Manchester City and Real Madrid will face each other at Etihad Stadium (Manchester) on Tuesday, April 26 for the first leg of the 2021-2022 Champions League semi-final. Here you can find out the lineups of both teams for this game. It will be broadcast in the United States on FuboTV (Free-Trial) and Paramount+ (Free-Trial). Other options: TUDN App TUDN USA, TUDNxtra, TUDN.com. Also, if you are in Canada, you can follow the match by tunning DAZN.
Manchester City reached the Champions League semi-final after defeating Atletico Madrid 1-0 on the aggregate. A goalless draw in the Spanish capital was enough for The Citizens to progress to the semi-final for the second season running. The team led by Pep Guardiola is undefeated at the Etihad in the Champions League since a 2-1 loss to Lyon back in September 2018. Furthermore, Manchester City are at the top of the Premier League standings with 80 points, and in their last match defeated Watford FC 5-1.
On the other hand, Real Madrid reached the Champions League semi-final after beating Chelsea 5-4 on the aggregate. Carlo Ancelotti's side enter the first leg having battled past Osasuna 3-1 on Wednesday, April 20, also, El Merengue will visit Manchester City on a six-game winning streak away from home across all competitions.
Manchester City’s lineups
Manchester City will have to cope without Joao Cancelo for the first leg, as the Portuguese picked up his third caution of the tournament at the Wanda Metropolitano.
Manchester City starting XI: Ederson; Walker, Dias, Laporte, Zinchenko; Silva, Rodri, De Bruyne; Mahrez, Jesús, Foden.
Real Madrid’s lineups
Real Madrid do not have any suspension concerns. Casemiro, with an issue, won't be part of the starting XI.
Real Madrid starting XI: Courtois; Carvajal, Militao, Alaba, Mendy; Valverde, Kroos, Modric; Rodrygo, Benzema, Vinicius Júnior.