Manchester City v Real Madrid: Champions League semi-final, first leg – live!

Champions League updates from the 8pm BST kick-offBarney Ronay: De Bruyne holds key to City’s hopesGet in contact! Contact Scott here together with your ideas

That is Actual Madrid’s thirty first European Cup semi-final. They win extra ties than they lose – simply, 16 to 14 – however they’ve had some semi shockers away from house by the years. They had been humped 5-1 at Hamburg in 1980; misplaced 4-1 to Borussia Dortmund in 2013; after which there’s the well-known 5-0 spanking handed out by Milan in 1989. For additional particulars of that final rout, Rob Smyth is, like a pint of plain, your solely man.

John Stones has handed a health check and can begin – as a lot as one can second-guess Pep Guardiola’s tactical intentions – at proper again. He’ll stand in for the injured Kyle Walker. Joao Cancelo misses out by suspension. Gabriel Jesus, contemporary from his four-goal romp in opposition to Watford, retains his place within the entrance three as reward.

Continue reading…Champions League updates from the 8pm BST kick-offBarney Ronay: De Bruyne holds key to Metropolis’s hopesGet in contact! Contact Scott right here together with your thoughtsThis is Actual Madrid’s thirty first European Cup semi-final. They win extra ties than they lose – simply, 16 to 14 – however they’ve had some semi shockers away from house by the years. They had been humped 5-1 at Hamburg in 1980; misplaced 4-1 to Borussia Dortmund in 2013; after which there’s the well-known 5-0 spanking handed out by Milan in 1989. For additional particulars of that final rout, Rob Smyth is, like a pint of plain, your solely man.John Stones has handed a health check and can begin – as a lot as one can second-guess Pep Guardiola’s tactical intentions – at proper again. He’ll stand in for the injured Kyle Walker. Joao Cancelo misses out by suspension. Gabriel Jesus, contemporary from his four-goal romp in opposition to Watford, retains his place within the entrance three as reward. Proceed studying…Soccer | The Guardian