The Real Madrid Spanish team is facing a heavy caliber confrontation when it is a guest at its English counterpart, Manchester City, at exactly nine oclock Friday evening, at the Al-Ittihad stadium, the stronghold of the Citizens, in the second leg of the sixteen rounds of the European Champions League match, which returns again After a hiatus of about 5 months due to the spread of the emerging corona virus “Covid 19”.
And Manchester City’s biggest opportunity seems to be in order to resolve the qualification for the quarter-finals of the Champions League, especially after it grabbed an important victory in the face of going out of its court on the floor of “Santiago Bernabeu”, with two goals to one goal in the meeting that brought them together on February 26, bearing the signature of Gabriel Jesus and Kevin De Bruyne, while Isco scored Real Madrid’s only goal.
Real Madrid, on the other hand, have no alternatives but to win a two-goal-free win in order to snatch the qualification card for the Champions League quarter-final, or to win by two goals over the city led by coach Pep Guardiola.
And Real Madrid is arming an ideal record free of defeats outside its stadium in the price of the final of the Champions League competition in recent years, as the royal team succeeded in achieving seven consecutive victories outside its stadium in the price of the Champions League final between 2013 and 2019, where its players scored 19 goals and received Nets only 5 goals.
Doubts over the participation of the Belgian Eden Hazard with Real Madrid against Manchester City, due to the feeling of pain in the right ankle, while the royal team missed the captain Sergio Ramos because of the suspension after he was sent off in the first leg, and the Colombian list, James Rodriguez and the Welsh Gareth Bell, was missed by a technical decision, And striker Mariano Diaz was infected with the Corona virus.
UEFA has assigned the task of managing tonight’s summit between the royal team and its host city referee Felix Braich.
And at the same time, another confrontation will take place between the Italian Juventus and the French Lyon on the ground of the “Allianz Stadium”, knowing that the Al-Juvi lost the first leg with one goal free of charge.