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Real Madrid vs Manchester City LIVE: Champions League team news, line-ups and more tonight

Guardiola calls on Man City to ‘hurt’ Real Madrid: ‘We have to punish them’

Real Madrid host Manchester City in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final tie this evening. Carlo Ancelotti’s men are hoping to inflict some revenge on City who defeated them in the semi-finals of this competition last season. Following a 1-1 draw at the Bernabeu, City romped to a 4-0 win at the Etihad to take the tie 5-1 on aggregate.

Ancelotti, who will take charge of his 200th Champions League match as a coach, will know that a better result is needed in his team’s home leg if they hope to depose the current European champions though Madrid have only won one of the previous six clashes between the two teams.

In contrast, Pep Guardiola’s men have claimed victory in four of those contests and will be quietly confident of progressing to the next round. However, City have been burned by Los Blancos before. They won the first leg of the team’s 2022 Champions League semi-final 4-3 only for Madrid to eliminate them from the competition with a 3-1 second leg victory in Spain. Like last season, a positive result tonight will be to stay in touch with Madrid’s goal scoring abilities ahead of next week’s clash at the Etihad Stadium.

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How to watch Real Madrid vs Man City

Real Madrid vs Manchester City kicks off at 8 pm BST (9 pm CEST) on Tuesday, April 9 2024 at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium in Madrid, Spain.

The match will be shown live in the UK on TNT Sports 2, and subscribers can stream the game via the Discovery + app and website.

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Mike Jones9 April 2024 15:07

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Good afternoon!

Welcome to The Independent’s coverage of this evening’s Champions League action. It’s time for the quarter-finals and we’ve got a blockbuster fixture on our hands as Real Madrid host Manchester City.

The champions of England take on the current La Liga leaders in the first leg of this last-eight tie with City travelling to the Bernabeu tonight.

This is the third time in as many seasons that Pep Guardiola’s team have faced Real Madrid with both clubs besting the other on one occasion each so far.

City know a positive showing is crucial for their chances of reaching the next round so Guardiola will likely field a strong team that could possibly triumph in Spain.

We’ll have the latest team news, line-ups and updates from the match so stick with us as we build up to kick off at 8pm.

Mike Jones9 April 2024 15:00

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