City have been drawn against Real Madrid in the 2023/24 UEFA Champions League quarter-final.

The first leg will be played at the Bernabeu Stadium on 9 April with the return match at the Etihad Stadium on 17 April.

And should Pep Guardiola’s side progress past Madrid, we will face either Arsenal or Bayern Munich in the semi-finals which take place in May.

In European Champions League competition overall, our record against Madrid is played ten, won four, drawn three and lost three.

City have good memories against Madrid fresh in the mind heading into the 2023/24 clash between the clubs in the competition.


We defeated them over two legs in the semi-finals on our way to victory in Istanbul last time out, drawing 1-1 with Carlo Ancelotti’s team away from home before an astonishing home performance saw us see off the 14-time UCL winners 4-0 in the second leg on a night that few who were there will ever forget.

Player of the Match Bernardo Silva bagged a brilliant brace allied to efforts from Manuel Akanji and Julian Alvarez in front of 52,313.

That evening went a long way in ensuring we are now the competition’s defending champions as we secured our first-ever UCL crown in the June showpiece.

That defence has certainly gone well so far in this current campaign.

We emerged into the Round of 16 after easing through Group G with maximum points via wins home and away over Red Star Belgrade, RB Leipzig and Young Boys.

We followed that up by progressing to this current stage after a 6-2 aggregate victory over FC Copenhagen.

The second leg 3-1 win made it 30 Champions League games unbeaten at the Etihad - extending our English record in the competition to six matches better than Arsenal’s 24 from 2004-2009.

The result also meant we have gone 22 games unbeaten home and away in Europe and also won our last 10 Champions League matches, becoming the first English side ever to achieve that figure.

Now it’s on to the quarter-finals - our seventh successive season reaching this point in the competition - as we look to get a stage closer to London 2024 at Wembley Stadium.

We have won our past three last-eight ties, defeating Borussia Dortmund in 2020/21, Atletico Madrid in 2021/22 and Bayern Munich in 2022/23.

The confirmed ticket details of our latest quarter-final matches will follow in due course.


Arsenal v Bayern Munich
Atletico Madrid v Borussia Dortmund
Real Madrid v Manchester City
Paris Saint-Germain v Barcelona


Atletico Madrid/Borussia Dortmund v Paris Saint-Germain/Barcelona
Arsenal/Bayern Munich v Real Madrid/Manchester City