Match Preview

Real Madrid

Champions League
Champions League
Friday 7 August 2020
Kickoff at 20:00 BST
Etihad Stadium, Ashton New Rd, Manchester M11 3FF
No live TV coverage
Live text, audio and stats at mancity.com
Here is everything you need to know ahead of Manchester City’s Champions League game against Real Madrid.

When and where

The second leg of our last 16 tie takes place at the Etihad Stadium and will kick-off at 20:00 (UK) on Friday 7 August.

In the UK, the game will be broadcast live on BT Sport 1 and audio commentary will be provided by BBC Radio Manchester.

You can also follow all the action in our Matchday Centre here on mancity.com and on Twitter: @ManCity, whilst our live matchday show, We’re Not Really Here, will begin one hour before kick-off for a City-centric look at the game.

Fans living outside of the UK should check out our global TV listings to find out how they can tune in wherever they are in the world.

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Team news

City: Sergio Aguero is not expected to recover from his knee injury in time for this game, whilst Benjamin Mendy is suspended after picking up his third yellow card of the tournament in the first leg.

Pep Guardiola will provide a fitness update on the whole squad at his pre-match press conference on Thursday 6 August.

Real Madrid: Captain Sergio Ramos misses the game due to suspension after being sent off in the first leg.

Strike Mariano Diaz is a doubt after testing positive for COVID-19 last week. He is currently self-isolating, whilst there is also a question mark over the fitness of left-back Marcelo.

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Last meeting

City hold a 2-1 lead after producing one of our finest Champions League performances in the first leg at the Santiago Bernabeu in February.

Isco had given the hosts the lead on the hour mark, but Guardiola’s side fought back to seal a memorable win thanks to Gabriel Jesus’ header and Kevin De Bruyne’s penalty.

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Form guide

City: We won nine of our 12 games in all competitions since football returned in June and were in fine form in front of goal, scoring 36 times and conceding just five.

Real Madrid: Zinedine Zidane’s side won 10 games in succession after the restart, which saw them lift the La Liga title for the first time in three years. They then drew their final game of the season with Leganes.

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