The UEFA Champions League semi-finals will consist of four all-English finals against Spain, with Manchester City facing 13-time UEFA Champions League winners Real Madrid and Liverpool facing Villarreal, a surprise 2021-22 semi-finalist. The UEFA Champions League quarter-final and semi-final draw show Manchester City will be first at home, just like they did last time against Atlético Madrid. Manchester City made their 100th Champions League appearance at the Wanda Metropolitano to secure their place in the Champions League semi-finals. However, it was still green in the Champions League when they will face 13-time record-breaking Real Madrid in the Semifinal.
Manchester City secured Manchester City a place in the Champions League semi-finals for the second straight season after a fiery goalless draw against Atlético Madrid at the Wanda Metropolitano on Wednesday as they advanced 1-0 on aggregate. Atlético Madrid has won ten of their 13 knockout matches against English teams in the Champions League. Still, this Manchester City side is one of the best teams ever to play in Madrid, which is why Manchester City’s Premier League has a high rating (4/5 with Betfred) to win this game. As the path to the semi-finals has been determined in recent months, Real Madrid will face Manchester City in this year’s semi-finals, which will be a challenging task for both teams. In contrast, Liverpool will face Villarreal, who took Bayern Munich down in the quarter-finals on an aggregate of 2-1. Man City is in an ideal position to take advantage of the fact that Madrid is due to open during this match, and it isn’t that hard to see City win this match and book their place in the finals in style. Manchester City will play Real Madrid at home in the first leg.
Last week, Kevin de Bruyne’s goal in the first leg at the Etihad Stadium was enough to give Manchester City a 1-0 overall victory over Atlético Madrid. However, the Belgian suffered an injury that, had it been severe, would be a hammer blow for their hat-trick hope. He was taken off the field in the second half, and the medics looked concerned about him. The speculations are that KDB might miss the FA Cup Semi-Finals tie against Liverpool on Saturday. So far, the Real Madrid team has beaten Thomas Tuchels Blues in the 2022 UEFA Champions League, as they took their revenge for last year’s defeat in the semifinals. Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema is in hot form this season, and needless to say, he has stepped up to help his team get out of difficult situations. In partnership with his Brazilian teammate Vinicious Jr., Karim Benzema has put up a good show for the Madrid fans as they have partnered together and scored many goals for the team. It will be good to see Pep taking on Real Madrid again in the crucial stage of the tournament.