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Training: Madrid on the mind

The best images from Monday's session ahead of City's Champions League showdown with Real Madrid.

Pep Guardiola's men welcome Los Blancos to the Etihad Stadium on Tuesday 26 April, with kick-off scheduled for 20:00 (UK).

While the outcome of the tie won't be decided until next week's reverse fixture at the Bernabeu, a positive result in the first leg could provide City's hopes of back-to-back finals with a huge boost.

Standing in our way are the most successful side in Champions League history, with Madrid hoping to claim Europe's top prize for a record 14th time.


With the visitors having already beaten Paris Saint-Germain and Chelsea en route to the last four, City will need to be at our best once again to overcome Carlo Ancelotti's side.

However, coming into the tie on the back of a convincing 5-1 Premier League win over Watford, spirits are high among Guardiola's men.

And there were plenty of smiles on show during Monday's session at the City Football Academy, as the players geared up sharpened up in the gym and out on the pitch.

Check out the best images via the gallery below...

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