Real Madrid vs. Manchester City: Champions League quarterfinal showdown

Real Madrid is set to welcome the current champions, Manchester City, for the UEFA Champions League quarterfinal first leg on Tuesday. Unfortunately, the home team will be without Austrian defender David Alaba and Belgian international goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois due to injuries.

Publication: 09.04.2024 - 11:14
Real Madrid vs. Manchester City: Champions League quarterfinal showdown
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Real Madrid's coach, Carlo Ancelotti, commented on the matchup, stating, "It is an incredibly attractive tie for the world of football. Though I wouldn't compare it to last season as each tie has its unique characteristics, the technical quality on display promises a spectacular match. We have areas where we excel over City and areas where we don't. The outcome after 180 minutes will be fascinating."

Manchester City's manager, Pep Guardiola, praised Real Madrid's young English star, Jude Bellingham, saying, "Bellingham's impact has been significant. He's brought a new dimension to the team compared to last season. We need to figure out how to manage his influence. Competing against Real Madrid is always daunting. They have a remarkable history in this tournament and know how to leverage their extensive experience."

In last season's Champions League semifinals, Manchester City triumphed over Real Madrid with a 5-1 aggregate score.

The quarterfinals of the Champions League, the premier competition in European club football, are scheduled for April 16-17, with the semifinals on April 30-May 1 and May 7-8. The final will be held on June 1 at Wembley Stadium in London.

Quarterfinal Fixtures:


- Arsenal (England) vs. Bayern Munich (Germany)

- Real Madrid (Spain) vs. Manchester City (England)


- Atletico Madrid (Spain) vs. Borussia Dortmund (Germany)

- Paris Saint-Germain (France) vs. Barcelona (Spain)

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