Manchester City hold a slight edge going into the second leg of the UEFA Champions League semi-final tie, as they will have the home advantage. The first leg finished 1-1 at Santiago Bernabeu. Yet, if there is one thing that we have learned about Real Madrid in recent times, it is that you should never consider them as the underdogs.
This team knows a number of ways to win games of football, especially when the pressure is on. They have done it time after time. It is hard to remember the last time that Los Blancos lost a two-legged tie.
Manchester City are a very strong team themselves though and one cannot take them lightly. Pep Guardiola’s are in the running for a historic treble this season.
There is some good news for Manchester City heeding into the second leg against Real Madrid as well. It looks like Rodri will be fit to feature despite of a recent injury scare.
Manchester City boost before second leg vs Real Madrid
As reported by Manchester Evening News, Guardiola has suggested that Rodri will be fine to play against Real Madrid in the UEFA Champions League despite appearing to limp out of their win over Everton, as the Manchester City manager said:
"“He will be okay on Wednesday.”"
Of course, Rodri has been a key part of Manchester City’s team. Thus, this news will come as a boost for the Citizens to say the very least.
The club have another injury worry in the form of Nathan Ake. Although, there have been suggestions that he is recovering as well.
On the other hand, Real Madrid have had a few injury worries heading into the second leg as well. But the good news is that all of them have been included in the squad to take on Manchester City in midweek.