The first leg of the Champions League semi-final will take place at the Etihad Stadium. It promises to be a thrilling encounter between two of the finest teams in European football.
Real Madrid eliminated Paris Saint-Germain in the last 16 before knocking out Chelsea in the quarter-final reaching this level.
Manchester City exited Sporting Lisbon in the last 16 and had a highly competitive game against Atletico Madrid in the quarter-final.
Pep Guadiola in his interview with Marca as documented by football italia analysed the wonders of Real Madrid in their Champions League tie with Chelsea.
“What I’ve seen from Madrid, especially in the last round, is that they have players with character.
“What I like most of all is that amidst the difficulty, at 3-0 down, they have players who raise their hand and say here I am. The ball doesn’t scare them at 3-0 down. It does others, but not them. [Luka] Modric and [Toni] Kroos. [Dani] Carvajal, [David] Alaba and [Karim] Benzema. They ask for it.”
“If we have to play against their history we won’t stand a chance,” Guardiola said. “They’re better at that. But we have desire to compete against them, it’s an incredible test.