva . The doubt about the presence of Ilkay Gundogan dissipates.

In the attack, Guardiola has decided to repeat with his chosen ones in the first leg. Phil Foden along with Riyad Mahrez and Gabriel Jesús will be the men who will try to repeat the good attacking performance they showed against Real Madrid in Manchester . Although they also forgave clear occasions in excess, the Catalan coach is confident in the skills of the same men. It will be important for them to score goals to avoid a white comeback.

Pep Guardiola’s team played a sublime game at the Etihad Stadium. They dominated the game and time, and even managed to score goals, up to four. However, they had serious problems behind and that caused the Madrid team to take advantage of it to make blood in their few arrivals. Thanks to that, Ancelotti’s men are still alive.

A 4-3 that allows them to reach the Bernabéu with the condition of being favourites, but with the obligation not to give the whites up for dead. One goal by Ancelotti’s men sent the game into extra time and two left them completely out of the fight to get into the grand final, something they already managed to do last year when they lost in the fight for the continental title against Chelsea .

This year, Guardiola’s men believe they have learned their lesson, but to try to win the orejona they will have to reach the final and that means being victorious at the Santiago Bernabéu, where Tuchel ‘s men and PSG have already fallen this year . For this reason, the Catalan coach is already clear about what the necessary plan will be to find a good result in the white coliseum and that goes through solving the problems that they registered in the first leg in defense.