UEFA Champions League 2022: Manchester City v Real Madrid - Semi Final Leg 2
Stake - 17 de mayo de 2023
Here we are to what most people would consider, the UCL “real final”. No disrespect to Inter Milan, but this match will truly emerge as the most popular of the tournament and one that decides the favourite for the final.
These two teams were locked in a tactical battle of tiny details in leg one at the Santiago Bernabeu, and this matchup will likely be more open and free flowing.
End to end football is something that you should watch out for in this final match between Madrid and City, while the last iteration of this two leg-tie still remains fresh in both teams’ memories.
There are only two spots for the CL final, and one of them has already been taken by a surprising Inter team that has made it this far without much consistency throughout their own domestic league.
These two teams will feel like their feet will be one-half in if they win this semi final leg, and no one can blame them.
Two of the world’s biggest clubs with the best players will be looking to cement their place in history this Wednesday!
Let’s get into the preview on Stake.com!
Manchester City versus Real Madrid - Leg Two - Agg. 1-1
Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City are on the verge of a historical treble this season, and Pep seems to have a finally well-equipped squad to combat any encounters of hindrance in their path.
Man City are clearly one of the, if not the world’s best squad right now and they have streaked through the past two months with flying colours and pure ecstasy.
Well-balanced on all fronts of a footballing match, City know when to control the tempo, play their game, or when to press.
There are multiple facets that you have to break down in order to try and win a game against the Blues, but there are a few opportunities that you are able to take advantage of.
City will be dominating this game more than likely from a possession and attacking zone perspective, but there will be a deep emphasis on defending the counter with the likes of Vinicius Jr and Rodrygo on the other end of the pitch.
In game one, City did well for most of the game but of few lapses of concentration saw them come home with only a tied result.
Real Madrid is looking to pull off a huge upset from the world of football this week, and frankly everything is possible for the Los Blancos.
Karim Benzema and Vinicius are leaning towards playing a more defensive game this time around, and there is nothing to say that they can’t capitalize on the counterattack.
Real Madrid are by far the more historic club of the two, but Manchester City will feel hard-pressed to find any other opportunity this season to finally put the doubters to rest.
Look for Madrid to play a more absorbent game style where their attack isn’t the main priority at first.
If they are able to get out in space, the game will open up heavily and there will be fireworks.
Betting Prediction - Manchester City moneyline and the over on goals scored.