Books – Ahmed Harbi
Wednesday, May 17, 2023 06:30 PM
The English Manchester City team is armed with very terrifying numbers at its Al-Ittihad stadium, before facing its guest Real Madrid, at ten in the evening today, Wednesday, at the “Al-Ittihad” stadium, in the second leg of the semi-finals of the European Champions League for the current season 2022-2023.
Man City vs Real Madrid
The first leg match between Real Madrid and Manchester City ended in a 1-1 draw at the Santiago Bernabeu, the royal stronghold.
Manchester City did not lose in the last 25 matches it played at the Etihad Stadium in the Champions League, as it won 23 matches and drew two matches.
Also, Manchester City has played 14 matches at the Etihad Stadium since the beginning of 2023, during which it achieved 14 wins, scored 49 goals and conceded 7 goals.
Al-Ittihad Stadium is considered a historical complex for the Meringue, as the Royals did not taste the taste of victory there.
Real Madrid played 4 matches in the stronghold of Man City, with two losses and two draws.
It started in the group stage of the season (2012-2013) and ended in a 1-1 draw.
The second match was in the first leg of the semi-finals of the (2015-2016) season, and ended in a goalless draw, while the third match was in the second leg of the final price of the (2019-2020) edition, and City won 2-1.
As for the fourth and final match, it was in the first leg of the semi-finals of the season (2021-2022), and Man City won 4-3.
Real is chasing 3 negative numbers that threaten its exit against Man City in the second leg of the Champions League semi-finals, and they are as follows:
Real Madrid has never won at the Etihad Stadium.
The last time City lost a Champions League match at the Etihad Stadium was in 2018.
Real Madrid did not reach the final of the Champions League after being tied in the first leg of the semi-final at home.
Man City vs Real Madrid
Historically, the Manchester City teams met against Real Madrid before today’s match in 9 confrontations, in which the two sides shared winning 3 matches and a draw in the same.
Real Madrid excelled in the history of confrontations by scoring 14 goals against 13 for Manchester City, while Karim Benzema topped the list of scorers for the two clubs’ matches, with 6 goals against 3 in favor of Gabriel Jesus, equally with Kevin De Bruyne.
Manchester City surpasses the marketing value by 1.05 billion euros, compared to 860 million for Real Madrid, while Erling Haaland tops the list of the most expensive players in the match by 170 million, while Vinicius comes as the most expensive Meringue player by 120 million euros.