Real Madrid and Manchester City; UEFA Champions League 2023/24 quarter-final

Real Madrid vs Manchester City Champions League 2023/24 quarter-final first leg preview: Where to watch, kick-off time, predicted line-ups

Real Madrid and Manchester City are set to clash in the UEFA Champions League quarter-final first leg on Tuesday, April 9th, with kick-off at 21:00 CET. The match will take place at Estadio Santiago Bernabéu in Madrid.

Fans can catch the action on their local UEFA Champions League broadcast partners’ channels all over the world.

This encounter marks Carlo Ancelotti’s 200th Champions League game as a coach, promising an exciting showdown between two football giants. Real Madrid and Manchester City have faced off in the knockout stages four times in the last five seasons, with both teams experiencing moments of triumph and defeat.

In their previous encounters, Manchester City emerged victorious in the 2019/20 round of 16, while Real Madrid secured a dramatic aggregate triumph in the 2021/22 semi-finals.

Predicted line-ups for the match are yet to be announced, with no suspensions for either team. However, players such as Bellingham, Camavinga, Tchouameni, and Vinícius Júnior will miss the next match if booked.

UEFA Champions League 2023/24 quarter-final Fixtures

UEFA Champions League 2023/24 Quarter-final Fixtures

Date Time (CET) Match Venue
April 9 21:00 Real Madrid vs Manchester City Estadio Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid
April 10 21:00 Barcelona vs Liverpool Camp Nou, Barcelona
April 10 21:00 Bayern Munich vs Paris Saint-Germain Allianz Arena, Munich
April 11 21:00 Juventus vs Chelsea Juventus Stadium, Turin

More information about where to watch these matches on your local UEFA Champions League broadcast partner(s) here.

Real Madrid comes into the fixture with a strong recent form, winning their last match against Athletic Club 2-0 in the Spanish La Liga. Meanwhile, Manchester City drew 0-0 against Arsenal in their latest English Premier League outing.

Both coaches, Carlo Ancelotti and Pep Guardiola, have expressed confidence ahead of the encounter, acknowledging the challenge each team poses. Guardiola highlighted the impact of players like Bellingham, emphasizing the need to control their influence on the game.

With anticipation building for this highly-anticipated clash, football fans can expect an exhilarating battle between two top European clubs vying for a spot in the Champions League semi-finals.

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