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Manchester City
Real Madrid

UEFA Women's Champions League Qualifying
UEFA Women's Champions League Qualifying
Sunday 21 August 2022
Kickoff at 20:00 BST
Alfredo Di Stéfano
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Everything you need to know about our Women's Champions League clash with Real Madrid...

When and where

City's return to European action continues against Real Madrid on Sunday 21 August at Madrid's Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano, with kick-off scheduled for 20:00 (UK).

The match is available to watch live on CITY+ and our official Recast channel.


Available for just £2.99 per month across all our digital platforms, a CITY+ subscription provides supporters with unrivalled access to new and exclusive City content.

It will allow you to watch full-match replays of all Men's and Women's matches as well as selected broadcasts of Women's, Elite Development Squad and Academy matches.

Recast, a pay-per-view streaming platform, gives fans easy and affordable access to the sports and entertainment they love.

If you can’t tune in, you can follow all the action as it unfolds on our dedicated matchday Twitter account: @ManCityWomen.

A comprehensive match report, as well as reaction from Gareth Taylor and one of our players, will also be available just after full-time here on and the official Man City app.

Competition format

City entered the UEFA Women's Champions League at the First Round stage in Group Four of the league path.

This match is the Round One final after we beat Tomiris-Turan 6-0 on Thursday night.

The winner of Sunday's match will then facing a two-legged Round Two tie in order to qualify for the 16-team group stage that begins in October.

Should the match finish level after 90 minutes, then extra time and penalties will be used to decide the victor.


Team news

Gareth Taylor says there are no fresh injury concerns ahead of Sunday’s UEFA Women’s Champions League qualifier against Real Madrid.

It means that, bar Ellen White being unavailable for personal reasons and Ruby Mace continuing her recovery from a summer injury at the Under-19 Euros, Taylor has a strong squad at his disposal against Las Blancas.

Previous encounter

The two sides met in the second qualifying round of last year's competition - the round the winner of this tie will reach.

The first leg was a 1-1 draw at the Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano, where Sunday's match will be played. Caroline Weir scored City's goal in the first leg. The Scottish international has since moved to Madrid and is expected to line up against City this weekend.

A 1-0 defeat at the Academy Stadium in the second leg ended City's participation at that stage, while Real Madrid went to the group stages.

Match Officials

Referee: Shona Shukrula (NED)
Assistant referees: Laura Cordani (SMR), Andrea Milošević (SRB)
Fourth official: Marina Živković (SRB)

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