Manchester City to face Real Madrid in blockbuster Champions League quarter-final

Manchester City will face Real Madrid in the quarter-final stage of this year’s UEFA Champions League. The European champions booked their place in the final 8 of this season’s competition with a 6-2 aggregate win over FC Copenhagen in the Round of 16 of the competition.

The quarter-final clash will see a renewal of their recent rivalry. The two teams have faced off in the semi-final stage of the competition in the past two seasons. Real Madrid claimed a 6-5 aggregate win over Manchester City in the 2022 semi-final en route to winning the Champions League. Pep Guardiola’s side returned the favour last season with a dominant 5-1 aggregate win on their way to their first-ever UEFA Champions League crown last season. A famous 4-nil win over Real Madrid at the Etihad was the standout performance of City’s run to the title last campaign.

The first leg will be played at Bernabeu Stadium on either 9 or 10 April. The second leg will take place at the Etihad Stadium on either 16 or 17 April.

If the European champions do progress to the semi-final they will face either Arsenal or Bayern Munich. The semi-finals will take place in May as the season reaches the penultimate stage.

The Champions League quarter-final between Manchester City and Real Madrid promises to be a blockbuster tie. With the amount of talent between the two teams another epic tie awaits in early April. The renewal of their recent rivalry on the pitch could be another epic battle if the past two seasons are any indicator.

Tags Arsenal Bayern Munich Carlo Ancelotti Manchester City Pep Guardiola Real Madrid UEFA Champions League