Real Madrid and Manchester City are set to face each other in the second of the Champions League semi-final on May 17.
The first meeting between the sides was highly anticipated, as both teams were expected to put up a tough fight. However, the clash ended in a 1 - 1 draw at the Santiago Bernabeu on May 9.
Vinicius Jr found the back of the net during the first half, giving his team a 1 - 0 lead going into the break. But the game took an exciting turn in the second half when Kevin de Bruyne stepped up and scored an equalizer, leveling the scoreline and adding a new wave of energy to the match.
The goals from both clubs added intensity and intrigue, setting the stage for a potentially thrilling second leg.
Furthermore, ahead of the meeting, FiveThirtyEight has predicted the result of the match claiming Manchester are the favorites to advance in the final.
FiveThirtyEight’s prediction for Manchester City vs Real Madrid
- Manchester City win – 57 %
- Draw – 22 %
- Real Madrid win – 21 %