City boss Pep Guardiola has named a 21-man squad to travel to Spain for our UEFA Champions League quarter-final first leg tie against Real Madrid.

We take on the Spanish champions at the Bernabeu on Tuesday, April 9, kick-off 20.00pm (UK).

Following a morning training session at the CFA, the City boss, his staff and players left Manchester for the Spanish capital this afternoon.

It’s the third successive season that we have met Real in the knockout stages of the Champions League.

Two years ago, the Spaniards emerged victorious, securing a 6-5 aggregate victory in a dramatic two-legged semi-final encounter.

But last season we turned the tables, storming to a decisive 5-1 semi-final aggregate triumph en-route to claiming European football’s biggest prize for the first time.

Travelling squad

(in squad number order)

Ruben Dias, John Stones, Mateo Kovacic, Erling Haaland, Jack Grealish, Jeremy Doku, Rodrigo, Kevin De Bruyne, Stefan Ortega Moreno, Julian Alvarez, Bernardo Silva, Sergio Gomez, Josko Gvardiol, Manuel Akanji, Matheus Nunes, Ederson, Scott Carson, Phil Foden, Oscar Bobb, Mahamadou Susoho, Rico Lewis


Our official app allows you to follow all of the action from Spain 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).


We will have Jill Roord, Shaun Goater and Izzy Christiansen as special guests on the latest Matchday Live show, 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.