UEFA CL quarter-final 2nd leg preview: Manchester City, Real Madrid set for round two


The Premier League and La Liga leaders lock horns in the second leg of their quarter final encounter at the Etihad Stadium. Manchester City and Real Madrid fought out a 3-3 draw in their first leg encounter at the Bernabeu, leaving the tie delicately poised going into the second leg.

City have the advantage going into this, as they are yet to lose a game at home this season. They come into this on the back of a 5-1 thrashing of Luton Town, and having defeated Real on this ground last season, will now look to do it again. Los Blancos will rue the fact that they couldn’t pick up a sizeable advantage in the first leg, and they now have it all to do as they have never beaten City at the Etihad on five different occasions.

They were slammed 4-0 in the semi finals last season, and will be desperate to avoid a repeat result. Aurelien Tchouameni, scorer of the only goal of the game against Mallorca at the weekend, is suspended after picking up a yellow card in the first leg. Can the Spanish side now make history?

Dethroned Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich will play host to Arsenal at the Allianz Arena. A 2-2 draw was the outcome in an entertaining but controversial first leg, with both teams being denied penalties, so it is now all to play for on German territory.

Bayern come into this on the back of a 2-0 win over Koln, which ultimately meant nothing as Bayer Leverkusen were crowned Bundesliga champions 24 hours later after pounding Werder Bremen 5-0. With the Champions League title their only chance of silverware left this season, the Bavarians will hope to seal a semi final spot with the backing of their fans. 

Arsenal followed up this draw with a shock 2-0 loss to Aston Villa at the Emirates, and they will need to pick themselves up if they are to avoid yet another defeat. 

They have won just one of their last four away games in the competition, though, including losses to Lens and FC Porto. They have progressed to the semi final just twice in their Champions League history and with Bayern having won 19 of their last 23 UCL home games, the Gunners will have quite the mountain to climb. 

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