The semi-final tie was perfectly balanced at 1-1 after the first leg at the Bernabeu, and the Etihad clash had been talked up, somewhat disrespectfully to Inter Milan, as effectively a final between the competition’s two favourites, with either fancied to get the better of the Serie A side on June 10. Real need not worry about flights to Istanbul though, as they were blown away by a sensational first-half performance from City. Bernardo Silva netted both, the first a left-footed strike and the second a looped header, as City ran the defending champions ragged.
The second-half was a more controlled affair, though a Real comeback never looked on the cards and the tie was put to bed once and for all when Eder Militao turned the ball into his own net, before Julian Alvarez netted in stoppage-time to cap a truly miserable night for the visitors as City’s treble bid overcame what had been billed as the most significant remaining obstacle.
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Wednesday 17 May 2023 23:25 , Matt Verri
Manchester City enjoyed their finest night under Pep Guardiola as they tore Real Madrid apart in a 4-0 win to reach the Champions League final.
The semi-final tie was perfectly balanced at 1-1 after the first leg at the Bernabeu, and the Etihad clash had been talked up, somewhat disrespectfully to Inter Milan, as effectively a final between the competition’s two favourites, with either fancied to get the better of the Serie A side on June 10.
Real need not worry about flights to Istanbul though, as they were blown away by a sensational first-half performance from City, with the two goals they scored the very least they deserved for the most one-sided of encounters. Bernardo Silva netted both, the first a left-footed strike and the second a looped header, as City ran the defending champions ragged.
Ancelotti wants to stay
Wednesday 17 May 2023 23:11 , Matt Verri
Carlo Ancelotti has reiterated his desire to continue as Real Madrid coach despite Wednesday’s rout at the hands of Manchester City.
Speculation has swirled around the Los Blancos boss since reports emerged over a potential move to the Brazilian national team at the end of the season.
However, Ancelotti told reporters post-match at the Etihad Stadium that he retains the backing of Real president Florentino Perez, who publicly endorsed him earlier this month.
“Nobody doubts my future, because the president was quite clear 15 days ago,” he said.
Reaction from Grealish
Wednesday 17 May 2023 22:41 , Matt Verri
“It’s unbelievable. I was buzzing after last week – just to be in this moment is so nice. A week later, I’m standing here and it’s 4-0.
“Not a lot of teams would do this to Madrid. When we’re all together and playing - especially here - we just feel unstoppable.”
Wednesday 17 May 2023 22:32 , Matt Verri
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More from Carvajal...
Wednesday 17 May 2023 22:26 , Matt Verri
“We can recognise that City were better, we were lacking something.
“It wasn’t attitude we were lacking but we allowed ourselves to be pressed back too much. In the second half, we had our best moments. We knew that City were very strong at home but after the first leg we were left with the feeling that we could be better than this here – better on the ball.
“We are Madrid. We’ll come back stronger and we’ll work really hard next season to be back at this stage of the tournament.”
Wednesday 17 May 2023 22:12 , Matt Verri
Thibaut Courtois actually had a brilliant match, yet he’s conceded four goals and Real have been blitzed.
A number of superb saves, none better than this one though to deny Haaland in the first-half while it was still goalless.
It was just delaying the inevitable though.
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) May 17, 2023
Carvajal: City overwhelmed us
Wednesday 17 May 2023 22:07 , Matt Verri
First comment from the Real Madrid camp, and it’s some pretty blunt analysis from Dani Carvajal.
“We played a rival who were better than us in this match - they pretty well overwhelmed us,” he says.
Reaction from Bernardo Silva
Wednesday 17 May 2023 22:03 , Matt Verri
“It’s a beautiful night for us,” he tells BT Sport.
“We knew it was going to be tough but to beat this Madrid team 4-0 at home - it’s a wonderful feeling to be in the final again. Hopefully, this time we can win it.
“I didn’t feel very good at all after the first game. Tonight I had to try to do better for my team-mates and the fans. I’m very good with my head, hey? I’m very small but I’m good with my head.”
Istanbul to come...
Wednesday 17 May 2023 22:01 , Matt Verri
June 10. Inter Milan. Istanbul.
Man City have a Champions League final to look forward to. They have an FA Cup final to look forward to. They are on the verge of winning the Premier League.
The treble feels incredibly likely now, maybe even inevitable.
Sealed in style!
Wednesday 17 May 2023 21:58 , Matt Verri
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FT: Man City 4-0 Real Madrid (agg 5-1)
Wednesday 17 May 2023 21:51 , Matt Verri
That was a remarkable performance from Man City, they have destroyed the defending champions.
The treble is ON.
GOAL! Man City 4-0 Real Madrid | Julian Alvarez 90+1'
Wednesday 17 May 2023 21:49 , Matt Verri
He’s just come on!
Ball slid through to Alvarez and it’s a lovely finish. Real have been absolutely battered.
Wednesday 17 May 2023 21:48 , Matt Verri
90 mins: Three minutes added.
About three more than Real Madrid were hoping for.
Wednesday 17 May 2023 21:46 , Matt Verri
88 mins: Real might not touch the ball again the way this is going.
Side to side from City, under no real pressure. Not really supposed to be this easy in a Champions League semi-final.
Wednesday 17 May 2023 21:44 , Matt Verri
86 mins: Foden is on for City. Just what Real needed.
The hosts knocking the ball aroun at will, able to really enjoy these final minutes. Book those flights to Istanbul.
Wednesday 17 May 2023 21:40 , Matt Verri
82 mins: Asensio and Ceballos have brought a bit more energy to the Real midfield. That wasn’t hard though.
Helped by the fact City know this match is well and truly done. Happy to sit back and settle for what they have now.
Benzema is in... Ederson saves. Ceballos from the rebound, saved again!
Wednesday 17 May 2023 21:37 , Matt Verri
79 mins: Gundogan coming off for City, Mahrez the man coming on. Will see Silva come inside.
Tchouameni, Ceballos and Vazquez all introduced for Real, with Rodrygo, Camavinga and Carvajal making way.
GOAL! Man City 3-0 Real Madrid | Eder Militao OG 76’
Wednesday 17 May 2023 21:34 , Matt Verri
Grealish brought down by Militao this time, he’s adamant it wasn’t a foul. Wrong. Yellow card.
And that settles it once and for all! Ball swung into the box, Akanji goes up for it in the middle and Courtois unable to keep it out! Took a huge deflection off Miltao.
Wednesday 17 May 2023 21:31 , Matt Verri
73 mins: Gundogan plays Haaland in... off the bar!
Another wonderful save from Courtois, off his thigh and onto the woodwork before the ball flicks behind for a corner.
Rodri gives away a free-kick in the middle. Courtois the only Real player who has turned up tonight.
Wednesday 17 May 2023 21:29 , Matt Verri
71 mins: Asensio on for Kroos, it’s an attacking change from Ancelotti.
Rodri and Gundogan have some animated words with each other in midfield, City still not confident that this job is done.
Wednesday 17 May 2023 21:27 , Matt Verri
69 mins: There is a crazy amount of space on offer now for City. They really should be scoring another goal.
Real are falling apart, so many poor passes and they’re not working at all off the ball. This would be the most miraculous comeback you’ve ever seen if they score twice from here.
Wednesday 17 May 2023 21:23 , Matt Verri
66 mins: Real leaving more and more players up the pitch now. They don’t really have a choice. Benzema is trudging around, Vinicius not much better... looking like a beaten side.
Still 25 minutes to go, but Real look miles off it still.
Wednesday 17 May 2023 21:20 , Matt Verri
63 mins: Gundogan the latest player into the book, as he brings Vinicius down.
Ancelotti turns to his bench for the first time, Rudiger on for Modric. Alaba to left back, with Camavinga moving into midfield.
Wednesday 17 May 2023 21:17 , Matt Verri
60 mins: Real aren’t really pressing when they lose the ball. Not sure that’s going to work when they need two goals in half an hour.
City come forward, De Bruyne’s pass nearly bobbles into Gundogan’s path but Carvajal gets back to clear the danger just about in time.
Wednesday 17 May 2023 21:15 , Matt Verri
58 mins: Real having a bit of possession, but it’s all at the back and in midfield. Struggling to cause City any problems at the back.
The hosts win it back, Grealish draws a foul from Militao, who for some reason has charged up to the edge of the City box.
Wednesday 17 May 2023 21:13 , Matt Verri
56 mins: The most obvious yellow card you will ever see.
Carvajal gets too tight to Grealish, he skips past him and it’s a rugby tackle that follows. Grealish laughing as he’s dragged to the floor and the Real right-back is duly booked.
Wednesday 17 May 2023 21:12 , Matt Verri
54 mins: City corner is cleared away and Real are away on the break, pass fired down the line for Vinicius who looks to be in space.
Walker though is the man back. No further comment required.
Wednesday 17 May 2023 21:09 , Matt Verri
52 mins: Alaba to take... brilliant save! That was dipping and swerving, Ederson does really well to tip it over the bar for a corner.
Bit of encouragement for Real, and they badly need it. Guardiola has been having a go at De Bruyne for his pressing, or lack thereof. De Bruyne didn’t exactly just nod and agree in response...
Wednesday 17 May 2023 21:08 , Matt Verri
50 mins: A rare Real attack, Benzema on the edge of the box has a tame effort blocked.
The visitors stay on the attack, Vinicius turns Dias and wins a free-kick. The City defender earns the first yellow card of the night too.
Wednesday 17 May 2023 21:06 , Matt Verri
48 mins: City very much straight back on the front foot. So much energy when they do lose the ball, immediately charge after Real and win it back.
No changes in terms of subs or tactics for Real, it would appear. More of the same.
Wednesday 17 May 2023 21:02 , Matt Verri
Up and running again at the Etihad!
Wednesday 17 May 2023 20:57 , Matt Verri
More than 70% possession from Man City. They’ve had 13 shots, five on target, two goals.
One single shot for Real, that strike from distance as Kroos hit the bar. Absolutely nothing apart from that.
Ancelotti best have quite the team talk ready....
Two of the best from Silva!
Wednesday 17 May 2023 20:50 , Matt Verri
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HT: Man City 2-0 Real Madrid (agg 3-1)
Wednesday 17 May 2023 20:48 , Matt Verri
Well that was extraordinary.
As good a half as you’ll ever see from City. Complete dominance, Real torn apart.
The visitors look stunned, can’t get anything going and they’re fortunate to be only two goals down. They need a miracle.
Wednesday 17 May 2023 20:47 , Matt Verri
45 mins: Camavinga is having a truly miserable night in Manchester.
Silva skips inside onto his left foot, space is there for the shot on the edge of the box but he fires straight at Courtois.
City win it straight back, big chance as De Bruyne clips it to the unmarked Grealish but he can’t control it. Akanji’s strike is then deflected just wide.
Real Madrid a MESS.
Wednesday 17 May 2023 20:44 , Matt Verri
43 mins: Visitors have to try and hang on until half-time without any further damage, and see what they can do from there.
Ancelotti you feel has to change something, because City have been on another level. Could very easily be four or five. For now, they’re happy to just knock the ball around with minimal fuss.
Wednesday 17 May 2023 20:42 , Matt Verri
40 min: Silva having some game. Skips past Camavinga, dragged down and that’s a free-kick. Real man fortunate to avoid a booking.
Still more than 70% possession for City, incredible how dominant they’ve been. The defending champions have looked completely out of their depth.
Wednesday 17 May 2023 20:40 , Matt Verri
38 mins: That was a great header from Silva.
Alaba was back on the line, but it’s just looped over him and into the back of the net. So clever.
Party time in the stands at the Etihad. Ancelotti not showing any emotion, as ever, but he has to be really concerned.
GOAL! Man City 2-0 Real Madrid | Bernardo Silva 37'
Wednesday 17 May 2023 20:38 , Matt Verri
City in complete control now though!
Gundogan waltzes through in the box, his effort is saved but Silva is there to head the rebound home with Courtois off his line.
Big problems for Real.
Wednesday 17 May 2023 20:36 , Matt Verri
35 mins: OFF THE BAR!
Kroos from all of 25 yards out, smashes the shot at goal and it hammers back off the bar. Brilliant effort. Ederson might have got the slightest of touches.
From nowhere, Real have got themselves going.
Wednesday 17 May 2023 20:35 , Matt Verri
33 mins: And now Rodrygo plays the ball through to Benzema, he’s got behind the City defenders but Ederson is off his line to claim.
Real starting to come into this now, and they’re only one goal behind. Still right in it.
Wednesday 17 May 2023 20:33 , Matt Verri
32 mins: The first Real attack of the match, and they’re very nearly in.
Lovely one-two, Vinicius is in behind on the left and charging through on goal... until Walker starts the engines. Roars back and beats Vinicius for pace, winning the ball back for good measure.
Wednesday 17 May 2023 20:31 , Matt Verri
30 mins: Real have completed 41 passes so far. City have had 229. Rodrygo and Vinicius have made one between them.
Half an hour gone and even Guardiola can’t have expected it to be going this well.
Wednesday 17 May 2023 20:28 , Matt Verri
27 mins: Nearly 2-0!
Haaland on the edge of the box, onto his right foot and hammers an effort at goal but it flies wide of the far post. That wasn’t far away at all.
I would suggest the Real players might want to avoid the Spanish papers in the morning, the way this is going...
Wednesday 17 May 2023 20:27 , Matt Verri
26 mins: Well then. Can Real wake themselves up?
No signs of it yet, City continue to win the ball back at will and fly forward at every opportunity. They could finish this off before half-time the way they’re playing.
GOAL! Man City 1-0 Real Madrid | Bernardo Silva 23'
Wednesday 17 May 2023 20:25 , Matt Verri
DOESN’T SAVE THIS ONE!
To say that’s been coming would be a serious understatement.
City have been incredible and they have their reward. De Bruyne slides a lovely pass through to Silva, and he slams the finish past Courtois.
Wednesday 17 May 2023 20:23 , Matt Verri
21 mins: Good tackle from Modric, as he slides in to halt De Bruyne’s progress. Can only concede the corner though.
AND IT’S A RIDICULOUS SAVE! Akanji nods it back across goal, Haaland’s header destined for the far corner but Courtois has managed to claw it away. Absolutely unbelievable.
Wednesday 17 May 2023 20:21 , Matt Verri
19 mins: De Bruyne tries to catch Courtois out, goes for goal as he whips it towards the near post. Real goalkeeper always knew that was curling wide though.
Real have done incredibly well to keep themselves on level terms here. Most other sides would be two or three down.
Wednesday 17 May 2023 20:19 , Matt Verri
18 mins: Real have a few passes at long last. That’s the good news. The bad news is that it’s in their own box, and Courtois then has to lump it long.
City swarm forward again, Valverde brings Gundogan down and the hosts have another chance to put the ball into the Real box.
Wednesday 17 May 2023 20:16 , Matt Verri
15 mins: This is ridiculously one-sided. Real cannot put a couple of passes together.
City corner taken by Grealish, Courtois punches it back out to him. Comes to Gundogan, his cross has too much on it and Kroos wins a throw-in on the far side.
Real will take their sweet time over this. Time for a breather.
Wednesday 17 May 2023 20:15 , Matt Verri
13 mins: WHAT A SAVE!
Grealish clips a brilliant ball in, Haaland six yards out powers the header at goal but somehow Courtois keeps it out from close range. The City man had to score.
Ball comes out to Grealish, his turn to fire an effort over the bar.
Wednesday 17 May 2023 20:14 , Matt Verri
12 mins: Real so deep that the space is there for City when they work it towards the edge of the box.
Stones this time is free 20 yards out, catches the strike decently enough but it’s always flying wide. This doesn’t feel particularly sustainable, even for Real Madrid.
Wednesday 17 May 2023 20:12 , Matt Verri
11 mins: The City dominance continues, more than 80% of the ball so far. Feels like more, the likes of Benzema and Vinicius haven’t had a sniff.
De Bruyne fires a cross in, Militao flicks a header away. Real briefly have it back... City win it within seconds. Relentless from the hosts.
Wednesday 17 May 2023 20:09 , Matt Verri
8 mins: Real are struggling. Badly.
De Bruyne slides a pass through to Haaland, he knocks it past Courtois but from a tight angle can only cut it back into the box... nobody there in a City shirt.
The hosts stay on the attack though, Rodri with a great run but he drags the shot just wide of the far post.
Wednesday 17 May 2023 20:07 , Matt Verri
6 mins: Lovely cross into the six-yard box from De Bruyne, Militao does well to win the header in front of Haaland.
Loops straight up, and Courtois can claim comfortably enough. That’s pretty much the first touch Real have had of the ball so far, they’re under real pressure.
Haaland moaning about some early decisions from the referee, who responds by charging up to within two inches of the striker’s face.
Wednesday 17 May 2023 20:05 , Matt Verri
4 mins: That will suit Real just fine. Walker gets bored of the all the passing and lets fly fom 30 yards out, just about keeps it inside the stadium. Wild effort.
Doubt very much Guardiola has been encouraging Walker to do that in the build-up to the match.
Wednesday 17 May 2023 20:04 , Matt Verri
2 mins: City with all of the ball in the opening couple of minutes, settling into their work. That is until Silva lets the ball bounce off him and run out of play.
Early signs would suggest Real are going to be happy to sit back and wait for their moments on the counter. Vinicius and Rodrygo staying wide.
Wednesday 17 May 2023 20:01 , Matt Verri
We’re up and running at the Etihad!
Wednesday 17 May 2023 19:59 , Matt Verri
Players are out, flags all over the shop and some stringy stuff (official name) throw from the stands. Now you know it’s a really big game.
Champions League anthem as popular as ever at the Etihad. Can barely hear it over the boos.
Here we go!
Wednesday 17 May 2023 19:54 , Matt Verri
Teams will be out onto the pitch very shortly.
Last night’s match between Inter and Milan wasn’t exactly full of excitement or drama - surely it’s going to very different here!
Real to win on penalties, then...
Wednesday 17 May 2023 19:48 , Matt Verri
— Match of the Day (@BBCMOTD) May 17, 2023
Pre-match thoughts from Ancelotti
Wednesday 17 May 2023 19:43 , Matt Verri
“We have to apply ourselves to whatever the game demands. It might be a rigorous start, but it might be something different.
“It is not just about [Erling] Haaland. You have to appraise everyone. You can’t forget about [Bernardo] Silva, [Kevin] De Bruyne. If they have to score, score early - then we have more chance to come back.”
Slightly contrasting records...
Wednesday 17 May 2023 19:36 , Matt Verri
One Champions League final appearance for Manchester City in their history. Just the 17 for Real Madrid.
City will be desperate to double that tally and then finally lift the trophy for the first time this season, but they are faced with the ultimate test tonight.
A Real Madrid side that just never go away when it comes to the Champions League!
Wednesday 17 May 2023 19:31 , Matt Verri
Wednesday 17 May 2023 19:26 , Matt Verri
Such a big call from Ancelotti in defence.
Rudiger was really impressive a week ago, with Haaland barely in the match as Real kept him very quiet.
The former Chelsea man drops out of the side though despite that display, with Militao straight back in after suspension. We shall see if that proves to be the right decision.
Guardiola not ‘overthinking'
Wednesday 17 May 2023 19:19 , Matt Verri
Same team, but something a bit different from Guardiola tonight?
The City boss has hinted at a change, though joked he was not overthinking things in a big game, as he has been accused of doing in the past.
“I have an idea to do something differently, just to be more fluid in attack,” Guardiola said.
“It’s nothing special. I’m not overthinking, don’t worry guys! Nothing different to what we have done in the past.”
Place to be if you like flags...
Wednesday 17 May 2023 19:09 , Matt Verri
Another thriller on the cards?
Wednesday 17 May 2023 19:01 , Matt Verri
It was fairly special when these sides met at the Etihad last season!
Karim Benzema’s panenka the seventh goal of what was a sensational match, followed by the drama in the second leg in Madrid as Real pulled off a stunning comeback.
More of the same tonight, please.
In the building!
Wednesday 17 May 2023 18:53 , Matt Verri
Big ask for Inter...
Wednesday 17 May 2023 18:48 , Matt Verri
Fair to say whoever wins tonight will be well-fancied to lift the trophy on June 10.
Inter Milan very much the underdogs going into that final, regardless of whether it’s Man City or Real Madrid that they come up against.
To win the Champions League:
Man City - 4/6
Real Madrid - 11/4
Inter Milan - 4/1
Wednesday 17 May 2023 18:40 , Matt Verri
Guardiola goes with the same side that earned a draw at the Bernabeu a week ago.
Akanji continues on the left of defence with Ake still out, while De Bruyne and Grealish return after their weekend rest and Silva gets the nod over Mahrez on the right.
Gundogan a man in form - four goals and two assists in his last three games.
Man City team news
Wednesday 17 May 2023 18:34 , Matt Verri
Starting XI: Ederson, Walker, Dias, Stones, Akanji, Rodri, Gundogan, De Bruyne, Silva, Grealish, Haaland
Subs: Ortega, Carson, Phillips, Laporte, Alvarez, Gomez, Mahrez, Foden, Palmer, Lewis
Ancelotti: We need more than just quality
Wednesday 17 May 2023 18:29 , Matt Verri
Carlo Ancelotti wants his side to show “bravery and courage” tonight, as they look to move a step closer to going back-to-back in the Champions League.
“The match is unpredictable,” Ancelotti said in his pre-match press conference. “If you think you are the best team in the world it doesn’t means you are 100% going to win.
“It’s not just quality when you reach the semi-finals it’s also about the personality, character and mentality that you are able to show. It’s not just quality.
“Bravery and courage are vital in games like this. Individual quality can’t show if you aren’t brave enough to try stuff.”
Inter waiting in the final...
Wednesday 17 May 2023 18:21 , Matt Verri
Reminder that it will be Inter Milan in the Champions League final for whoever comes out on top tonight.
Leading 2-0 after the first leg, they eased to a 1-0 win over AC Milan last night to cruise into their first final since they lifted the trophy in 2010.
It’s now eight wins in a row for Inter across all competitions - hitting form at just the right time!
All to play for!
Wednesday 17 May 2023 18:14 , Matt Verri
Two brilliant goals last week at the Bernabeu.
Vinicius scored when Man City were much the better team, before De Bruyne equalised as Real Madrid were having their best spell of the match. It leaves it perfectly in the balance for tonight’s clash.
Standard Sport prediction
Wednesday 17 May 2023 18:06 , Matt Verri
Could this be City’s year? Certainly, both teams will know that winning this game will make them huge favourites for the ultimate crown.
Los Blancos are the kings of pulling out a performance in this very moment yet Guardiola’s side have all the panache, ruthlessness and ability to be the team to finally upset them.
If the hosts can get together a fast start, they may well be unstoppable.
Man City to win 3-1, and 4-2 on aggregate.
Man City team news
Wednesday 17 May 2023 17:57 , Matt Verri
Pep Guardiola has confirmed Nathan Ake’s absence for the Etihad Stadium showdown, but Kevin De Bruyne and Rodri are both fit after recent issues.
The Dutchman’s hamstring injury means Manuel Akanji is again likely to be entrusted down the left side of defence facing up to Rodrygo, while Kyle Walker marks the threat of Vinicius Jr.
John Stones was, like De Bruyne, Jack Grealish and Bernardo Silva, rested for the weekend win at Everton so should return to assume his hybrid defensive-midfield role in City’s fluid 3-2-4-1 formation.
The big decision facing Guardiola is whether to start Silva or Riyad Mahrez down the right wing on Wednesday night, after the Algerian impressed at Goodison Park.
Predicted Man City XI: Ederson; Walker, Dias, Akanji; Stones, Rodri; Silva, De Bruyne, Gundogan, Grealish; Haaland (3-2-4-1)
Real Madrid team news
Wednesday 17 May 2023 17:53 , Matt Verri
They’ve gone very early!
Eder Militao straight back into the side as he returns from suspension, with Antonio Rudiger dropping out. Eduardo Camavinga once again gets the nod at left-back.
Starting XI: Courtois, Carvajal, Militao, Alaba, Camavinga, Valverde, Kroos, Modric, Rodrygo, Benzema, Vinicius
Subs: Lunin, Vallejo, Nacho, Hazard, Asensio, Odriozola, Lucas, Tchouameni, Ceballos, Rudiger, Mendy, Mariano
How to watch Man City vs Real Madrid
Wednesday 17 May 2023 17:41 , Matt Verri
TV channel: In the UK, the game will be televised live on BT Sport 1, with coverage beginning at 7pm.
Live stream: Subscribers can also catch the contest live online via the BT Sport app and website.
Live blog: You can follow all the action right here with us!
Wednesday 17 May 2023 17:34 , Matt Verri
Hello and welcome to Standard Sport’s LIVE coverage of Man City vs Real Madrid!
Huge night coming up, with this Champions League semi-final tie perfectly in the balance after last week’s 1-1 draw in Spain.
City have home advantage tonight and will be looking to set up a final clash with Inter Milan, but season after season we have seen Real deliver in the biggest moments.
We’ll have all the latest updates, build-up and team news ahead of kick-off, which comes at 8pm BST from the Etihad Stadium. Stay with us!