History is on City’s side tonight. Real Madrid have a long history in Europe, but have never come from behind to win a semi-final in the Champions League or European Cup after losing the first leg, whether home or away. They’re zero for eight, having failed to turn things around against Manchester United (1968), Ajax (1973), Bayern Munich (1987, 2001 and 2012), Barcelona (2011), Borussia Dortmund (2013) and Juventus (2015) .
Real Madrid make two changes to the XI selected to start last week in Manchester. Nacho and Casemiro take the places of David Alaba and Rodrygo, who are named tonight as substitutes.
Manchester City also make two changes to their first-leg starting XI. Kyle Walker is back from an ankle injury, while Joao Cancelo returns from suspension. John Stones is injured, while Oleksandar Zinchenko drops to the bench.
Real Madrid: Courtois, Carvajal, Eder Militao, Nacho, Mendy, Modric, Casemiro, Kroos, Valverde, Benzema, Vinicius Junior.
Subs: Alaba, Vallejo, Asensio, Marcelo, Lunin, Jovic, Lucas, Ceballos, Rodrygo, Mariano, Camavinga, Fuidias.
Manchester City: Ederson, Walker, Dias, Laporte, Joao Cancelo, Bernardo Silva, Rodri, De Bruyne, Mahrez, Gabriel Jesus, Foden.
Subs: Ake, Sterling, Gundogan, Grealish, Zinchenko, Steffen, Fernandinho, Carson, Egan-Riley, Palmer, McAtee, Lavia.
Referee: Daniele Orsato (Italy).
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