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Real Madrid vs Man City LIVE: Result and reaction from Champions League tie tonight

Follow all the action from the Bernabeu as coaches Pep Guardiola and Zinedine Zidane meet for the first time

Michael Jones
Wednesday 26 February 2020 22:30 GMT
The first Pep Guardiola vs Zinedine Zidane Head-To-Head

Manchester City produced a stunning late comeback at the Bernabeu to claim a 2-1 win over Real Madrid in the first leg of their Champions League tie.

Gabriel Jesus and Kevin De Bruyne, the latter from the penalty spot, both struck in the final 12 minutes to give Pep Guardiola's side a brilliant victory after falling behind to an Isco strike.

To make matters worse for Real, captain Sergio Ramos was sent off in the closing stages for denying Jesus another goalscoring opportunity.

City had gone into the last-16 encounter under a cloud after recently being banned from the competition for the next two years.

That issue will continue to overshadow their immediate future but their fine display under pressure in Madrid at least breathed new life into their current campaign.


How can I watch on TV?

The game will be shown live on TV in the UK, and can be watched on BT Sport 2 – coverage starts at 7pm.

Can I stream it online?

Yes, BT Sport subscribers will be able to stream the match online via the video player and BT Sport app.

Predicted line-ups

Real Madrid: Courtois; Carvajal, Varane, Ramos, Marcelo; Casemiro, Kroos, Modrid; Isco, Bale, Benzema. (4-3-3).

Manchester City: Ederson, Walker, Fernandinho, Laporte, Mendy; Rodri, Gundogan, De Bruyne; B.Silva, Sterling, Aguero. (4-3-3).

Team news

Raheem Sterling is expected to be available for selection, while Leroy Sane, who damaged his anterior cruciate ligament in City’s Community Shield win over Liverpool is unlikely to be risked.

Belgian star Eden Hazard will be unavailable after fracturing his ankle for the second time in Madrid career at the weekend. Marco Asensio is still recovering from a serious knee injury which he suffered during pre-season, whilst Gareth Bale is likely to feature after missing the Levante game through illness.

What time is Real Madrid v Manchester City?

The match kicks off at 8pm GMT at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium.


Real Madrid 1-2 Manchester City. Guardiola has the nous and the firepower at his disposal to pull off a big result.


Welcome to our live coverage of Real Madrid vs Manchester City, which kicks off at 8pm GMT. Michael will be here shortly with all the team news and buildup. In the meantime, here's Miguel Delaney dissecting the Guardiola-Zidane rivalry:

Lawrence Ostlere26 February 2020 16:32

The full team news will be coming out in around 10 minutes time. Here's what we know so far:

Raheem Sterling is fit and available to start for Manchester City after being sidelined for three weeks with a hamstring injury. 

David Silva may also be back after a minor issue with his knee but Leroy Sane is unavailable as he recovers from a long-term knee injury.

For Real Madrid, Eden Hazard is out and may miss the rest of the season after fracturing his ankle. 

Michael Jones26 February 2020 18:39

David Silva gives his thoughts on how Man City will approach the game tonight:  

Michael Jones26 February 2020 18:42

On Monday Night Football, Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher, went through the ten greatet English sides and compared their achievements with the current Man City and Liverpool teams. 

They decided that for Pep Guardiola's Man City to go down as one of the great teams they would need to win the Champions League. 

With Liverpool almost certain to lift the Premier League trophy this season Pep's men can turn their full attention to the top European prize but Real Madrid stand in their way. 

Michael Jones26 February 2020 18:45

Team news - Man City

Michael Jones26 February 2020 18:45

Team news

The big news is that Raheem Sterling, Sergio Aguero and David Silva all start on the bench for Man City. Kevin De Bruyne will captain the side.

Michael Jones26 February 2020 18:49

Team news - Real Madrid 

Michael Jones26 February 2020 18:49

Man City have never beaten Real Madrid. The two side have met four times, all in the Champions League. City have lost both games they've played at the Bernabeu and drawn both matches at the Etihad. 

Michael Jones26 February 2020 18:54

Real Madrid manager, Zinedine Zidane, hopes that Eden Hazard may recover from injury before the end of the season but he's not confident. 

He said: "I don't know if his season is over, I don't know but I hope not,

"I don't know if he will need an operation, it's not my area. I can see he's not happy.

"It's important he stays positive but of course it's difficult. It's a bad moment, it won't be easy and he will feel like this for a while."

Hazard, 29, joined Real from Chelsea over the summer for an initial deal worth £89m. He scored one goal in 15 games for the Spanish giants and fractured his ankle in the 1-0 loss to Levante on Saturday.

Michael Jones26 February 2020 19:01

Team news

Real Madrid make three changes to the side that lost to Levante at the weekend. Ferland Mendy, Vinicius Jr and Fede Valverde come into the starting XI with Toni Kroos and Gareth Bale on the bench. 

Pep Guardiola names an interesting team to face them with Sergio Aguero, David Silva and Raheem Sterling all on the bench. 

Gabriel Jesus replaces Aguero up front with Nicolas Otamendi coming in for David Silva.

Michael Jones26 February 2020 19:04

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