Real Madrid host the first leg of their Champions League semi-final against Manchester City as they continue to chase another European trophy.
Real Madrid and Manchester City meet again this Tuesday for their UEFA Champions League semifinal first leg. A rematch of last season’s semi which saw ultimate winners Real advance 6-5 on aggregate, this one promises more drama between these two with the second leg just a week away. The winner of this semifinal will face either Milan or Inter in the June 10 final in Istanbul. But how will each team line up in this one? Let’s take a look at team news:
[Hq] Real Madrid vs. Manchester City Live UEFA Champions League semifinal free Score & Results In 5.09.2023
Tuesday’s broadcast schedule
UEFA Champions League Today, 2 p.m., Paramount+ and CBS
Tactical Cam: Manchester City vs. Real Madrid, 3 p.m., CBS Sports Golazo Network
UEFA Champions League Post-Match Show, 5 p.m., Paramount+ and CBS Sports Network
How to watch and odds
Date: Tuesday, May 9 | Time: 3 p.m. ET
Location: Santiago Bernabeu — Madrid
TV and live stream: Paramount+ and CBS
Odds: Real +210; Draw: +270; City +115 (via Caesars Sportsbook)
Team news: Eder Militao is suspended and will miss the home leg after picking up a booking just before all preexisting yellow cards were reset for the semis. Ferland Mendy remains doubtful with his calf issue but Ancelotti has confirmed that Luka Modric will start. Aurelien Tchouameni may drop out as a result.
Possible Real XI: Courtois; Carvajal, Rudiger, Alaba, Camavinga; Valverde, Kroos, Modric; Rodrygo, Benzema (c), Vinicius Jr.
Team news: Nathan Ake has a hamstring problem and has missed training, so he’s doubtful. Meanwhile Rodri, John Stones, Bernardo Silva and Jack Grealish should all return after Pep Guardiola rotated his players over the weekend in the win over Leeds.
Carlo Ancelotti’s side have already progressed beyond two English clubs in the knockout rounds, showing all of their competition-winning acumen in beating Liverpool and Chelsea.
But the Spanish capital club know they will face a significantly stronger side with the Premier League leaders in town.
Manchester City are in outstanding form and desperately covet the continental crown that has so far eluded them.
When is Real Madrid vs Manchester City?
Real Madrid vs Manchester City is due to kick off at 8pm BST on Tuesday 9 May at the Bernabeu in Madrid.
How can I watch it?
Viewers in the United Kingdom can watch the first leg live on BT Sport 1, with coverage on the channel from 7pm BST. Subscribers can stream the game via the BT Sport app or online player.
Real Madrid are dealing with a couple of defensive issues, with Eder Militao suspended for this fixture and Ferland Mendy still battling a calf injury. Luka Modric should, however, be fit to start after overcoming his hamstring issue to feature in the Copa del Rey win on Sunday.
Kevin De Bruyne returned to the starting Manchester City side against Leeds in a timely boost for Pep Guardiola, though Nathan Ake’s second half substitution during that encounter is cause for concern. The Dutch defender’s hamstring injury could rule him out.
Real Madrid XI: Courtois; Carvajal, Rudiger, Alaba, Camavinga; Valverde, Modric, Kroos; Rodrygo, Benzema, Vinicius Jr.
Manchester City XI: Ederson; Walker, Dias, Akanji; Stones, Rodri; Silva, De Bruyne, Gundogan, Grealish; Haaland.