Find out everything you need to know ahead of City's Champions League quarter-final first leg trip to Real Madrid.


We face the Spanish giants at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on Tuesday 9 April with kick-off scheduled for 20:00 (UK).

The game will be shown live in the UK on TNT Sports 2, and you can keep across all of the action via the official Man City app, as well as the key moments on Twitter: @ManCity.

Supporters living around the world can find out how they can tune in via our global TV listings, courtesy of

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Our official app allows you to follow all of the action from Madrid in one place.

Minute-by-minute text updates will begin in our Matchday Centre two hours before kick-off, whilst our Matchday Live show will begin at 18:45 (UK).

Jill Roord, Shaun Goater and Izzy Christiansen are the special guests on Matchday Live, offering their expert insight at half-time and in greater detail after the final whistle.

They will also answer viewer questions throughout the broadcast, with audience participation actively encouraged on Matchday Live. To get in touch, send a WhatsApp to: +447537186538.


During the game you can listen to live audio commentary from Alistair Mann and Andy Morrison while our text commentary continues.

Make sure to have push notifications turned on as well, so you can be alerted to key moments in the action, including goals, red cards and the team news.

Highlights from the match, as well as a full-match replay [available on CITY+] will also be available.


REAL MADRID XI: Lunin; Carvajal, Tchouameni, Rudiger, Mendy; Camavinga, Valverde, Kroos; Rodrygo, Bellingham, Vinicius Jr

Subs: Kepa, Fran, Militao, Nacho, Modric, Joselu, Lucas V, Ceballos, Fran Garcia, Brahim, Guler

CITY XI: Ortega Moreno, Akanji, Stones, Dias (C), Gvardiol, Rodrigo, Kovacic, Bernardo, Foden, Grealish, Haaland

Subs: Ederson, Carson, De Bruyne, Doku, Alvarez, Gomez, Nunes, Bobb, Susoho, Lewis


Guardiola will have no suspensions, however, if Ruben Dias picks up a yellow card in this match, he will miss the return leg at the Etihad Stadium.

Carlo Ancelotti also has no suspensions for the game, but Jude Bellingham, Eduardo Camavinga, Aurelien Tchouameni and Vinicius Junior will need to tread carefully as they are all one booking away from missing the return leg.


Our last trip to the Bernabeu came in last season’s Champions League campaign at the semi-final first leg stage.

Vinicius Junior’s first-half strike opened the scoring for the hosts after City had the better of the early running.

However, Kevin De Bruyne stepped up with a piledriver of his own to level the scores on the night and lift the spirits of our outstanding travelling support.

We then met in the return leg at the Etihad, where Guardiola’s side completed an incredible 4-0 win in a pulsating encounter to complete a 5-1 aggregate victory.


In our last game in the Champions League, we completed a 6-2 aggregate success over FC Copenhagen with a 3-1 victory at the Etihad Stadium, thanks to goals from Julian Alvarez, Manual Akanji and Erling Haaland.

In league terms, Kevin De Bruyne notched up 100 goals in blue as his beautiful brace helped City to a 4-2 victory at Crystal Palace last Saturday.

KDB produced a rocket to cancel out Jean-Philippe Mateta’s early opener for the hosts as we went in level at the break.

Rico Lewis put us ahead shortly after the restart before Erling Haaland marked his return to the team with a close-range finish following a clever cut-back by De Bruyne.

The brilliant Belgian notched up his century with a stunning left-foot drive to spark joyous scenes among the visitors.

As for Real Madrid, their last fixture was on 31st March, running out 2-0 victors over Athletic Club in the La Liga thanks to a brace from Rodrygo.


Referee: Francois Letexier FRA

Assistant referees: Cyril Mugnier FRA, Mehdi Rahmouni FRA

Fourth official: Pierre Gaillouste FRA

Video Assistant Referee: Jerome Brisard FRA

Assistant Video Assistant Referee: Willy Delajod FRA


City’s clash with Real Madrid will be broadcast live in the United Kingdom on TNT Sports 2.

Those residing outside of Great Britain can find out how to tune in below by clicking this link to our full TV guide courtesy of

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