Real Madrid must top Manchester City by at least one goal to win their UEFA Champions League semifinal in a match that will stream live on Wednesday after the legendary Spanish side was held to a goalless draw against the two-time Barclays Premier League champions in the first leg of their semifinal fixture last week in Manchester.
With the second-leg match played at the Bernabéu on May 4, Manchester City need only to score one away goal to advance to the final, as long as they concede no more than once.
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The winner of the Real Madrid vs. Manchester City match will face Atletico Madrid in the UEFA Champions League Final on May 28 at the San Siro in Milan, Italy, after Atletico Madrid defeated Bayern Munich with an away goal, after their two-legged semifinal ended at 2-2 on Tuesday.
Manchester City Manager Manuel Pellegrini — in one of his final matches at City before he is replaced by Pep Guardiola next season — says that his team is heading into the second leg Champions League match with one objective — to score. But that is a tall order at the home of Real Madrid in this tournament.
“We won’t go there for another goalless draw. We will try to get up, press and score, because we always want to score… I also see a more open Madrid. Nobody has scored at the Santiago Bernabéu in the Champions League this season. The statistics are to be broken.”
Watch highlights of the 0-0 draw at the Etihad between Real Madrid and Manchester City on April 26, in the video below.
To watch a livestream of the Real Madrid Vs. Manchester City UEFA Champions League semifinal, click on the video below, or continue reading for more streaming options, at the bottom of this article.
Kickoff is scheduled for 8:45 p.m. Central European Summer Time at Santiago Bernabéu Stadium in Madrid, Spain, on Wednesday, May 4. For fans in the United States, the live stream will get underway at 2:45 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time, 11:45 a.m. Pacific.
Advancing to the Champions League final is all-important to Manchester City — so crucial that Pellegrini admitted that he played a second-string team against Southampton over the weekend, in a match that City ended up losing 4-2.
The loss put the top-four spot in the Premier League now held by Manchester City in danger. The Citizens sit in fourth place with 64 points — just four points ahead of crosstown rivals Manchester United, who also have one game in hand. United has three games to play, while City has just two.
Of course, if Manchester City get to the Champions League final and win it, they gain a spot in next season’s competition automatically, regardless of where they place in the Premier League.
— The Guardian (@guardian) May 3, 2016
Real Madrid mega-star Cristiano Ronaldo has been declared fit and will be back in the side for Los Blancos on Wednesday. But Real Madrid Manager Zinedine Zidane nonetheless expects the underdog English team to give his squad everything they can handle.
“We know we are going to be under pressure from minute one to 90 or more, and the important thing is we are ready for that,” Zidane said on Tuesday. “We have to think about ourselves and work the same, try to press and to apply all the intensity and focus for a Champions League semifinal. At the same time we have an opponent we know is going to make it difficult.”
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Will Real Madrid hold their home advantage at the Bernabéu to advance to the San Siro where they will compete for their 11th European championship, going back to the pre-Champions League era, with a win in the second leg of their 2015-2016 Champions League semifinal? Or will Manchester City in their first-ever UEFA Champions League semifinal send the Spanish giants packing? To find out, watch the Real Madrid Vs. Manchester City UEFA Champions League Semifinal second leg match stream live from the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium in Madrid, Spain, by going to Fox Sports Go at this link or paying for a subscription to Fox Soccer2Go available at this link. To watch the semifinal match on mobile devices, download the Fox Sports Go app.
A Spanish-language stream of the Manchester City vs. Real Madrid match is available to watch live online via WatchESPN at this link.
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