Real Madrid travel to Manchester next week as they look to advance to the final of this year’s Champions League. The first leg in the Spanish capital ended in a 1-1 draw and the tie is now finely poised.
Los Blancos have never beaten City in Manchester. Their first game away against the Premier League club was in the group stage of the 2012-2013 Champions League, which ended in a 1-1 draw. The following tie was another draw, in the first leg of the semi-finals of the 2015-2016 campaign (0-0). Carlo Ancelotti’s side then eliminated Manuel Pellegrini’s men in the second leg at the Santiago Bernabéu (1-0).
The last two ties between the clubs in Manchester have come more recently. In the Champions League season during the pandemic with empty grounds, City beat Zinedine Zidane’s team 2-1, which saw Real Madrid get knocked out in the last 16 of the competition. Just last year, Madrid lost 4-3 to City but came back in remarkable fashion at the Bernabéu before going on to lift their 14th Champions League in Paris.
Kieran Quaile | GSFN