Manchester City vs Real Madrid: Match Preview & Head to Head H2H 2022

Manchester City vs Real Madrid: Match Preview & Head to Head H2H 2022

Manchester City vs Real Madrid: Match Preview & Head to Head H2H

Manchester City vs Real Madrid UEFA Champions League preview and Head to Head Records

Manchester City hosts Real Madrid FC in the semifinals of the UEFA Champions League at the Etihad Stadium on Tuesday.

The Premier League giants cruised past Watford during the weekend by a scoreline of 5-0 - with Gabriel Jesus being the main architect with four goals and an assist. However, this time around, they face a solid Real Madrid Side who have eliminated the likes of Messi's PSG and former European Champions Chelsea.

Gabriel Jesus On Song For City
With few games remaining to wrap up the season and take the Premier League crown, City themselves know how costly a slip can become. On Saturday, afternoon Gabriel Jesus found the back of the net on four different occasions and also gave an assist - making the Brazilian forward to be the first in the club to be involved in five goals in a single - after Sergio Aguero against Southampton - who hit 5 to take all three points. 

This development is good news for Pep Guardiola who has been struggling to find a consistent goal scorer but will he include Jesus to lead the attack on Tuesday? The Manchester City boss was full of praise for the striker and reaffirmed what an important player he is to the club.

The city will earnestly hope for the Brazilian to replicate (even if a little of) his performance against The Blancos who are chasing a 14th Champions League Trophy.

Benzema On The Brink Of History
Real Madrid has not won the Champions League since 2013 but the story might be different this time around. Thanks to the proficiency of French Striker Karim Benzema in front of goal, they have successfully eliminated some Champions League favourites including Chelsea and P.S.G. in short, 7 out of 8 (including two hattricks) of all Madrid's goals in the knockout stages have been scored by Benzema and the odds are high that he might get another one on Tuesday.

For sure, Manchester City knows the danger posed by Real Madrid but can their defence keep him out for long given injuries and suspension to John Stones, Kyle Walker, and Joao Cancelo? This perhaps will be a major cause of concern for Guardiola.

Manchester City Team News
Joan Cancelo will not be available for the match as he picked up a third yellow during the drawn game against Athletico Madrid at the Wanda Metropolitano. Ukraine defender, Zinchenko is more likely to fill in the role.

Manchester City is also sweating over the angle injury of Kyle Walker however, the City boss has said that the English defender's recovery is going smooth. Another injury doubt is John Stone who is batting with a muscular injury. 

Aside from these, Pep Guardiola has a full squad to choose from.

Real Madrid Team News
David Alaba picked up a thigh injury during win against Osasuna on weekend and won't be available for the match. Casemiro, Mariano Diaz, Luca Jovic and Eden Hazard are out while Eder Militao is available after ban against Chelsea.  The game may come too soon for Ferland Mendy who did not engage in Full training.

Manchester City Vs Real Madrid Head To Head

Date Home Result Away Competition
07/08/20  Manchester City 2 - 1 Real Madrid UCL
26/02/20 Real Madrid 1 - 2 Manchester City UCL
04/05/16 Real Madrid 1 - 0 Manchester City UCL
26/04/16 Manchester City 0 - 0 Real Madrid UCL
21/11/12 Manchester City 1 - 1 Real Madrid UCL
18/09/12 Real Madrid 3 - 2 Manchester City UCL

Key Facts
  • Manchester City has kept a clean sheet in their last 4 Champions League games.
  • In their last 23 games in Champions League, Manchester City have recorded 20 undefeated encounters.
  • Manchester City's last 3 games in the Champions League have been low-scoring, with under 2.5 goals scored.
  • Real Madrid has conceded an average of 0.40 goals in their away Champions League matches

Manchester City's last 6 Games

Home Result AwayCompetition
Manchester City 5 - 1 Watford EPL
Manchester City 3 - 0 Brighton EPL
Manchester City 2 - 3 Liverpool FA
Atl├ętico Madrid 0 - 0 Manchester City UCL
Manchester City 2 - 2 Liverpool EPL
Manchester City 1 - 0 Atl├ętico Madrid UCL

Real Madrid's last 6 Games

Home Result AwayCompetition
CA Osasuna 1 - 3 Real Madrid Es1
Sevilla FC2 - 3 Real Madrid
Real Madrid 1 - 3 Chelsea UCL
Real Madrid 2 - 0 Getafe CF Es1
Chelsea1 - 3 Real Madrid UCL
Celta de Vigo 1 - 2 Real Madrid Es1
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