Real Madrid before overcoming a lousy record against Manchester City
Real Madrid left the Etihad relatively satisfied to have kept the difference to a single goal against Manchester City.
The logic is that he could complete another narrative-laden comeback at the Santiago Bernabéu and avoid making the same mistakes he made in the first leg.
However, to do so, Los Blancos will have to accomplish a feat they have never achieved before. In its long and illustrious history, Real Madrid have never reached the European Cup final after losing the first leg of the semi-final.
In eight attempts, they have never been successful, according to Diario AS . The closest they came was in 2013, when they drew 3-3 with Bayern Munich on aggregate. The match went to penalties, but Sergio Ramos’ infamous shot high into the night sky meant that Jupp Heynckes’ side would go on to win the tournament.
Even so, this tie has a different air. With the city of Manchester Like their rivals, Real Madrid face a team that is much less accustomed to pressure and is still looking for its first success in the competition. Carlo Ancelotti will once again hope that his team can show his winning mentality tonight.
Real Madrid were forced to release team news for the Man City clash early amid Ancelotti’s fears of a mole in the dressing room
REAL MADRID unveiled their starting line-up for tonight’s gigantic Champions League semi-final second leg against Manchester City TWO HOURS before kick-off.
Team news is usually revealed an hour before games are scheduled to start, but Carlo Ancelotti brought it forward amid fears of a mole in the dressing room.
Carlo Ancelotti announces his starting eleven at Real Madrid to face Manchester City two hours before kick-off
Champions League 2022 After midfielder Isco denied he was responsible for leaking team news earlier this month, Ancelotti has tended to name his side early.
As a result, tonight’s starting XI was announced early enough before kick-off to eliminate the chances of it being leaked by a locker room member.
Italian manager Ancelotti makes two changes from the team that lost last week’s thriller at the Etihad.
Defender Nacho and midfielder Casemiro enter for David Alaba and Rodrygo.