Manuel Pellegrini’s last run as Manchester City manager has seen them to the club’s first-ever semifinal, after being booted out of Champions League by Barcelona in each of the past two seasons.
Now, they face Real Madrid with a chance to head to the San Siro for their first UCL final.
After knocking off Barcelona and coming back from 0-2 down after one leg against Wolfsburg, Madrid might be the hottest team left in the tournament. They are playing in their sixth straight Champions League semifinal, but this is the first run with Zinedine Zidane on the sidelines.
Real Madrid vs. Manchester City Betting Info
First Leg Moneyline (from SkyBet): Manchester City 9/4, Real Madrid 23/20, Draw 5/2
Outright Odds to Advance (from SkyBet): Manchester City 7/4, Real Madrid 2/5
These teams have only met twice in European competition, when they were in the same group during the 2012-13 campaign. Madrid won the first leg 3-2, while City held on 1-1 at home.
For City to have a shot at the final, it’s a given that the team needs to slow down Cristiano Ronaldo. CR7 leads all UCL scorers with 16 goals in the competition, and could be a nightmare for City, especially if Vincent Kompany isn’t ready to return to the lineup.