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Real Madrid XI vs Man City: Valverde and Casemiro start UCL semi-final

Federico Valverde - Real Madrid
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The two European giants have announced their official starting XIs for the upcoming game.

Real Madrid will host Manchester City in the second leg of their Champions League semi-final tie on Wednesday. The Blancos will go into the game being 4-3 behind on aggregate as they hope to pull off another UCL comeback on home soil.

Carlo Ancelotti has made two changes to the lineup that played at the Etihad Stadium last week. Nacho Monreal replaces David Alaba, who is not fit to start. In midfield, Casemiro has returned to Real Madrid’s lineup as Rodrygo sits on the bench.

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Real Madrid vs Liverpool: Official lineups

Here are the two sides’ starting lineups for the game.

Real Madrid XI: Courtois, Carvajal, Eder Militao, Nacho, Mendy, Modric, Casemiro, Kroos, Valverde, Benzema, Vinicius Junior.

Manchester City XI: Ederson, Walker, Dias, Laporte, Joao Cancelo, Bernardo Silva, Rodri, De Bruyne, Mahrez, Gabriel Jesus, Foden.

Pep Guardiola has made two changes to the lineup that defeated Real Madrid in the first leg. Joao Cancelo and Kyle Walker make their comebacks to City’s lineup, starting ahead of Oleksandr Zinchenko and John Stones.

Let’s see if City’s defensive boost will help them get past Real Madrid and reach the Champions League final tonight.