Real Madrid will host Manchester City in the Champions League on Wednesday evening at the Santiago Bernabeu, here are the updates on the much-anticipated clash in the round of 16 of the Champions League.
Los Blancos will be without Eden Hazard after the Belgium attacker damaged his ankle in the clash against Levante.
Marco Asensio is also expected to miss the clash, he has been out since the start of the season, he injured his knee during his pre-season.
Pep Guardiola has all his men fit for the clash against Real Madrid, Raheem Sterling is doubtful for the clash against the Los Blancos.
Leroy Sane is expected to miss the clash after the German suffered a season-long injury.
HEAD TO HEAD:
Manchester City has failed to beat Madrid in their four previous meetings, each coming in the Champions League, including two losses at the Santiago Bernabeu.
Los Blancos have prevailed in their last four Champions League knockout ties against English opposition, meanwhile, most recently beating Liverpool 3-1 in the 2018 final.
The Citizens have been knocked out in each of their three previous two-legged ties against Spanish clubs, with their semi-final loss to Madrid four years ago still fresh in the memory.
Los Blancos have suffered a dip in form as evident in their last few games, they only have two wins in their last five games in La Liga and in the Copa del Rey.
Real Madrid is yet to win a game in their last two games with a draw and defeat against Celta Vigo and Levante respectively.
The Citizens have been in good form of late, though they are far behind Liverpool in the race to win the Premier League.In their last five games, they won three and two ended in a defeat, the match against Manchester United in the Manchester derby and against Tottenham Hotspur ended in a defeat.
Courtois; Carvajal, Varane, Ramos, Mendy; Valverde, Casemiro, Kroos; Bale, Benzema, Isco
Ederson; Walker, Fernandinho, Laporte, Mendy; De Bruyne, Rodrigo, Bernardo; Mahrez, Aguero, Sterling
Real Madrid 1-1 Manchester City