We’re less than a week away from another incredible clash between Real Madrid and Manchester City. The 1st leg at the Santiago Bernabéu ended in a 1-1 draw, setting up a much awaited return leg at The Etihad.
The 2nd leg will be held at Manchester City’s stadium, The Etihad, a place in where Manchester City are very hard to beat.
We will now go through some match facts, starting with Real Madrid.
Real Madrid’s record at the Etihad:
Real Madrid have faced Manchester City at the Etihad 4 times, losing twice and drawing twice.
As we can see, Real Madrid have never won at the Etihad, something that Real Madrid will have to change to qualify to the Champions League final.
Real Madrid’s record when playing on Wednesday this season
Real Madrid this season have played 11 games on a Wednesday and won all of them. A positive stat heading to the Etihad.
Real Madrid’s record of qualifying to the final of the Champions League
Real Madrid have only reached the Champions League final twice after not winning the 1st leg of the Semi-finals. Coincidentally, both came against Manchester City in the years 2016 and 2022.
Ancelotti’s record vs Pep Guardiola in Champions League Away games
Ancelotti has faced Pep Guardiola away from home in the Champions League 2 times only. The 1st came in 2014 when Ancelotti’s Real Madrid faced Pep’s Bayern in which The Italian’s side cruised past Bayern in a 0-4 result. The 2nd time was last season and the scenario was different from the 1st. Pep’s Manchester City got the better off Ancelotti’s Madrid and won the game 4-3 at the Etihad.
Karim Benzema’s record vs English teams
The Balon d’Or winner has a great record vs English teams. Karim has 20 goals vs English teams in the Champions League. 6 of them have came against Real Madrid’s upcoming opponents, Manchester City.
Viní Jr’s record vs English teams
The Brazilian star has 7 goals and 8 assists against English teams. Against Manchester City, he has 2 goals and 1 assist.
Now, let’s look at Manchester City’s stats.
Manchester City at the Etihad this season
Manchester City have not lost at the Etihad in 25 games in the Champions League. The English team is known to always have a great game at their stadium, although Real Madrid are known to break runs in the Champions League.
Manchester City’s record vs Real Madrid
Manchester City have played against Real Madrid 9 times, winning 3 times and drawing twice.
A matchup for the ages awaits us on Wednesday night.