Three days after winning the Copa del Rey against Osasuna, the 20th to their credit, Real Madrid put their boots back on to host Manchester City in the Champions League semi-final. champion of 14 long apricots, Carlo Ancelotti’s team will try to revalidate the European laurel against an opponent who already defeated, on the horn and with an epic comeback, in the same round in the previous year. The prize, a passport to the final in Istanbul (Türkiye).
Practically ruled out for the league title, Madrid hardly has time to rest, even though they have prepared the match for the last two weeks. In front will be Manchester City, leader of the Premier and with the firm desire to govern for the first time in Europe, trained by Pep Guardiola and led on the pitch by the incombustible Haaland. The return, a week later, will be at the Etihad Stadium and the winner will face the winner of the Milan-Inter tie.
The first leg of the Champions League semifinal will take place this Tuesday, May 9 at the Santiago Bernabéu stadium starting at 9:00 p.m. (Spanish peninsular time).
Where to watch the game
The match can be followed through Movistar+ Champions League, which will be in charge of broadcasting it live. In addition, you can follow the game minute by minute on ELPAÍS.
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