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Manchester City have reached the UEFA Champions League semi-final for the first time since the 2015-16 season. City will prepare to face PSG on Wednesday, April 28 and Tuesday, May 4. Pep Guardiola’s side reached the semi-finals after having celebrated a 4-2 on aggregate victory over Borussia Dortmund in the quarter-finals.
The last time City were in the Champions League semi-finals they faced Real Madrid and were knocked out of the competition by having lost 1-0 over two leggs. The first leg between the clubs ended in a goalless draw at Etihad Stadium.
During that time, Manuel Pellegrini was their head coach. Here is how City’s starting lineup looked in the first leg.
While Willy Caballero, Pablo Zabaleta, Raheem Sterling, Aleksandar Kolarov, Fabian Delph, Eliaquim Mangala and Kelechi Iheanacho started on the bench.
In the second leg Real Madrid celebrated a 1-0 victory as Fernando scored an own goal. Here is how the starting XI of the Cityzens looked:
While Willy Caballero, Raheem Sterling, Aleksandar Kolarov, Wilfried Bony, Fabian Delph, Eliaquim Mangala and Kelechi Iheanacho started on the bench.
Real Madrid went on to win the tournament.
From the last time that City reached the semi-finals, few players have remained at the club until now: Fernandinho, Kevin De Bruyne, Sergio Aguero, Raheem Sterling.