Behind the Scenes

Training: City prepare ahead of Real Madrid clash

Manchester City finalised preparations at the City Football Academy on Monday afternoon, ahead of our Champions League semi-final first leg against Real Madrid.

Pep Guardiola put his players through their paces before Tuesday night’s big Etihad clash against the Spanish giants.

City face Real Madrid on Tuesday, 26 April at the Etihad with kick-off scheduled for 20:00 (UK).

We'll have full coverage of the game on the official Man City app, which provides everything you need to stay close to the action in one place.


Minute-by-minute text updates get under way in our Matchday Centre at 18:00 and our Matchday Live show will begin one hour before kick-off, when Shaun Wright-Phillips, Shaun Goater and David James will join presenter Cel Spellman for the usual mix of City centric entertainment and analysis.

Our panel will reconvene at half-time for a quick debrief and again at full-time to deliver their post-match verdict and you can send in your questions throughout via WhatsApp: +447537186538.

During the game you can also listen to live commentary from Alistair Mann and Andy Morrison.

You can watch highlights of the game for free from midnight after the game, when CITY+ subscribers will also be able to access a full-match replay.

Download the Man City app now and you won’t miss a beat. Don’t forget to turn push notifications on, that way you’ll get reminders of everything as the day unfolds.

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