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Manchester City XI vs Real Madrid: Predicted lineup, team news and injury updates

By Jonathan Davies

Published: 10:00, 9 May 2023

Manchester City face Real Madrid in the first leg of their eagerly anticipated Champions League semi-final on Tuesday, though Pep Guardiola is likely to be without Nathan Ake at Santiago Bernabeu.

Manchester City Team News

Although a doubt to face Leeds United last weekend, Kevin De Bruyne came through 90 minutes at the Etihad unscathed, and will almost certainly be in from the start at the Bernabeu.

However, Nathan Ake is a doubt after limping off with a thigh injury during the narrow 2-1 victory, with Kyle Walker or Aymeric Laporte likely to take his place in defence.

Manchester City Predicted Lineup


Man City Predicted XI (3-2-4-1): Ederson; Manuel Akanji, Ruben Dias, Aymeric Laporte; John Stones, Rodri; Bernardo Silva, Kevin De Bruyne, Ilkay Gundogan, Jack Grealish; Erling Haaland.

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Manchester City injury list

  • Nathan Ake (thigh) 25% – Potential Return Mid-May
  • Cole Palmer (ankle) Ruled Out – Potential Return Late May