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STAT ATTACK – MANCHESTER CITY VS REAL MADRID

         MANCHESTER CITY VS REAL MADRID

  1. Manchester City vs Real Madrid – City, who are in their first ever UEFA Champions League semi-final, host Real Madrid at the Etihad Stadium for the first leg of the clash. The Spanish giants are making their 27th appearance at this stage of the Champions League.
  2. The only competitive Manchester City vs Real Madrid fixture was in the group stages of the 2012/13 Champions League. City drew 1-1 at home and lost the away game 3-2 at the Santiago Bernabeu.
  3. This is Manchester City’s 3rd European semi-finals across all UEFA’s club competitions and their first since 1971. City’s earlier appearances ended in 1 win & 1 loss. Real Madrid are in their 32nd European semi-final with a record of 17 wins & 14 losses.
  4. City’s last two UEFA Champions League campaigns ended in round of 16 defeats by Barcelona, in 2013/14 and 2014/15. Real Madrid have made the semi-finals in each of last six seasons, but lost on five occasions, except for the 2013/14 season where they went on to win their 10 Champions League title.
  5. On their last three visits to England, Real Madrid have won against Tottenham Hotspur FC (1-0) Manchester United FC (2-1) and Liverpool FC (3-0).
  6. Manchester City has already beaten a Spanish opposition this season, defeating Sevilla 2-1 (home) and 3-1 (away) in the group stage.
  7. Manchester City’s home record this Champions League campaign is 3 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss; Real Madrid’s away record this season has been 3 wins, 1 draw & 1 loss.
  8. City have won 4 & drawn 2 of their last 6 games, while Madrid have won 5 & lost 1 of their last 6.
  9. Cristiano Ronaldo, with 16 goals in this season’s Champions League, is one short of his own record of most goals in a campaign, which he achieved during the 2013/14 season.

 

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