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THIRD FOLLOWED CROSSING BETWEEN MADRID AND CITY

Fourth Madrid-City since 2020 in the Champions League: keys and details of the precedents

Published:15/03/2024 - 18:02h

Updated:16/03/2024 - 18:25h

Real Madrid and Manchester City have already turned this match into a Champions League classic. Since 2020, both have played in the knockout rounds in three editions of four, with this being the third consecutive matchup

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Real Madrid and Manchester City will contest, with permission of the FC Barcelona-Paris Saint-Germain, the best eliminatory of these quarter-finals of the Champions League. The madridistas have not had luck with the ball of the champion of Europe in 2023, but the 'citizens' neither are especially happy with this draw. The past season both confronted in semifinals, happening the English after a spectacular turn in the Etihad to the final that later would win.

With the one of this campaign is the fourth time that white and celestial cross in the League of Champions from the 2020, in the year of the pandemia. In this occasion, in the eighth of final, the ones of Pep Guardiola carried a valuable 1-2 of the gone contested in Santiago Bernabéu, something that also will repeat this course, since the draw has offered that the first duel was in Madrid. Already in the turn, in England and with the empty stadium by the COVID, the 'mancurnianos' did not fail and deleted to the merengues winning tambien this night by 2-1.

Milagroso Pass of the Madrid to the final of the 2022

The following time that the two confronted was in the 'semis' of the season 2021/2022, that would finish being the one of the 14ª Champions of the Madrid. On the contrary that will happen now, the gone was in the Etihad, where the City won by 4-3 after arriving to put first 2-0, afterwards 3-1 and later 4-2. The whites achieved to survive in England with a doublet of Benzema and a big goal of Vinicius to complete the 'miracle' in his house. Already in the Bernabéu, in the turn, the ones of Manchester seemed to sentence the crossing with a goal of Mahrez in the 73', but in the 90' and in the 91', of form milagrosa Rodrygo Goes gave him the turn to the meeting, and already in the extention Benzema marked the third, giving him the pass to the final to his.

After that already historical League of Champions that conquered the merengues, the ones of Guardiola went back to cross in his way in the semifinals of the past year. In the gone in the capital of Spain, Vinicius advanced with a golazo to the Madrid, but the whites did not take advantage of his moment, did not attain to mark the second and at the end a 'obús' of Of Bruyne signed the 1-1 final. In the turn, the madridistas had a night to forget and the celestial them pasaro above principle to end, winning by a conclusive 4-0, and arriving like this to the final that would finish conquering also in front of the Inter.

A crossing 'top' of the that could go out the next champion of Europe

Now, both 'giant' will go back to cross in a duel of fourth that it could be considered like a final anticipated. Son The two last champions of Champions face to face in an eliminatory in which by football, feelings and for playing the turn home, the City is slightly favourite. Nevertheless, the Madrid already has showed him that it never can him subestimar in Europe, by what avecina a 'war' without barracks in which the one who remain in foot will become probably the favourite maximum to win this League of Champions.

In the three previous eliminatory the ones of Guardiola were better in global and only the bad fortune deprived them to play the final of the 2022, as they already did with the one of the 2023. However, this Manchester City is not surrendering to a level so excelso like the one of the past season and the Madrid, although now it is leaving a lot of doubts and is not in shape, has to Jude Bellingham that is giving more level that Karim Benzema 22/23, and to Brahim that it is a much more dangerous factor and desequilibrante that Mark Asensio. Besides, the whites seems that they will recover to Militao and Courtois for these duels, by what in spite of the superiority of the City, the ones of the capital see with options to happen.

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