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Confirmed Line-Ups: Real Madrid vs Manchester City (UEFA Champions League Quarter-Final first-leg)



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Manchester City take on Real Madrid in the first-leg of their UEFA Champions League quarter-final tie on Tuesday night with a meeting at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Tuesday night’s contest is a repeat of last season’s Champions League semi-final clash, when Manchester City held out to a 1-1 draw in Spain before demolishing the competition’s most successful club through a 4-0 scoreline at the Etihad Stadium in the second-leg.

City have been faultless so far in their defence of their maiden UEFA Champions League crown, dismissing of BSC Young Boys, Crvena zvezda, and RB Leipzig in a six-game group stage, before progressing past FC Copenhagen in the last-16.

Pep Guardiola and his players travel to Madrid with their own selection headaches and personnel problems due to injury and fitness concerns, with Kyle Walker and Nathan Ake both remaining outside of the travelling squad.

Josko Gvardiol has made it into Manchester City’s 21-man travelling party for the meeting at the Santiago Bernabeu, but despite the slim options in defence already, Guardiola has indicated that the Croatian remains a doubt himself.

Ahead of kick-off in the Spanish capital of Madrid, here is how both Carlo Ancelotti and Pep Guardiola have lined-up their respective Real Madrid and Manchester City sides for the clash at the Santiago Bernabeu!

Real Madrid

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

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

Manchester City

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

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