Real Madrid vs Manchester City: everything we know about the Champions League game

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Real Madrid vs Manchester City: everything we know about the Champions League game
Chema Carvajal Sarabia

Chema Carvajal Sarabia

When and where is the Real Madrid vs Manchester City first leg match?

Today, Tuesday, May 9, 2023, will take place the long-awaited first leg of the Champions League semifinals between Ancelotti’s Real Madrid and Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City.

The match will be a prime time game and the prize is very appealing: to reach the final of the Champions League 2022 / 2023. As always, the two teams arrive with many options and no one wants to be the favorite.


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Statements between Real Madrid and Manchester City

Right now the two teams, both Madrid and Manchester, do not want to be favorites in the tie. But, unwittingly, authoritative voices in the world of soccer are talking about Manchester City being a cyclone for Real Madrid.

If we look at the leagues of each team, Real Madrid has been at a lower level than expected for a few months, losing many games and 14 points behind first-placed Barcelona.


As for Manchester City, they have been climbing up the Premiere League standings. Right now they are at the top of the league with one game in hand and having won more than five games in a row, some of them very important.

Even so, Tony Kroos, Real Madrid player, has already said in a press conference that whoever bets against Madrid, usually loses. In the Champions League, says the German, they are something else. We will see if he achieves the impossible again.

Possible line-ups for tonight’s Champions League game

For the first leg, which takes place today, May 9, 2023, Real Madrid will be the favorites as they will be playing at the Santiago Bernabeu, their home stadium. In the second leg, it will be Manchester City who will be the favorites at the Etihad Stadium.

The possible lineups for tonight are:

  • Real Madrid: Courtois, Camavinga, Alaba, Rüdiguer, Carvajal, Modric, Kross, Valverde, Vinicius, Benzema and Rodrygo.
  • Manchester City: Ederson, Walker, Dias, Akanji, Stones, Rodri, Gundogan, B. Silva, De BRuyne, Grealish and Haaland.

How and when to watch Real Madrid vs Manchester City on TV

In Spain, to be able to watch the first leg of the Champions League 2022 / 2023 semi-finals, you must have the Movistar + Football package contracted, as only they have the rights to this competition.

If you do not have this package contracted, you can try the VPNs that we have left and recommended in the article, as they allow you to watch English channels and those from other countries, so you will be able to watch soccer from any channel in the world.

  • Tuesday, May 9, April at 9 p.m.: Real Madrid vs Manchester City (Movistar Liga de Campeones)

As all the matches are at 21:00 (Spanish time), we translate the schedules of the matches to the rest of the countries of the world in case you are from there and do not want to miss the quarterfinals:

  • All matches are at 21:00 Spanish time.
  • All matches are at 15:00 New York time (6 hours).
  • All matches are at 12:00 Los Angeles time (9 a.m.).
  • All matches are at 13:00 Mexico City time (8 a.m.).
  • All matches are at 16:00 Argentina time (5 hours).

As we have already said, the way to watch the Champions League 2023 in Spain is through the Champions League channel of Movistar+. Or through the VPNs that we have left you along the news. Do not miss the opportunity.


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Chema Carvajal Sarabia

Chema Carvajal Sarabia

Journalist specialized in technology, entertainment and video games. Writing about what I'm passionate about (gadgets, games and movies) allows me to stay sane and wake up with a smile on my face when the alarm clock goes off. PS: this is not true 100% of the time.

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